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 Mohawk #2, Mohawk #6, Dream Keepers, 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 $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 and rent a park shelter, please call or visit Centennial Center in Veterans Park at 1028 E 6th St or (918) 596-1444, or download, complete and email this Shelter Rental Form to email@example.com 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 Centennial Center to pay as well as pick up and return any restroom or electric keys.
Please reference our List of Shelters, Key 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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 596-2527 for availability and information.
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 Rose at email@example.com 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.
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:
Please complete and return the General Park Use Form to Marci Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org and pay your permit fee at Centennial Center in Veterans Park. 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.