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Stich Shelter House

Subfacility of Riverside Park

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Reservation Cost

$50.00 per day

Max Occupancy 100


  1. Benches
  2. Fireplace
  3. Picnic Tables

This handsome, prairie style sandstone building has been the focal point of Riverside Park since it's construction in 1917. The interior has a lodge feel to it with a grand central fireplace, exposed beams, and knotty pine tables and benches. Double storefront doors open to covered porches that effectively double your entertainment space. Inside are (4) 10 foot picnic tables offering seating for 40-50 guests, (2) 8 foot serving tables, a lovely 10x4 buffet table, and benches of varying lengths to accommodate many configurations. The only heat is the fireplace and has no air conditioning.   Each porch has (2) 10 foot picnic tables that will provide seating for an additional 40 guests.

The Shelter House is surrounded by gardens and has views of a large fountain to the south. To the north of the building are family-style restrooms that are ADA accessible, a large playground with both modern and vintage play equipment, and a carousel that costs only a nickel. A short walk across the street brings you to our beautiful sculpture garden, putt-putt golf, and a vintage miniature train. Our FREE zoo is a short walk to the north.

Please fill out the attached form to submit your reservation request. Reservations are not final until payment is received. Please call City Hall at 620-332-2500, Option 3, to pay via phone or bring cash, check, or credit card to the Clerk's office at 811 W Laurel Street. Buildings not paid for within 10 days of reservation will be removed from the calendar.  Keys are to be picked up at City Hall by Friday at 5:00 p.m.

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