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2015 Park Shelter Rentals
Rentals will be taken for 2015 beginning Monday, January 5th.
The Hutchinson Parks system has 15 shelters available for public rentals on a daily basis. They are designed for uses including family gatherings, parties, picnics, reunions, and weddings. All shelters have trash cans and picnic tables available. Several also have water, restrooms, and electrical services.
Shelters are available at these parks: Elks, Depot, Fireman’s, Kiwanis, Legion, Masonic/West River, Northwoods, Oddfellows, Riverside, South Park (3), Veteran’s Memorial, VFW, Drift Riders and Rotary.
All rentals are on a daily basis between 9:00am-9:00pm. Fees for daily rentals are as follows:
--$40 for facilities with water, electric, and restrooms (Elks, Kiwanis, Masonic/West River, Northwoods, Oddfellows, Riverside, Rotary, South Park A, Veterans Memorial). These shelters have a minimum of 6 picnic tables and a capacity for 50-75 people.
--$20 for facilities with a shelter, picnic tables, and trash cans (Fireman’s, Legion, South Park F, South Park G, VFW, and Drift Riders). These shelters have a minimum of 4 picnic tables and a capacity for 15-25 people.
Please contact the Recreation Center Office at 587-2975 for any further information or to make reservations. Park Maps are also available at the Recreation Center.
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Fee: $7.50 per 1 1/2 hour
Maximum rental time: 3 hours per day
There are 14 ball fields in the Hutchinson park system that are available for rental. These fields are also scheduled for league play starting in May, so please call ahead for availability at the Recreation Center office, 587-2975. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Picnic Table Rentals
For larger rental groups, the Parks Department will bring in extra tables for a fee of $10 per table. A minimum of four (4) tables is required for this service with a minimum three day notice. Please contact the Recreation Center Office at 587-2975 to request extra table rentals. No tables will be rented to the public for functions outside of the park system (i.e. private homes).
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OUTDOOR ICE RINKS
Northwoods: 889 Elm St. NE
Located on the north side of Hutchinson, it contains both
a lighted pleasure skating area and a hockey rink. The
rink may be closed due to excessive wind chills, poor/
unsafe ice and/or larger snowfalls.
Warming House Hours: Monday-Friday: 3:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Non-School Days: 1:00 - 8:00 pm
The warming house will be closed on:
December 24th & December 25th.
Park Elementary Volunteer Rink: Neighbors to Park Elementary rink will again be donating their time and efforts
to flood the area west of the old brick warming house. The shelter will not be open for use as a warming
house. People using the rink may want to bring your shovel to help clear off the rink before skating. Parking is allowed on Grove St. during non bus loading times.
KIWANIS PARK SLIDING HILL
20 - 5th Ave North 320-234-4462
Warming House Hours: Mondays-Fridays: 3:30-8:00 pm
Non-School Days/Weekends: 1:00-8:00 pm
Hit Hutch’s highest hill for sledding fun this winter!
“Rocket Hill” has a warming house, outdoor lights, and a lot of snow to play on.
A special area is designed for snowboards and aggressive sledding. The
hill will close when excessive wind chills or poor snow conditions exist.
WARMING HOUSE RULES & INFORMATION
The warming houses will be closed December 24th
and 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday.
*Abusive language, horseplay, or fighting is not allowed.
*All facilities are smoke & drug free.
*Rules are posted at the site. Staff will enforce all rules.
*Phone at Kiwanis is for emergencies and rides only.
*Do not leave valuables in buildings.
Warming houses are tentatively scheduled to close on Sunday, February 9, 2014.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the PRCE Office at 587-2975.
Weather related closings posted on the Gameline at 234-4263.
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2015 Park Dates to Remember
Monday, May 4th - Parks and campground scheduled to open for 2015 season.
Campground Closed: Thursday, July 16th - Sunday, July 19th for RiverSong.
Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th- Relay for Life at Masonic/West River Park (tent area at campground closed).
Sunday, October 18th - Last day to rent shelters for the 2015 season.
Restrooms in Masonic/West River, Oddfellows & Veterans Memorial open until Sunday, October 18th.
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Masonic/West River Campground
Les Kouba Drive
Highway 7 West
(Behind the Days Inn)
Map of Masonic/West River Park
~ Open Monday, May 4 through Sunday, October 18, 2015~
The tent side of the campground is not available
Relay For Life, August 6th & 7th
All campground sites (full hook-up and tent side) are closed during:
RiverSong, July 16th-19th
~ NO RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN! ~
2015 Rates: $25/night for RV's, $15/night for electric only (located along the river) and tent sites. Check out is 12:00 p.m. daily.
Located just off Highway 7 West, along the scenic Crow River, the campground has 12 full hook-ups (water, sewer, electrical), 10 electric only sites, and 25 primitive tent sites.
Sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no seasonal camping.
Park amenities: shelter, full restrooms with showers, boat landing and dock, playground equipment, volleyball and basketball courts, wildlife sanctuary, and the Luce Line Trail.