Shelter Rental Permit (in Brechtel Park)

A permit is required to rent the shelters in Brechtel Park for events in the City of New Orleans. Depending on the details of your event, you may need other permits as outlined on the special events pages. 


  • The following are prohibited in any park under any circumstances:
    • Events related to partisan political activities
    • Frying
    • Seafood boiling 
    • Glass bottles or containers
    • Parking on the grass
    • Water activities and related set-ups
    • Excessively loud music
    • Explicit lyrics
  • The following items may be allowed, except in Jackson Square, with proper written approval of the Director of Parks and Parkways:
    • Portable toilets
    • Tents of the pop-up variety (no staking allowed)
    • Booths
    • Food/beverage sales
    • Inflatable games
    • Stages
    • DJs or live bands


2023 Shelter Fees
Park Shelter Base Fee Additional Grilling Fee
Brechtel Park 1-6 $225.00 $25.00
Brechtel Park 7 & 8 reserved as a pair $400.00 $25.00
Refundable Litter/Damage Deposits
Persons Litter/Damage Deposit
1-100 $200.00
101-200 $300.00
201-300 $400.00
301 and above $500.00

Usage fees are non-refundable.

In the event of rain, an event may be rescheduled up to one year from the originally scheduled event date. 

​Fee Summary Sheet

Required steps

Create a reservation for the space by:

  • Calling the Parks and Parkways department (504) 658-3201 or by email to ask if the date is available. 
  • Once confirmation of date availability is confirmed, requestors can file a booking request form by fax (504) 658-3227 or by email

Fill out booking form for requested park:

Please note, all citizens should contact Parks and Parkways to confirm date availability before filing a booking request.

Payment of fees is required within 5 working days of requesting reservation.


  • Liability Insurance Certificate with City of New Orleans as holder of the certificate is required for all events
  • Copy of insurance of the company providing the space walks
  • Contracts are required for all events and must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to date of rental