The Decorah Park-Rec Department began taking picnic shelter and Whalen Cabin reservations for the 2013 calendar year Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each shelter reservation within the Decorah Parks System covers a six-hour time period and costs $10. Whalen Cabin, located in Phelps Park, may be rented for $40/time slot (11 a.m.-4 p.m. or 5-10 p.m.) or $55 for all day.

For more information, go to or call the Park-Rec office at 382-4158.