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Algonkian Regional Park

Picnic Shelters

Algonkian Shelter

Algonkian Regional Park offers rental picnic shelters perfect for picnics with family, friends and coworkers. Picnic shelters include tables and grills. Large shelters may only be rented for the day. Other shelters are available for rent during three time periods; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. to an hour before sunset, or all day. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all regional parks unless otherwise stated.

Additional info

If your event is outside the scope of a simple picnic (food, beverage, and guests), a Special Use Permit and $25 non-refundable processing fee is required along with your reservation.  This application does not reserve the shelter. The shelter reservation must be made separately.

The Special Use Permit is required if:

  • You want to have a “public gathering”, such as a demonstration, picketing, speech making, parades, ceremonies, meetings, rallies, entertainment, games, shows, concerts and all other forms of public assembly.
  • You would like to sponsor or arrange a public gathering of more than 75 persons upon property owned or operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

Rules & Regulations

Amusement Devices:
Amusement devices such as inflatables, rock walls, etc. are not permitted in the park.


Catering food options are available through Brickmakers Catering, NOVA Parks' Food and Beverage Department. Brickmakers Catering offers a variety of food and beverage options, including alcohol service at Shelter 1. All other alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all regional parks. To start planning your next event, please complete the inquiry form below!

Catering Menus





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Deluxe Picnic Shelter (200 person)

Friday - Sunday & Holidays, per day

Monday - Thursday, per day







Waterpark Shelter

Friday - Sunday & Holidays, per day (Requires purchase of 50 Volcano Island Waterpark Passes)

Monday - Thursday, per day







Small Picnic Shelters (50 person)

Friday - Sunday & Holidays, per rental period

Friday - Sunday & Holidays, per day

Monday - Thursday, per day









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