Both the Kiwanis and Lion's Shelters are available to reserve on a seasonal basis. Only residents of Rochester can reserve them. Groups cannot use residents as agents to reserve the facility for them unless they are bona fide members of the group and will be present the day the shelter is used.
The reservation form is available at City Hall, along with an information sheet that includes the fee structure. After the form is filled out, it will take about a day to process.
Once the application has been approved, the applicant will pay the associated fees and pick up a copy of the approved form. At that time, the reservation will be entered onto the calendar. Note that whether the shelters are involved or not, any group of one hundred or more people intending to use any Rochester park must obtain City Council approval. Contact the DPW Director at (248) 651-9061 for details and available dates.