Rental Policies


The Chautauqua Park Shelter House can be rented up to a year in advance of the rental date. A rental agreement needs to be completed and the rental fee paid prior to the reservation being put on the calendar. A damage deposit is also required prior to use. Rental is from 7:00am to 10:00pm the day of the rental only. Check the calendar for availability. Contact 732-8000 or stop at City Hall to reserve.

User Rules

  • No driving or parking on the grass
  • No sitting or standing on tables
  • No crepe paper pinatas allowed
  • No smoking
  • No kegs of beer
  • No garage sales
  • No for-profit rental
  • Clean up and remove any trash from the facility (trash may be placed in the Park Dumpster located south of the Park Maintenance Facility)
  • If shelter house is damaged upon arrival call 749-2525
  • Return key to City Hall (or drop box) same day as rented

Cancellation Policy

The City of Storm Lake has in effect the following refund policy for renters of the Chautauqua Park Shelter House:

  • Cancellation at least 3 months in advance of the rental date renter would receive a 50% refund on their rental fee and 100% refund on their damage deposit
  • Cancellation within 3 months of the rental date the renter will receive no refund on their rental fee and 100% refund of their damage deposit