How to rent an open shelter

Updated Jun 08, 2021

Many of Prince George's Parks and Recreation's parks have neighborhood open shelters to rent for your outdoor events. Go to How to Reserve Watkins and Cosca Park Shelters if you're interested in renting a shelter from either of those regional parks.

Log in to Parks Direct and go to the Neighborhood Park Open Shelters page

  1. Go to to begin scheduling your rental.
  2. Log in to your Parks Direct account.
    • First, select Login on the upper-right corner of the Parks Direct home page. Then enter your Parks Direct username and password in the login pop-up window. Lastly, select the Login button below the Username and Password boxes.
  3. Select Browse > Neighborhood Park Open Shelters. The Browse menu is on the navigation bar at the top of the website, and Neighborhood Park Open Shelters is under the Park Permits section.

Select Login on the upper-right corner, enter your username and password, and then select the Login button on the pop-up window. See above.

Select Browse > Neighborhood Park Open Shelters. See above.

Choose your shelter

  1. Move down the Open Shelters page until you see the calendar. The calendar’s boxes show you whether there are available or unavailable shelters.
  2. Select the day you want to rent a shelter (select the text inside the box), and a new page will list all the shelters for the day you chose.
  3. Move down the new page, and select the green shopping cart icon for the shelter you want to rent. Red shopping cart icons with an X indicate unavailable shelters.
  4. Select Add To Cart on the yellow pop-up banner.
  5. Select the checkbox next to the customer who's paying for the rental. Then select Continue.

To view future months, select the Next Month> button above the calendar.

Above the calendar, you can select the Display Option box and change how shelters are displayed. If you choose Listing or Detail, you might need to change the date in the Begin Date box.

Listing - Shows shelters in a list.

Detail - Shows shelters in a list with the park’s address and the shelter’s maximum capacity.

Calendar - Shows the availability for the month you selected under the date.

Graphical - Currently unavailable.

Select the day you want to rent a shelter. Make sure to select the text inside of the day's box. See above.

Select the green shopping cart icon > Add To Cart. To the right of the green cart, the shelter's park is listed under Description. See above.

Select a customer's checkbox > Continue. See above.

Enter rental information and review your purchase

  1. In the Reservation Purpose box, write the reason why you are renting the shelter. For example, you might rent a shelter for a birthday party, high school graduation party, or family reunion.
  2. Read the rental waiver, move down the page, and select the checkbox next to I agree with the above > Continue.
  3. In your shopping cart, review your rental purchase and select Proceed To Checkout.
  4. Move down the new page, review your charges summary and billing information, and select Continue.
  5. Enter your payment information. Then select Pay.  

After selecting Pay, do not use the back button on your browser.

Write the reason you're renting the shelter in the Reservation Purpose box. See above.

Select the I agree with the above checkbox and then Continue. See above.

Review your cart, and then select Proceed To Checkout. See above.

Review your charges summary and billing information. Then select Continue. See above.

Enter your payment information, and then select Pay. See above.

After selecting Pay, do not use the back button on your browser.

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