Reserve a Park Facility

Hosting an event or activity at a City park? Reserve a park facility for seating and activity needs.

Refund Policy

Refunds are issued less a $10 processing fee if requested 30 days prior to the rental date. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days prior to the rental date.

Online

Step 1.Make sure your event is eligible

Check out our Park Facility Reservation Guide. We've outlined the process and standards for hosting an event at park facilities. You may find that the scope of your event is beyond facility reservation and may need additional planning through the Special Event Permit process. Have questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section.

Step 2.Plan your event

Here are some things to keep in mind as you decide which facility is best for you:

  • Your preferred event date and time
  • Expected attendance. Make sure your chosen facility is big enough for your event
  • Whether or not you'll serve beer and/or wine. You'll have the option to add a beer/wine permit to your reservation. Permits are $35

Step 3.Reserve facilities online

If you don't already have a Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation account, you'll need to create one to request your reservation. Our online listings have photos, locations, seating capacity, and pricing information.

View and Reserve Facilities

Step 4.Check your facility for availability

Each facility has a calendar to show whether or not it's available.

Step 5.Submit your request and your license

After you submit your request, we'll verify the details. If you didn't request a beer/wine permit, you don't have to do anything until payment.

If you requested a beer/wine permit, you'll need to email a copy of your driver's license to our office within one business day of submitting your request. Our email is listed in the Contact Us section of this page. The facility reservation won't be approved until you submit your driver's license. 

Step 6.Pay the reservation fee

Once we've confirmed the details and received your license if you requested a beer/wine permit, we'll send you a payment link for the full reservation amount. You have 48 hours after receiving the email to complete the payment.

Step 7.We'll send you a confirmation with additional details

Your receipt will be sent to the email associated with your account. It will have information on our refund policies and clean up procedures.

Paper Form

Step 1.Make sure your event is eligible

Check out our Park Facility Reservation Guide. We've outlined the process and standards for hosting an event at park facilities. You may find that the scope of your event is beyond facility reservation and may need additional planning through the Special Event Permit process. Have questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section.

Step 2.Check out our facilities

Check out what our facilities look like in the Park Facility Guide before deciding which one to use. It includes photos, seating capacity, pricing information and park features.

Step 3.Plan your event

Here are some things to keep in mind as you decide which facility is best for you:

  • Your preferred event date and time
  • Expected attendance. Make sure your chosen facility is big enough for your event
  • Whether or not you'll serve beer and/or wine. You'll have the option to add a beer/wine permit to your reservation. Permits are $35

Step 4.Complete the form

Download and print or scan your completed form to submit.

Download in English(PDF, 440KB)

Don't have a printer? Don't worry! You can get a form from our office, located on the first floor of the building listed in the Contact Us section.

Step 5.Mail or email your form and license

Mail or email your form to us at the email or address listed in the Contact Us section. If you requested a beer/wine permit, you'll also need to send a copy of your driver's license.

Step 6.We'll review your form

We'll check to see if the facility is available and hold it for you. If it's unavailable, we'll contact you to determine a second option.

Step 7.Submit your payment

We'll send you an electronic invoice and a payment form. You can also visit our office, located on the first floor of the building listed in the Contact Us section to pay. You'll need to pay within 48 hours of your approval to secure your reservation.

Step 8.We'll send you a confirmation with additional details

Your receipt will be emailed to you. It will have information on our refund policies and clean up procedures.

Phone

Step 1.Make sure your event is eligible

Check out our Park Facility Reservation Guide. We've outlined the process and standards for hosting an event at park facilities. You may find that the scope of your event is beyond facility reservation and may need additional planning through the Special Event Permit process. Have questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section.

Step 2.Check out our facilities

Check out what our facilities look like in the Park Facility Guide before deciding which one to use. It includes photos, seating capacity, pricing information and park features.

Step 3.Plan your event

Here are some things to keep in mind as you decide which facility is best for you:

  • Your preferred event date and time
  • Expected attendance. Make sure your chosen facility is big enough for your event
  • Whether or not you'll serve beer and/or wine. You'll have the option to add a beer/wine permit to your reservation. Permits are $35

Step 4.Give us a call

Our phone number is located in the Contact Us section of this page. Our office hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Step 5.Complete your reservation

If you aren't requesting a beer/wine permit, you'll pay the full rental price over the phone and your reservation will be complete.

Step 6.Secure your beer/wine permit

If you requested a beer/wine permit, you'll need to email a copy or bring your driver's license to our office within one business day of submitting your request. Our office location is listed in the Contact Us section of this page. The facility reservation won't be approved until you submit your drivers license.

Step 7.We'll send you a confirmation with additional details

Your receipt will be emailed to you. It will have information on our refund policies and clean up procedures.

In Person

Step 1.Make sure your event is eligible

Check out our Park Facility Reservation Guide. We've outlined the process and standards for hosting an event at park facilities. You may find that the scope of your event is beyond facility reservation and may need additional planning through the Special Event Permit process. Have questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section.

Step 2.Check out our facilities

Check out what our facilities look like in the Park Facility Guide before deciding which one to use. It includes photos, seating capacity, pricing information and park features.

Step 3.Plan your event

Here are some things to keep in mind as you decide which facility is best for you:

  • Your preferred event date and time
  • Expected attendance. Make sure your chosen facility is big enough for your event
  • Whether or not you'll serve beer and/or wine. You'll have the option to add a beer/wine permit to your reservation. Permits are $35

Step 4.Visit our office

Come to our office, located at the address listed in the Contact Us section. Our office hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Step 5.We'll review your request

We'll check to see if the facility is available and reserve it for you. If it's unavailable, we'll work with you to determine a second option. If you're requesting a beer and wine permit, be sure to have your driver's license with you.

Step 6.Reserve your facility

You'll pay the full price of the reservation plus the beer/wine permit fee if you requested one.

Step 7.We'll send you a confirmation with additional details

Your receipt will be emailed to you. It will have information on our refund policies and clean up procedures.