Facility & Park Rentals

Recreation and Parks has a lot to offer! There are many facilities, shelters, and other spaces available for Citizens to rent throughout the city for large and small activities. The City permits the rental of facilities to individuals, organizations, and groups for sports and other events, meetings, and family gatherings.

How To Set Up a Rental

Contact the Recreation & Parks Admin office

Call 938-5312 or stop by Recreation & Parks Admin Office, 100 Recreation Lane

Renting a facility like a Recreation Center or room? Please read and fill out and return the Facility Rental Application & Agreement (PDF). Problem opening this document? Call 938-5312 and request to have us send it via email.

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Renting a field or court for a sports event? Please read and fill out and return the - Athletic Field / Court Rental License and Guidelines.

Renting a Gazebo or Shelter? No form is necessary, but you must call 938-5312 to confirm a use and reservation to avoid scheduling conflicts. City parks have shelters, stages, gazebos, and areas available for rent to individuals and groups. The city offers rentals at reasonable rates. Some restrictions may apply.

Large Events like a Tournament or Festival - Please read and fill out and return the Special Events Permit Application. The form must be signed by the legally responsible party. A special event is an activity with an attendance of more than 100 people. Examples of special events include but are not limited to fundraisers, jamborees, tournaments, and festivals.

Rules & Regulations

Park Shelters operated by the Recreation and Parks Department are available for use when no conflicts arise with the Department's organized leagues or programs. Persons using any of these park shelters will be expected to follow the rules and regulations set forth by the Jacksonville Recreation and Parks Department. No refunds will be issued for picnic shelter reservations. In order to reschedule an available picnic shelter due to inclement weather one must call the Administrative Office within three working days of the original reservation. These rules include but are not limited to the following:

Renter Responsibilities

  • All organizations, groups, and individuals will be responsible for any damages that occur while they are using the park shelter. All organizations, groups, and individuals will be responsible for cleanup of the premises immediately following their use each day. Failure to abide by these rules will affect future use of recreation facilities.
  • The use of city property to sell merchandise or to charge admission for an event is prohibited without the prior approval of the Recreation and Parks.
  • Keep the parks clean! Please use trash receptacles.
  • Please extinguish all grill fires and coals.
  • Pets must be on a leash not to exceed six feet, unless posted otherwise.
  • Motorized vehicles are restricted to roadways and parking lots.
  • Washing and repairs to motorized vehicles is prohibited.
  • The public use and/or display of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • The possession and/or use of drugs are prohibited.
  • The possession and/or use of firearms, weapons, and fireworks are prohibited.
  • Amplified music and sounds are prohibited without a permit from the Jacksonville Police Department. Refer to the Sound Ordinance.
  • Organizations, groups, or individuals wishing to use these park shelters should contact the Recreation and Parks Department and request a park reservation. Reservations can be made no more than 12 months out from the current calendar date unless prior approval is received from the Recreation and Parks department.