Picnic Shelter Information

Allison Creek Park has 2 picnic shelters. The Playground Shelter (Shelter A) can be reserved for group events. To check picnic shelter availability or make a reservation, please call the park office at 803-323-2035. Shelter reservations can be made 13 months in advance.

All picnic shelters and picnic tables are available for guests to use on a first-come-first-serve basis unless reserved. We recommend making a picnic shelter reservation in advance if you would like to hold a group event on a Saturday or Sunday.

Shelter rentals are daily from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (March-April & September-October), 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (May-August) and 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (November-February). 

Each shelter has 8 picnic tables and seats 65-75 people. The shelters are equipped with a charcoal grill, water hook-up, and an electrical outlet. The rate to reserve is $60 (Monday - Friday) and $80 (weekends and holidays). All reservations are subject to a $3.00 reservation fee


  • Shelter reservations must be cancelled with 30+ days' notice' to receive a full refund. No penalty charged.
  • With 4-29 days' notice, a $10 penalty will be charged.
  • With 0-3 days' notice, there will be no refund.

Shelter reservations can be transferred to a future date to avoid any cancellation fees, if arranged with park staff prior to 10:00 AM on the day of your scheduled shelter reservation. 


  • No alcohol is allowed on park property.
  • Inflatables (such as bouncy houses), confetti, and/or water balloons are not permitted on park property.
  • You are welcome to bring extra chairs, tables, and/or shade tents as long as they are properly secured and not blocking any sidewalks.
  • Please check with park staff regarding the disposal of any used cooking oil, rock salt, or charcoal.
  • Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash and picked up after. 
  • PARK ADMISSION FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN SHELTER RENTALS. Anyone attending an event at a picnic shelter will pay the park admission fees as they enter the park. Please see the fee schedule below.
York County Resident Adult (Ages 17+)$3.00
York County Discount (Senior 60+/Disabled/Active Military/York County
Government Employee)
York County Resident Children (Ages 6-16)$1.00
Children (Ages 5 & under)FREE

Non-York County Resident Adult (Ages 17+)$5.00
Non-Resident Discount (Senior 60+/Disabled)$2.00
Non-Resident Children (Ages 6-16)$2.00
Children (Ages 5 & under)FREE

Shelter B
Playground Shelter