First confirm space availability by visiting ActiveNet
To rent one of our facilities, review and complete the facility reservation form and review the rental facility guidelines. Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of payment.
You may submit the complete reservation form:
- By fax: 352-334-3299
- By email: PRCAreservations@gainesvillefl.gov.
- In person: Visit the Thomas Center, Building B, 3rd Floor, Office Number 307, located at 306 NE Sixth Ave., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on rentals, please call 352-393-8538. Please review and complete the facility information form and submit by fax (352-334-3299) or by email to PRCAreservations@gainesvillefl.gov.
Note: New fees effective Oct. 1, 2021.
We recommend if you are planning your child’s birthday party or a small gathering (30 people or fewer), that you arrive at your location of choice early and “claim” your spot. Submitting a park reservation form, although not required, can prove helpful. Our parks are highly used and host a large variety of events from birthday parties, family reunions, tournaments, weddings, awareness campaigns, fundraisers and 5-Ks.
If your event includes any of the following, this is considered a large event and park reservation form(PDF, 169KB) is recommended:
- an inflatable item (i.e., bounce house, bubble ball)
- pony rides
- large tents (bigger than 10x10)
- street closures
Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your park request to be processed. Additional documentation may be required once the park request is received and reviewed.
If you plan to use city streets and/or sidewalks, are requesting a noise permit, security and or food vendors you MUST complete a Special Event Permit application.
NOTE: The park reservation process does not guarantee a pavilion or designated space for your group. Our intent is to encourage everyone to keep us informed on intended park usage to help alleviate conflicts. The parks and pavilions are used on a first-come, first-served basis.
We receive countless inquiries regarding park usage and pavilion reservations. Our goal is to encourage everyone to keep us informed of intended park usage in order to alleviate conflicts by completing a park request form adding your event to our calendar. Please note: All groups planning events do not always contact us, as our parks and pavilions are public facilities and are used on a first-come, first-served basis and a conflict can still occur.
Inflatable Device (Water Inflatables are NOT allowed): Insurance is required from the inflatable rental company with the City of Gainesville listed as the “additional insured,” in the minimum amount of $1,000,000. The date and park location of your event must be present on the proof of insurance in order for it to be valid.
Horse and Pony Rides: A current Coggins report for each animal that will be on site is required, along with proof of liability insurance from the rental company with the City of Gainesville listed as the “additional insured,” in the minimum amount of $1,000,000.00. The date and park location of your event must be present on the proof of insurance in order for it to be valid.
Tents (larger than 10 x 10): A tent permit must be submitted to the Building Inspection Department at the Thomas Center, Building B, 1st floor. Office Hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. For questions regarding this process, please call 352-334-5050.
Clean-up Staff: Once your park request has been received and processed, a cost estimate will be provided to you. If you accept the cost estimate, payment will be required prior to your event unless prior payment arrangements have been made.
Special Event Permit, Noise Permit, GPD Officers, Street Closures: If you plan to use city streets and/or sidewalks, are requesting a noise permit, security and or food vendors you MUST complete a Special Event Permit application.
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