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Memorial Park - Picnic Shelter #1 (Hillside)

Memorial - Picnic Shelter 1

Facility Area Information

293 Gran Ellen Dr.
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 613-3580

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Rental Information
Rental Period: Half Day - 4 hours (not available during the winter months*) or Whole Day - 9 hours (7 hours during the winter months*)
Rental Fee: $50 - Half Day | $75 - Whole Day
*Winter rental rates apply to the months of November through February. No half day rentals will be available during these months.

The maximum capacity for picnic shelters is 60 individuals. 

Picnic Shelter #1 Information
Max Capacity: 60
Location: On the hill, approximately 300 feet from the park entrance. It is visible as you are entering the park gates and heading down the one-way road to the lower parking lot. 
ADA Accessibility: Wheelchair access is available by ramp from the parking lot adjacent to the shelter. Access ramp has uneven surface and a ~1 inch raise in terrain between the parking lot surface and ramp. 1 wheelchair accessible grill is provided. There are no designated parking spaces for this picnic shelter, but the first 2 parking spaces in the small adjacent lot are within a few feet from the access ramp.
Parking: There is a small parking lot adjacent to shelter with 6 parking spaces, additional parking in the lower lot, and parallel parking heading up the hill from the shelter towards the park exit. 
Closest Restroom: The nearest restroom is located down the hill and behind the playground (~500ft). Additional restrooms are located near the dog park and in front of the pool house (end of the main parking lot connected to the office building).
Additional Park Amenities: Playground, Bear Hollow Zoo, Birchmore Hiking Trail
Electricity: 3 outlets w/ timers
Fans: 3 Ceiling Fans
Grill/Fire: 1 pedestal charcoal grill and 1 wheelchair accessible grill. 
Water: no water source provided w/ rental
Table/Chairs: six 8ft picnic tables
Cleaning Deposit: N/A. Full rental fee is due upon approval of rental request
  • Additional time for set-up prior to the rental period is not included. Additionally, the facility must be cleaned and vacated by the end of the scheduled rental period. 
  • Rental includes exclusive use of the designated facility only and shall not impede public access to any other area. 
  • Parking lots are open to the public and are not included with the reservation. All parking spots are first-come, first-served. 
  • Inflatables of any kind and petting zoos are not permitted on the premises.
  • If you have questions about bringing any additional means of entertainment or items (musicians, caterers, etc) during your reservation, please reach out to our office at (706) 613-3580 to check for permission. 

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Memorial Park
Basketball Courts
Bear Hollow Birthday Party
Bear Hollow Zoo
Conference Room
Picnic Shelter #1 (Hillside)
Picnic Shelter #2 (Between Pond and Playground)
Picnic Shelter #3 (Behind Playground)
Quinn Hall
Recreation Hall
Birchmore Trail Trailhead
Bear Hollow Classroom

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Program Activity Teams Date Time
Picnic Shelter 1 Saturday September 25, 2021 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
MP Picnic Shelter 1 Sunday September 26, 2021 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Picnic Shelter 1 Saturday October 2, 2021 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Picnic Shelter 1 Saturday October 16, 2021 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM