Shelter & Athletic Field Reservations

Shelter Reservations   

Open-air shelters make an excellent setting for functions - from casual BBQs to wedding receptions, birthday parties to family reunions. Shelters are located in beautiful, natural settings and come with tables, grills and mowed play areas. By making advanced reservations, your group will be guaranteed use of the site. 

Shelter Reservations for March 1st. The Parks and Recreation Department reserves 3 shelter houses throughout the City. 

All reservations are for the entire day. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday, during regular business hours at Peculiar City Hall located at 250 South Main.

We encourage you to call in advance or check availability online and to visit your site to ensure its suitability for your needs. An official reservation form accompanied by the full rental fee must be submitted to schedule a reservation. Reservation forms are available at City Hall. 

Shelter Policies

  • Park Shelters are open from daylight to dark unless otherwise reserved or posted.
  • Park Shelters are used on a first-come first-serve basis unless reserved with the Parks Dept.
  • No driving or parking on grass. Parking is allowed only in designated areas.
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted.
  • No horses, or other animals, model airplanes, go-carts, mini-bikes, or ATV’s.
  • Pets must be on a leach while at the park. Pet waste must be removed and disposed of properly.
  • No open burning permitted.
  • No removal of or damage to park property or picnic tables.
  • No climbing on buildings or structures not erected for this purpose.
  • The City of Peculiar is not responsible for personal items left in the parks.
  • Vendors, soliciting, signs and other advertisements are prohibited without proper permission.

 Additional Information

  • McKernan Rest rooms are seasonal, and are open generally from April 1 to November 1.
  • Your fee covers your use of the shelter for the entire day – we do not make more than one reservation per shelter per day.
  • No refunds for inclement weather.
  • Cancellations made in writing 7 days prior to event may be issued a refund.  Cancellations made 6 days or less prior to event will be issued a credit.
  • Parks are serviced regularly during the Picnic season.  The department cannot, however, guarantee that other residents will not use your shelter before you get there.
  • Special permitting/insurance may be required depending on the type of event you plan.

Athletic Field Reservation 

Rental Fees

Raisbeck Athletic Facility
  • Per hour rate per field without lights $25
  • Per hour rate per field with lights $50
  • Tournament / Traveling League rate per game 15 & under $30
  • Tournament / Traveling League rate per game 16& over $50 
  • Football Game rate without lights $100
  • Football Game rate with lights  $150


Fees, Deposits, Insurance and Waivers Needed by City


  • 50% deposit of the game and/or daily fee per field is required at the time of reservation.
  • If the party reserving the facility cancels within 30 days of scheduled event the full deposit will be refunded with a city check. 
  • Full deposit will be refunded due to inclement weather or facility malfunction.  
  • If the party reserving the facility cancels within 3 weeks of scheduled event only 50% of deposit is refunded.
  • If the party reserving the facility cancels within 2 weeks of scheduled event the full deposit is forfeited to the city. 
  • All fees will need to be paid to city within 1 week of scheduled event.
  • A copy of a certificate of Liability of Insurance including the City of Peculiar as named insured, in the amount of $1,000,000 for any one accident for bodily injury and property damage needs to be returned within 2 weeks of scheduled event. 
  • Game officials are the responsibility of the user.



Miscellaneous Information


  • The Director of Parks and Recreation may at his discretion temporarily reduce fees.
  • No phone reservations accepted.
  • The City staff reserves the right to make decisions on the use of facility and playing fields if doing so would be detrimental to the safety of participants or cause unnecessary damage to the playing fields.  Tournaments or events that have been rained out will not automatically be rescheduled.  The party reserving the facility may reschedule, depending on the availability of fields.  Cancelled or shortened events will receive appropriate refunds upon request.  


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