Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space has picnic shelters available for public use at four park locations. Use the links below to learn more about our shelters, including capacity limits and other rules. If you already know what shelter you want, reserve it now.

Important Update

As of Jan. 1, 2019, we will no longer accept cash on site at any Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space location. Payments for shelter rentals can be made on site or in advance with a credit or debit card. Checks must be mailed in advance to:

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space
PO Box 550
Suite 1000
Raleigh, NC 27602

Crowder County Park

Crowder County Park has three picnic shelters ranging in capacity from 25–100 people. Each shelter has several picnic tables, a large charcoal grill and playground nearby. Restrooms are located near each shelter and are accessible from nearby parking spaces.

Green Hills County Park

Green Hills County Park has one picnic shelter with tables to accommodate groups up to 100 people. This shelter is available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: There are NO grills at Green Hills County Park. Please do NOT bring grills to the park – no open flames of any kind are permitted.

Harris Lake County Park

Harris Lake County Park has three picnic shelters ranging in capacity from 50–100 people. Each shelter has several picnic tables, a large charcoal grill, its own horseshoe pit and a volleyball court and playground nearby. Those renting shelters can check out horseshoes and volleyballs at no extra charge. Restrooms are centrally located near the shelters and are accessible from nearby parking spaces.

Historic Oak View County Park

Historic Oak View County Park has two picnic shelters ranging in capacity from 30–50 people. Each shelter has picnic tables, a water fountain and a large charcoal grill.

Lake Crabtree County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park has three picnic shelters ranging in capacity from 50–100 people. Each shelter has a grill and tables as well as its own horseshoe pit. Those renting shelters can check out horseshoes and volleyballs at no extra charge.