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Picnic Pavilion Rental

picnic pavilionNotices:
- The restrooms at Loxahatchee Groves Park will be closed until further notice. Port-a-lets will be provided.

- Starting October 1, 2015, pavilion rentals will be assessed a $25.00 amusement fee for use of vendors providing onsite services during a customer’s permitted time of use. This fee will be applied as a “per vendor service charge” due prior to the vendor being added to the customer’s permit. Customer must utilize vendors currently registered and approved with the Parks and Recreation Department. Preferred vendors not already listed may submit an application to the Parks and Recreation Department. A list of current vendors may be obtained by contacting the Customer Service office at 561-966-6611 or by emailing Customer Service at Please see Fee Structure below for more details.

Vendors wishing to register with the Customer Service Section please see Vendor Registration below for further details.

General Information

  • Daily reservation bookings for pavilions are intended for private parties or gatherings which are neither advertised nor open to the general public. Events which are commercial in nature or are open to the general public must contact the Special Events Section for permitting requirements.
  • Before making a reservation, please read and understand the rules and regulations listed below.
  • Reservations are accepted up to 90 days in advance
  • It is recommended that you visit the park to make sure the pavilion and surrounding amenities will meet your needs

Click the Online Reservations button at the top of the page to make a reservation now.

Telephone reservations:
Volleyball nets, volleyballs, and tug-of-war ropes:
  • Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • A $50.00 credit card or check deposit is required at time of pick up.
  • Equipment must be picked up prior to your event date.
  • Equipment must be returned by the following Tuesday after your event for a full return of deposit.
  • Equipment can be picked up and dropped off at:
    John Prince Park, 2700 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth, Florida 33461
    Operating Hours:
    Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays

Locate a rental pavilion:

Rules and Regulations

The rules noted below are intended to safeguard county parks for the enjoyment of all.
Please note that your security deposit will be returned to you provided the picnic area permitted for your use is left in a clean and orderly condition and the following rules are followed:

  • Domesticated animals are allowed on park property except at beaches, pools, Riverbend Park, and other designated areas. Said animals must be restrained at all times at a distance not greater than six feet in length from their handler.
  • No swimming or wading within a County park except at swimming pools and designated beaches.

  • Pavilions and surrounding event site areas are to be returned to the Department in an “as was” condition.
  • Use of tents and/or canopies must be pre-approved by designated Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department staff.
  • No mechanical rides, water slides, or any form of activity that involves the use of continuous running water.
  • No objects are to be inserted into the ground with the exception of 2’ x 2’ directional signs mounted on surveyor stakes (no exception at Riverbend Park). Nothing is to be attached to trees or other vegetation or to park property (ie, nails, tape, staples, glue, etc.).
  • Refuse is to be deposited in trash receptacles. All directional signs and excessive refuse must be removed at the conclusion of your event. Trash bags and/or containers of trash are not to be left behind on the ground or tabletops. Note: Riverbend Park is a trash free park. Please do not leave any bags or containers of trash anywhere in the park.
  • Barbeque grills have been provided; additional grills are not permitted. Please extinguish all fires in cooking areas before exiting the park. Do not remove or dispose of hot coals from the barbeque grills.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted in designated picnic areas only. Kegs are allowed only if you have been issued a permit for a pavilion. Beginning March 1, 2014, alcohol possession or consumption is not permitted in DuBois Park.
  • No firecrackers, torpedoes, rockets, or other fireworks or explosives of flammable material on park property.
  • Amplified sound is not permitted (ie, bands, DJs, PA systems, large speakers, car stereos, boom boxes, etc.) at the following parks:

Boca South Inlet, Burt Reynolds, Buttonwood, Caloosa, Carlin (Beach Pavilion), County Pines Recreational Complex at Samuel Friedland, Dubois, Dyer, Glades Pioneer, Haverhill, John Prince (Osborne Pavilion), Jupiter Beach (Island), Lake Ida East, Lake Lytal, Loggerhead, Loggers’ Run, Loxahatchee Groves, Ocean Cay, Ocean Reef, Riverbend, South County Regional (Pond Apple and Cypress Pavilions), and West Boynton (Oak Pavilion).

