Shelter Information

 Rental Policies      Rental Hours      Smoking, Glass Bottles, Tents, Alcoholic Beverages      Cancellations      Catering
 Decorating      Music      Grounds Rental      Clean Up       Waste Removal Fee (Commercial Events)
 Sales/Charging Admission Fees      Indemnification      Additional Notes      Rental Guide

Rental Policies
Shelter reservations are taken on the first "working" day of the month for that entire month of the following year. For example, on November 1, 2019 reservations can be made for the entire month of November 2020.

Reservations can be made by phone by calling (920) 448-6242 or coming to the Parks Office. The Parks Department Office is located within Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve at 2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico WI 54173 (follow signs to the Main Parks Office).

Payment and the following information is needed at that time:
  • Type of function (wedding, reunion, etc.)
  • Number of attendees
  • Arrival and departure time
  • Whether additional services are desired (lighting options, garden chairs, additional hours, etc.)

Rental Hours
Most park shelters are available for rental between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Premises must be cleaned and vacated prior to 10:00 p.m. Pamperin and Reforestation Camp shelters can be rented until 12:00 a.m. (midnight) for an additional fee of $100.00/hour. Again, premises must be cleaned and vacated at the paid for time of departure. The option of having the shelter opened one hour earlier (9:00am) is available for an additional fee of $100.00. Shelters are not available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Shelters are available on Easter and Thanksgiving with additional fees and staff availability.  
Smoking, Glass Bottles, Tents, Alcoholic Beverages
Smoking is prohibited inside all county park shelter houses. Candles may be allowed in glass containers with Park Manager approval.

Glass beverage bottles are prohibited in all county park areas and facilities.

Tents, canopies or any other type of overhead coverings are permitted with a grounds rental. The public is allowed to erect one 12 x 12 tent or smaller with no grounds fee. Erecting a larger tent or both of our 10 x 10 tents available for rent would require a grounds fee. Prior to the rental date, grounds renters must confirm the desired area with the Park Manager.

No alcoholic beverages shall be consumed in any park area by any person who has not attained legal drinking age. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted outside any shelter building between November 1st and the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend of each year.
Cancellations
Dates may not be changed for reservations and all shelter payments are non-refundable.
Catering
Only listed "Approved Caterers" may provide catering services within Pamperin Park and the Reforestation Camp.
Decorating
No ladders can be brought in to decorate. Confetti is not allowed. Balloons are not allowed at Pamperin Park or the Reforestation Camp. Decorating is only allowed on the day of the event unless you reserve the facility the day before. Shelters may be opened one hour earlier (9:00am) for an additional fee of $100.00. Candles may be allowed in glass containers with Park Manager approval.
Music
Live bands and DJ's are permitted with a shelter or grounds rental and subject to County Code of Ordinance 8.225 for noise.
Grounds Rental
A Grounds Fee must be paid to enable you to put up a tent, chairs, etc. The public is allowed to erect one 12 x 12 tent or smaller with no grounds fee. Erecting a larger tent or both of our 10 x 10 tents available for rent would require a grounds fee. Prior to the rental date, grounds renters must confirm the desired area with the Park Manager.
Clean Up
It is the responsibility of the lessee to maintain the facility in a safe and sanitary condition. Upon completion of the activity, all decorations, tables, floors, etc. shall be cleared. Where applicable, lights, doors, and windows shall be secured and fireplace screens and doors properly placed or closed. The lessee will be billed for all damages and cleaning costs, should the above requirements not be met.
Waste Removal Fees For Fairground & Commercial Events
Park users are responsible for removing ALL waste material generated by their activities from park and shelter areas. Trash containers are not provided in outside park areas. With regard to waste removal after a function, rental groups have the option to bring their own trash bags and remove all their waste from the park and/or shelter buildings themselves, or pay an additional fee for waste removal (fee includes waste and recycling receptacles, trash bags, and removal after function by park staff). Waste removal fees must be paid when reservation is made.

Waste Removal Fee Schedule:
1-75 people $25.00 (plus tax)
76-200 people $50.00 (plus tax)
201-300 people $100.00 (plus tax)
301-400 people $200.00 (plus tax)
401-500 people $300.00 (plus tax)

For groups over 500 people, see Park Office staff for waste removal rates. Pursuant to Wisconsin's recycling law, groups having waste material removed by park staff will be responsible for separation of recyclable materials. Instructions are posted in park shelters. Failure to properly sort waste materials will result in additional fees being assessed.
Sales/Charging Admission Fees
No person shall vend, sell, or offer for sale any food, beverage, or other commodity or article within any park to the public without authorization from the Parks Director. Individuals or groups obtaining such authorization are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits/licenses for their function.
No admission fee, donation, contribution, or other charge shall be made, or permitted to be made or collected by the person and/or organization, for admission to the rented facility without authorization of Parks Director.
Indemnification
The County shall not be liable for any injuries, deaths or property damage from the use of the leased facility nor is the County responsible for any articles left, lost, or stolen.
Additional Notes
All reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and are non-refundable. Reservations must be paid for at time of booking and may be made in person at the Parks Office, or via phone only if paying by credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).
  • Facilities are to be used for approved purposes only. Brown County reserves the right to inspect premises and facilities at all times to ensure proper usage.
  • Chairs and tables inside park shelters must stay inside. They are not to be used outdoors.
  • White Garden Chairs are not included in the rental of the Gazebo.
  • A grounds fee of $175 must be paid to enable you to put up a tent, chairs, etc. Prior to the rental, grounds renters must confirm the desired area with the Park Manager.
  • Shelter fees are double on Easter and Thanksgiving Day.
  • Maximum group size in Shelter is the maximum number of people allowed at each shelter. Group sizes exceeding 250 at Pamperin Park must rent both Halls.
  • Groups exceeding Group Size in Park must pay a grounds fee.
  • We have two grills available at Pamperin Park for event rental. They are 2’ x 5’ in size and rent for $40 each plus tax.
  • The Garden/Fountain area just outside the Dance Hall at Pamperin Park is only available for rent to Dance Hall renters for a grounds fee.
  • Commercial event information and scheduling can be obtained by contacting the Park Office.