Decorah Parks and Recreation will begin taking 2018 reservations on Tuesday, January 2, at 8:00 am. Each shelter reservation within the Decorah Parks System covers a 6-hour time period and costs $10. Reservations for Monday thru Thursday must be made and paid for 24 hours in advance; reservations for weekends must be made and paid for by 5 pm the Thursday before the desired weekend. This is a reservation fee, not a user’s fee. Shelters not posted with a reserved sign may be used on a first come, first served basis. Whalen Cabin, located in Phelps Park, may be rented at the following rates: $40/time slot–11am to 4 pm or 5 to 10 pm; rental for all day is $55. Key must be picked up and rental agreement signed by 5 pm Thursday if a weekend rental, 24 hours in advance if renting Monday thru Thursday. Fees are non-refundable unless canceled two weekdays in advance. Scout troops may use the cabin at no cost, however reservations must be made in advance.