Hanover County Parks and Recreation Park Shelter Rules and Regulations
Persons requesting the reservation of a picnic shelter in a County park must complete a shelter reservation form and make application through the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Shelters may be reserved in advance, one year prior to date of use.
Shelter rental usage is allowed between 10am and sunset.
Refunds will be granted one week prior to the reservation date, after which no refunds will be allowed. Refunds will not be made due to inclement weather. All refund requests MUST be submitted in writing to the Parks and Recreation office.
Shelter areas are open throughout the entire year during daylight hours only. When Hanover County Public Schools close due to inclement weather, the parks will also be closed.
Hanover Parks and Recreation reserves the right to refuse a request to use any park shelter, and will notify applicants of such a decision in a timely manner.
Upon receipt of full payment and a completed shelter reservation form, a reservation confirmation form will be returned to the applicant. The applicant must have this reservation confirmation form in his/her possession on the day of the reservation.
All picnic areas other than the reserved picnic shelters shall be available to the public on a first come, first served basis at no charge.
Shelter attendance shall not exceed maximum capacity stated on Shelter Reservation Form.
Any cleanup or damage to the park shelter is the responsibility of the applicant. The applicant will be billed if this responsibility is not met.
The applicant is completely responsible for damages, accidents and injuries. The applicant agrees to save Hanover County harmless from any and all accidents and injuries occurring during the use of park facilities. Hanover County will not be held responsible for any loss or theft during the use of park facilities.
Fishing is permitted in accordance with Virginia Fishing laws in Hanover Parks-as posted.
All fires must be in a grill; ground fires are strictly prohibited.
Charcoal grills are provided on site, portable grills are permitted in designated grilling areas only.
County-owned parks are supervised by Hanover Parks and Recreation and are patrolled by the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department and the Virginia State Police. Dial 911 for any emergency situations.
Please work together to make your park visit truly enjoyable.
The following are prohibited on park property:
Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and illegal activities
Horses (except at Pole Green Park and Washington Lacy Park- in designated areas only)
All animals must be kept on a leash
Collection of fees without written permission from the Parks and Recreation Director
Driving motorized vehicles or bicycles on turf/field areas or in other unauthorized areas
All tents, except un-staked 10’X10’ canopy type
Blow up slides/inflatable type activities
Excessive amplified sound
Hot Air Ballooning
Flying model airplanes
Parks and Recreation Park Patrol (804)301-4268
Hanover County non-emergency (804)365-6140
For general questions concerning shelter reservations please contact
Parks and Recreation 804-365-4695 8:30-5:00 M-F or email us.