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Rentals, Reservations, Special Events

Reservations & Rentals

Tulsa Parks' Shelters for Rent

Tulsa Parks has large and small shelters that are great for parties, picnics, or family gatherings. All Tulsa Parks shelters are first-come-first-served, but you can also reserve a park shelter to guarantee it's available when you want to use it. See special event registration form below for fee structures. Please note, November 1 - March 30, shelters are considered "winterized" and discounted to $25 since they will not be cleaned regularly by parks staff, which means the public is responsible for any cleaning before and after their reservation.

Please also note the following additional fees:

Some shelters have restrooms and/or electric that may require a key, which requires an additional $50deposit. Most shelter restrooms are locked to the public, but available for rentals on a seasonal basis April 1 - October 31. Restrooms are unavailable to all when 'winterized' (pipes drained to prevent freezing/damage) from November 1-March 30, with exception of those at Hunter and Helmerich parks.

To reserve a shelter, please visit our new reservation/registration website. You will need to create an online profile in order to complete an online reservation. Reservations must be made at least seven (7) days in advance.

Please reference our List of SheltersKey Deposit/Shelter Refund Policy, and Shelter Rules & Guidelines to help improve your shelter reservation/rental experience. We also recommend that you read and observe our Shelter Rules & Guidelines. if you encounter any issues during your event, please call City Security at (918) 596-9100 or Tulsa Police Non-Emergency line at (918) 596-9222.

Sports Courts & Fields for Rent

Open, sports courts and fields are available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also find ball fields with backstops.

Permits to reserve a sports court or field are available for $45 for a four-hour time period. Contact Marci Rose at for availability and information.  

Planning a Special Event?

Tulsa Parks is a perfect place to host your special event! We define a special event as an outdoor event located in a park. The special event may or may not include the use of a shelter, and/or is open to the public, and/or has any special amenities or logistical needs.

To start the special event registration process, you will need to contact Marci Rose at or (918) 596-1444 to check the availability of the park for your special event. Then you'll download, complete and return the following forms:

Please note: a $25 Special Event Processing fee applies to all special events in addition to the park use fee. Please refer to the Special Event Registration form for information about park use fees and rates. Depending on the size of the event, rates vary. Additionally, event organizers will be responsible for supplying porta-johns, security and trash/recycle containers, if necessary, and may have to supply a parking plan once the application is reviewed. 

Park Amenities

Tulsa Parks will no longer be providing rental amenities for special events. This includes the mobile stages and tents.

General Park Use Permits

Special events as well as certain park activities require a park use permit. A $25 permit processing fee will apply to all applications. Those activities include:

  • Mobile Vendors
  • Photography
  • Scattering of ashes 
  • Metal detecting

Please complete and return the General Park Use Form to Marci Rose at and pay your permit fee at Centennial Center in Veterans Park. You will then be mailed a park permit within 30 days.

Woodward Park & Tulsa Garden Center

All photography permits, rentals and events at Woodward Park are managed through the Tulsa Garden Center. 

Photography Permits at Woodward Park

Whether it’s a family portrait, senior pictures, engagement photos, or a professionally styled shoot, you’re sure to find the perfect backdrop in Woodward Park.

By purchasing a photography permit, you gain special discounts and preferential access to unique locations, and you’ll also be supporting the beautification of Woodward Park - one of Tulsa’s most historic and cherished public spaces. Learn more about photography options and policies at Woodward Park here.

Special Events at Woodward Park

Event Permits are required for all gatherings of 10 or more park guests at Woodward Park, and some permits have required fees as well. Permits grant preferential access to unique locations, and support continued beautification and repairs for Woodward Park.

All paid event permits must include a credit card authorization on file in case of excessive cleanup, or damages to park property. Three hour permit fees range from $250 to $1,250, depending on venue selection and amenities.

The Arboretum is not available for permitted events but can be rented in conjunction with The Mansion.

Learn more about rentals and special events at Woodward Park here.