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Chautauqua Park Shelter House


  1. Basketball
  2. Enclosed Shelter ($110.00 Add-on)
  3. Grill
  4. Lake Trail
  5. Parking
  6. Picnic Areas
  7. Playground
  8. Public Restrooms
  9. Tables
  10. Water

The Chautauqua Park Shelter House is located in Chautauqua Park.  It is divided into two sections that can be rented individually or together on a daily basis.  Each side contains a kitchenette, picnic tables, a common restroom, and a shared patio.  For reservations check the calendar for availability and contact City Hall between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm or call 712-732-8000 to make your reservations.

Rentable Shelter

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 7:00 am to 10:00 pm the day of the rental only. Reservations can be made at City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm and by calling 712-732-8000

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

Facility Information

  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Sink
  • Restrooms
  • 9/10 picnic tables (seats approximately 80 people per side)
  • Large grill on patio (which is shared )
  • Heat
  • Playground nearby
  • Air Conditioning


Chautauqua Park Shelter has an east and west side available for rent from 7 am to 10 pm.

  • $110 fee per side plus a damage deposit of $200 per side 

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

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