Location: Franklin School Park, 1903 St. Marys Avenue

     Pavilion with sidewalks in front 

  • Capacity: 144
  • Summer Fees: April 15-October 31 $148 (Monday-Thursday), $203 (Friday-Sunday)
  • Winter Fees: November 1-April 14 $225

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  • Eighteen 8' rectangular tables with 144 chairs
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Electrical outlets: 11 in main room, 12 in kitchen
  • Kitchen with range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, sink with hot water
  • Private restroom inside
  • Six large glass overhead doors turns this into an open pavilion

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Enclosed heated and air conditioned pavilion overlooking Franklin Park with:
  • A splashpad and walking trails. 

    pavilion at night from side 2

The Parks and Recreation Department maintains 20 pavilions and open air shelters at various locations throughout the city parks that can be rented. Pavilions may be reserved for your special occasion or event from May 1st through October 31st. Some pavilions are available year-round. Pavilions may be reserved up to 12 months in advance. They vary in seating capacity and amenities. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. A copy of the  Pavilion Brochure(legal size copy) is available for download. The brochure lists all of the pavilions and their amenities.Check out the Pavilion Rental Contract for additional information. Before you rent a pavilion, read the Refund Policy too.


Hanna Homestead Shelter

A list of shelters that are not reserved and are available on a first come/first served basis include: Bowser, Buckner, Gren, Hamilton, Hanna Homestead, Kreager, Lafayette, Lawton, Moody, Packard, Psi Ote, McCormick, and Weisser park shelters.

Headwaters Park has a pavilion available for rental on the west side of the park. The pavilion has electricity, a small kitchen area and restrooms. For information on the rental rates of the festival plaza or for the pavilion, please call 425-5745.

Park Pavilions Available for Rental

Page down to see park pavilions for rent including:

Foster #1 , Foster #2, Franke #1, Franke #2, Franke Pond Pavilion, Kettler,Lakeside #1, Lakeside #2,Lions, McCormick, McMillen, Memorial, Psi Ote Lower, Psi Ote Upper, Rockhill, Sears, Shoaff-Conklin, Shoaff-Riverlodge, Swinney and Waynedale.

A list of other rental facilities, (not pavilions), is available.

How to Reserve a Pavilion

You can now reserve a pavilion on-line. Or, if you prefer, you may come into our office at 705 East State Boulevard.  Questions?  Please call 260-427-6000.


Thanks from Dana.
The pavilion was perfect for our company picnic-very clean!  Thank you. J.O. Mory Inc.
We hope we left things in good condition.  We loved being there. Marie H.
Love going there every year. Gloria K.
Staff made our use of the pavilion easy-especially the man who supplied the key on a Saturday.  Thanks so much! T. Glasgow
Everything was just great.  Thank you.  Jim B.
My grandparents had 18 children.  With children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren it was too much to have a reunion at one person's home.  So Shoaff Park Riverlodge Pavilion has become our "home away from home" since at least 1964.  We continue the traditions of our Thanksgiving get-togethers to this day.  Thank you so much for maintaining the Riverlodge! It always looks great.  The Fusselman Families
Thank you we all had a good time.  Barbara N.
Excellent service.  And we will use you again.  And the Pavilion was nice. Mike and Betty C.
I plan on doing this again next year.  I was very pleased.  Richard M.
We were amazed at the cleanliness.  Such a great place.  Thank you.  B. M. Robrock

Location: Swinney Park, 1500-1600 Jefferson Blvd.

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  • Capacity: 80
  • Dates Available: May 1-October 31
  • Fee: Summer: $48 (Monday-Thursday); $61 (Fri-Sun, Holidays)


Park Pavilion Layout Drawing
  • Japanese pagoda style open shelter
  • Eight 8' picnic tables
  • A single very large charcoal grill adjacent to the pavilion 
  • Lighted and one electrical outlet
  • Community restrooms near by
  • A playground, baseball diamond, basketball court, tennis center, frisbee golf, gardens, Rivergreenway, Swinney Homestead

Location: Waynedale Park, Koons & Elzy St.


  • Capacity: 42 inside, 48 outside
  • Dates Available: May 1-October 31
  • Fee Summer: $54 (Mon-Thurs); $67 (Fri-Sun, Holidays)
Park Pavilion Layout Drawing
  • Enclosed seasonal pavilion with:
  • A covered patio and six 6' picnic tables
  • Three 8' and three 6' tables with chairs
  • Ten electrical outlets
  • Kitchen with sink (no hot water) , 4 burner cooktop, microwave, ceiling fan, and refrigerator
  • Attached community restrooms outside pavilion
  • Playground, basketball court, tennis court, and splash pad water playground

Location: Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

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  • Capacity: 200
  • Dates Available: Summer: May 1-October 31;
  • Winter: November 1 - December 31
  • Fee: Summer: $176 (Mon-Thurs); $251 (Fri-Sun, Holidays)
  • Winter: $276


Park Pavilion Layout Drawing


  • Large enclosed heated, seasonal, air-conditioned pavilion with:
  • Lots of windows, wood bench style seating along outside walls, and two ceiling fans
  • Two buffet/serving tables
  • Kitchen area with serving counter, two bay sink, range/oven, refrigerator and microwave 55 cup coffee pot
  • 22 electrical outlets throughout
  • Sixteen 12' folding tables with folding chairs
  • Private restrooms inside
  • Playground, splashpad water playground, basketball court, tennis courts, soccer fields, Frisbee golf, small fishing pond, walking path that is now connected to the greenway, lots of open green space and par 3 golf course


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