Borough of Avalon

640 California Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15202

P: 412-761-5820

F: 412-761-5953

Business Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm


Shelter Rentals

Shelters at Avalon Park may be rented by contacting the Avalon Borough Administration Office at 412-761-5820, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Reservations will be accepted beginning in January of the current year you wish to use the shelters. For 2019 we will begin accepting reservations on Wednesday, January 2.


Rental Dates for 2019: May 1 to October 1


Shelter 1 – Permit Required

Full Kitchen (Full size refrigerator, stove/oven, add’l 4 burner gas cook top, grill, hot water.)

Seats approximately 50 people.

Residents $175.00

Non-Resident $200.00


Shelter 2 – Permit Required

No kitchen facilities, does include electric and grills.

Seats approximately 100 people.

All rentals $135.00


Shelter 3 - No Permit Required

(located across the bridge on the other side of the creek)

No amenities.

This shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

No reservations or permit required.


Alcohol is permitted at Shelters 1 & 2 with a completed Malt Beverage and Wine Permit Application and non-refundable $75 fee. 


- Rental fees must be paid in full 2 weeks after making your reservation.

- ID required for proof of residency.

- $15.00 deposit will be returned provided the shelter is left in satisfactory condition. Renter must return application and request refund within 30 days of rental.

- ½ off for Non-profit Organizations.

- Cancellations must be made 2 weeks or 10 business days before your event to receive a full refund. After this period there is a $25.00 fee to cancel a reservation and receive your refund.

- Special pool rates ($5.00/person) are available with shelter rentals. Wrist bands are required to obtain this special rate. Please make arrangements at the time of your shelter rental or prior to your event.


Wrist bands must be purchased at the Administration Office and will not be sold at the pool entrance gate the day of your event.

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Shelter 1

Shelter 2

Shelter 3

Free Shelter - First Come, First Served