Briar Patch Shelter

With scenic views of the rolling countryside and room for a large gathering, Briar Patch is one of our most popular shelters. This enclosed shelter features picnic tables, a covered patio, electric outlets, and is handicap-accessible. Additional picnic tables and grills are located outside the on the covered patio.

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Required for enclosed shelters. Shall be refunded if the facility is left clean and undamaged, all trash is removed, any directional signs are removed, and the key is returned to the Park Department Office within three (3) days of the rental. If Park staff determines that the area is not left in the same condition as when it was rented, part or all of the deposit may be applied to a $30/hour cleanup and repair fee. Refusal to obey directives of park staff also may result in loss of deposit.

Check-in time is 9:00 am. Check-out time is one hour before posted park closing time (changes seasonally). Any facility use beyond these times must be arranged 30 days in advance of the rental and requires an additional fee of $50 per hour. There is a maximum of two (2) hours early opening or late closing.

Keys for enclosed shelters may be picked up at the Park Department office on the last working day before the rental. Keys must be returned on the first working day following the rental. Keys may not be used to gain entry to the rental facility prior to established rental hours. Buildings are alarmed. Keys not returned the first working day and/or setting off an alarm will result in loss of security deposit.

Renters must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and must be present at the rented facility throughout the duration of the rental.

Facility reservation fees (and security deposit if applicable) will be refunded minus a $15.00 service charge fee if the cancellation occurs more than twenty-one (21) days prior to the reservation date. As an option, a one-time transfer to another specific date at the time of your cancellation may occur within the same calendar year if it occurs more than twenty-one (21) days prior to the original reservation date (minus the $15.00 service charge).

Facility reservation fees will not be refunded or transferred if cancellation occurs less than twenty-one (21) days prior to the reservation date.

Balloons, egg tosses, confetti, candles, moon walks/bouncy houses and dunk tanks
Alcoholic beverages
Live animal exhibits, petting zoos and pony rides
Smoking in park buildings
Behaviors that are disorderly, rude, loud or otherwise dangerous or disruptive to other park guests
Inflicting injury to wildlife
Defacement, destruction, remove or disturbance of property, equipment or natural features
Littering or dumping trash outside of provided receptacles

Tents, canopies and other pop-up shelters are permitted only under certain conditions and must be preapproved at the time of rental. Please ask for our policy if you wish to erect a shelter

Fires are restricted to designated containers. Ground fires are prohibited

Pets must be restrained at all times on a leash no longer than six (6') ft in length. Pets are not permitted in buildings. Owners must clean up after their pets.

Facility Type Shelter
Address Line One 53373 CR 131
Address Line Two
City, State, Zip Code Bristol, IN 46507
Capacity 150