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Enclosed Shelter Renter Information and Regulations

Boone City Parks has five shelters available for rental.

  • The J.B. McHose Shelter is located a ¼ mile south of the Park Ave entrance on Frances Mason Dr.
  • The Scout Cabin is located a ¼ mile north of the Hwy 30 rest area on Frances Mason Dr.
  • The Memorial Shelter is located north of the railroad track on Story St. to 19th and turn left.
  • The Floyd Gutterridge Shelter located 3 blocks west of Story St. on the south side of Park Ave.
J.B. McHose Shelter

1215 Francis Mason Dr

Seating capacity 120, 100 chairs, 14 - 8 ft folding tables, approx open area inside 40' x 40'. Kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, sink with hot and cold water. Fireplace. Flush toilet inside and adjacent building. Close to playground, softball diamond, swimming pool, kids fishing pond, hiking trails, tennis and volleyball courts.

Scout Cabin

1401 Francis Mason Dr

Seating capacity 80, 60 chairs, 10 - 8ft folding tables, approx . open inside area 40' x 25'. Stove, refrigerator, sink with cold water, heater, fireplace, flush toilets outside. Close to playground, hiking trails and kids fishing pond.

Memorial Shelter

711 19th St

Seating capacity 50, 40 chairs, 6 - 8ft folding tables, approx. inside open area 40' x 20'. Kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, sink with hot and cold water. Flush toilet inside. Close to a playground, horseshoe pits, tennis and basketball courts.

Floyd Gutterridge Shelter

410 Park Ave.

Seating capacity 50, 40 chairs, 6 - 8ft folding tables, approx. inside open area 30' x 36'. Kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, furnace and water outside. Pit toilet outside. Close to playground, hiking trails and horse arena.

*Scout Cabin and Gutterridge will be available from October through April, with additional $20 charge per day for heat. NO water during the above months and portable toilet is outside the shelters. McHose Shelter, Herman Pavilion and Memorial are not available from Mid October through April.

Renter Responsibility:

  • Renter will be billed for any damage or clean up costs.
  • Building must be cleaned before vacated. 
  • Renter may remain at building for one hour past park closing time for clean up purposes only. 
  • Park closes at 11 p.m.
  • Put away all folding chairs and tables.
  • Set all picnic tables outside.
  • Make sure stove, water and lights are turned off. 
  • Leave refrigerator on.
  • Put out fires. (NOT with fire extinguisher)
  • Shut and lock all windows and doors.
  • Sweep the floor and set garbage outside (unless posted on refrigerator to leave inside).
  • Clean up litter outside associated with your group.


Alcohol is permitted on premises. It is the renter’s responsibility to insure that all persons under 21 years of age are prohibited from consuming any alcoholic beverages in or around rented shelter. The City of Boone is not liable for any accident or injury due to alcoholic consumption.

Fire Extinguisher:

Each building is equipped with an all-purpose fire extinguisher for your safety. Please do not discharge extinguisher unless necessary.


Please inform the Parks Department of your cancellations as soon as possible so that others may use the facility. Rental Fees are non-refundable.

Key Pick Up & Return:

Come to Boone City Parks' parking lot at 724 Lincoln Avenue (at the south end of Greene Street and east of Herman Pavilion). A key will be in Mailbox next to office door in an envelope with renter’s name. Keys for weekend renters will be in the box on Friday morning and you can pick them up at your convenience. Please call ahead for other arrangements. Return your key to the office door marked "KEYS" as soon as you are finished with the Shelter and report any damages in writing. Additional $40 charge for keys not returned in 48 hours.

Rental Policy for Herman Park Pavilion

Herman Park Pavilion Renter Information

A sign on the front displays when this open air pavilion is rented. This pavilion has 40 picnic tables with a stage that is 42' x 23'.


  1. If pavilion is not rented, usage is on a first come - first served basis. 
  2. Grills are on a first come, first serve basis.
  3. Noise and music is to be kept low so all can enjoy.
  4. Reservation can be made up to one year in advance.

Shelter Rental Rates

Effective January 1, 2017/Effective September 11, 2017 (table rental only)

Shelter Available

1/2 Day

7am - 3pm

1/2 Day

3pm - 11pm

All Day

7am - 11pm

McHose Shelter May-Mid Oct $80.00 $90.00 $150.00
Memorial Shelter May-Mid Oct $60.00 $70.00 $100.00
*Scout Cabin Jan-Dec $60.00 $70.00 $100.00
*Gutterridge Shelter Jan-Dec $60.00 $70.00 $100.00
Herman Park Pavilion May-Mid Oct $60.00 $60.00 $120.00

*The Scout Cabin and Gutteridge will be available from October through April, with an addition $10 charge per 1/2 day or $20 for entire day of heat. McHose Shelter, Memorial Shelter and Herman Park are not available from mid October through April. 

Rental Fees are Non-Refundable 

Picnic table rental - $10 per table up to 50 tables, then 51-100 no cost.

Per week (7 days) You pick up at Park Office and return to Park Office.

Ball Diamond rental - $40 per day per Diamond (Preparation not included)

Gutterridge Arena rental - $30 per day (arena only and preparation not included)

Scout Troop Rental Weekends $75 per weekend per shelter (3p.m. Friday - 3p.m. Sunday)
Shelter reservations may be made up to one year in advance.

(Example - Next year if you want to use the shelter on May 25, you may make that reservation no earlier than May 25 of this year)
Rental Fees for next year are subject to change

To make reservations call the Parks/Public Works Office at (515) 432-4211 ext. 1129 or by e-mail at Reservations

If sending an e-mail request, please provide the following information:




Date of desired reservation

Time of reservation (Reservations are made in the following time slots:  7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. full day, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. half day, or 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. half day)

Shelter location (McHose Shelter, Memorial Shelter, Scout Cabin, Gutterridge, or Herman Park Pavilion)

Rental rates subject to change.

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724 Lincoln Ave
Boone, IA 50036
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