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Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department

Northwest Recreation Center
1340 11th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

Phone: 319-286-5566
Fax: 319-538-0020
recreation@cedar-rapids.org
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 319-286-5700

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.


City Services Center (CSC)
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Phone: 
319-286-5566
Fax: 319-540-8843
parks@cedar-rapids.org

Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Department Contacts

Pavilion Rental Information
Outdoor pavilions are available to rent from April 15, 2017 to October 1, 2017.

Note: Horseshoe Pavilion in Ellis Park and Sokol Pavilion in Sokol Park are free to the public and cannot be reserved.

Rental Policies
Online reservations are available up to ten (10) days prior to your reservation date. For reservations less than ten (10) days out, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department up to 5:00 PM on Thursday for the following Saturday through Friday.

  • Pavilions are priced per time period. Available time periods are:

Daytime: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM          Evening: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (8:30 PM for Valley View)

  • If you are reserving two or more consecutive time blocks, the hour in between is included in your reservation.
  • Renters receive use of the entire pavilion and/or kitchen facilities for the time period that they have reserved (kitchen facilities and electricity will not be available without a reservation). Restrooms remain open to the public.
  • Indicate when you make your reservation what time you want the pavilion opened for group functions. You are required to occupy the pavilion through the rental period as agreed upon with the park attendant.
  • Anticipated attendance cannot exceed the pavilion capacity.
  • Refunds are not available for cancellation of pavilion reservations.
  • Maintenance personnel will arrive to open your pavilion as close to your projected reservation time as possible. They may be a few minutes early or late due to the opening of several pavilions for different groups at the same time.
  • Most pavilions are cleaned during the morning hours before the reservation.
  • Decoration of the pavilions for parties is limited to what can be hung from rafters or held in place through clamps or rubber bands. Use of nails, tacks, screws, or any other item that will result in holes in the pavilion are prohibited. Please remove all decorations at the end of your reservation.
  • Picnic tables within the pavilions may not be rearranged or removed.
  • Charcoal grills are made available at a number of pavilions. Pavilion renters are welcome to bring in their own charcoal grill so long as they are not used under the pavilion roof. No fires are allowed except in grills or portable fire pits.
  • Future reservations may be denied due to (but not limited to) unnecessary littering, violation of the noise policy, and/or violation of any City Ordinances or Park Regulations.


How to Make a Reservation

Online Reservations

In Person:
Northwest Recreation Center
1340 11th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405
Phone: 319-286-5566
Fax: 319-538-0020
Email: recreation@cedar-rapids.org
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

City Services Center (CSC)
Parks & Recreation Department
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Phone: 319-286-5566
Fax: 319-540-8843
Email: recreation@cedar-rapids.org
Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card payments accepted.

By Phone:
319-286-5566
Only VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card payments accepted.

General Park Rules

  • No live or amplified music is allowed in City parks.
  • No money is to exchange hands in City parks.
  • All pets must be kept on a leash unless at one of the two Off-Leash Dog Parks. Please clean up after your pets.

Beer and Alcohol Policy

  • Canned and bottled beer is allowed in the parks; anything larger than one quart size requires a $12 permit purchased in person at least 5 business days prior to the event.
  • The person obtaining the permit must show photo ID and be responsible that:
    • No minors are served.
    • No beer is sold.
    • They are present during the entire event.
    • Permits are issued at the Ambroz Recreation Center. The Police Department receives a copy of all beer permits and verifies compliance.
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