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R.E. Olds Park

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  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Amphitheater
  3. Dog Area
  4. Fishing Pier
  5. Parking
  6. Picnic Shelters
  7. Playground
  8. Restrooms
  9. Scenic water views
  10. Sound System Available
  11. Volleyball

Shelter Rental Times & Reservation Fees (per 4 hour session)

  • Rental Times - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Resident Fee - $21.40 with a recreation card
  • Non-Resident Fee - $42.80 ($53.50 for Spray Park location)

Shelter Rental Information

At R.E. Olds Park, there are four (4) shelters and one (1) amphitheater that can be rented out.

Shelter rentals can be made at the Cypress Forest Recreation Center, State Street Center, or by clicking here for our online portal. Full payment, deposits, and rental agreements must be fulfilled before a reservation can be made.

City of Oldsmar residents with a valid recreation card may rent picnic shelters any time in advance. Non-residents may only reserve shelters up to 30 days in advance. Residents must provide proof of residency (driver’s license with a City of Oldsmar address) and have a valid recreation card. There is a $50 deposit (paid by VISA or MasterCard at the time of booking) required per shelter for all renters. For more information, please call Cypress Forest Recreation Center at 813-749-1152.

About the Elizabeth J. Smith Amphitheater

The amphitheater at R.E. Olds park plays host to many concerts, contests, and recitals each year and is one of the most prominent features in our parks. Its official name is the Elizabeth J. Smith Amphitheater.

Its namesake, Elizabeth Smith, was a dedicated servant of the Oldsmar community. She volunteered for the Friends of the Library and Oldsmar Elementary School. Smith was also involved in the Garden Club, OPALs, the Women’s Club, and the local AARP chapter as President. She also spent much of her time working with Community United Methodist Church. Smith had a passion for volunteering and strived to help make Oldsmar the beautiful place that it is today. Ed Manny presented Smith with the Council-Manager Award in 1998.

Smith battled with cancer three times over the last 12 years of her life. She fought hard every time and never stopped serving her beloved community until the day she passed on February 5, 2003.

Jerry Beverland motioned to have the amphitheater (then still under construction) dedicated to Smith to honor her and her love for the City of Oldsmar.

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