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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 up to 75 people. 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. Normally, small shelters rent for $70/day for residents and large shelters, which include Mohwak #2, Mohawk #6, Veterans, Hunter and Helmerich shelters, rent for $110/day. 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 $25 deposit. 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 and rent a park shelter, please call or visit Central Center in Centennial Park at 1028 E 6th St or (918) 596-1444, or download, complete and email this Shelter Rental Form to and a staff member will contact you to check shelter availability for you as well as help you with the rest of the rental process. Please note, you will be required to pay for your shelter rental within one week after your reservation is confirmed, and you'll need to visit Central Center to pay as well as pick up and return any restroom or electric keys.

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.

Park Amenities for Rent

Amenities are available and affordable. Park events get first priority, but certain amenities can also be rented for special events by individuals, group and/or businesses. The following amenities are available to rent:

  • Mobile Theatre - Equipped with a generator and lights, the Mobile Theatre is ideal for an outdoor concert, or announcing a 5K race. The stage floor is 36' across, 14' deep, and 4' off the ground. Description
  • Canopy Stage - An open-air stage with a canopy roof. No electric. The stage floor is 24' across, 16' deep, and 44" off the ground. Description
  • Bleachers - holds 15-20 people each. Six sections available. Rental in park sites only. 
  • Risers - Each section is 4' x 8' and 24" high. Twelve sections available. Rental in park sites only. 
  • Concession Trailer - Opens on three sides, this trailer is great for event registration or an information booth. Rental in park sites only.
  • Tents - 20' x 20' canopy tents with only four support beams. Rental in park sites only. 

Please reference our Amenity Rental Rates and Amenity Request Form, then contact Marci Joha at or (918) 596-2527 for availability and information. 

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 Joha at or (918) 596-2527 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 any park or shelter reservation that will host more than 75 people, is open to the public, and/or has special amenities or logistical needs.

To start the special event registration process, you will need to contact Marci Joha at or (918) 596-2527 to check the availability of the park and/or amenity 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.

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 Joha at and pay your permit fee at Central. You will then be mailed a park permit with 3-5 business 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.