  • A small, personal music device such as a radio or DVD player is acceptable. Sound shall not travel beyond 100 feet of the pavilion.
  • All park facility rules and regulations apply. Please refer to Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Ordinance for details.
  • Any and all vendors and vendor activities must be identified on the permit that is issued for authorized use of a pavilion.
  • You MUST have your permit on hand at the time of your event. Please be prepared to present it upon request by Palm Beach County officials.
  • Under Florida law, data provided for permitting is public record. It will be released in response to a public records request.

Fee Structure

Weekday Rental
  • Pavilion $55 +tax
  • John Prince Park Center Drive Pavilion $70 +tax
  • Amusement Fee: $25 per vendor
    • Dunk Tank Fee: $15.00 (where permissible)

Weekend or Holiday Rental
  • Pavilion $155 +tax
  • John Prince Park Center Drive Pavilion $205 +tax
  • Amusement Fee: $25 per vendor
    • Dunk Tank Fee: $15.00 (where permissible)

A security deposit may be required dependant on activities requested. Refunds for cancellations and fee/deposit return requests will be honored up to 30 days prior to the picnic. Please note that a check will be mailed for approved refunds being issued for payments made by check or cash. Refund checks may take up to 4 to 6 weeks for processing.

All prices are subject to change.

Caterers and Vendors

Picnics or special events interested in employing vendors to provide various activities or services that may include catering, entertainment (clowns, bands, DJ’s, petting zoos), bounce houses, etc, may select from the Departments Customer Service Sections approved list of vendors. If you have a preferred vendor who is not currently listed they may contact Customer Service to inquire as to the requirements for becoming listed.

Please note the following amusement apparatus, equipment, rides and attractions are currently permitted within Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department facilities in conjunction with a permits for a Pavilion Rental.

  • Bounce Houses/Inflatable’s up to 30 feet in height
  • Climbing Wall
  • Reverse-Bungee Trampolines
  • Portable video gaming platforms
  • Pony Rides
  • Entertainers (clowns, magicians, DJ’s, etc)
  • Petting Zoos
  • Carnival Games (non-mechanized)
  • No other types of apparatus or equipment are permitted except when expressed permission has been received by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department Director or designee.

NO WATER APPARATUS OF ANY KIND PERMITTED (water slides, slip n slides, pools, etc)
NO MECHANICAL RIDES OF ANY KIND PERMITTED (trains, ferris wheels, bucking bulls, etc)
Vendors and their activities/services must be listed on your permit in order to be approved to operate during your permitted event.

Click here for a current copy of the Customer Service Vendor List.
(Please note that the online list is updated on the first and third Tuesday of each month)
A copy of the Vendors List is also available by contacting the Customer Service office at 561-966-6611 or by emailing Customer Service at

When selecting from the list please note the vendor’s expiration date for their certificate of insurance.

Vendors interested in being added to the Customer Service Vendor list can see vendor registration below for further details.

Vendor Registration

Beginning October 1, 2015, all vendors offering services to customers with permitted pavilion rentals must complete an application to register with the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. A completed application will need to be submitted along with required documents and application fees for approval. Upon approval, the vendor will obtain a permit authorizing them to provide services on behalf of a customer whom has obtained a permit for use of a permitted pavilion.

  • This application is for the purpose of obtaining a permit which allows your business to operate in conjunction with a permitted party/event at a pavilion. Additionally, your business will be added to a list of approved vendors that may be contacted by permit holders with the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department; to provide services or sales of product for and during the permit holders permitted hours of use ONLY.
  • Allow five (5) business days for processing from date of receipt.
  • Applications are valid from October 1st to September 30th.
  • An application fee of $50.00 is due upon submittal and/or renewal.
  • All vendor requirements are due at time of submittal and/or renewal.
    • Current Copy of Commercial Insurance Liability Certificate
  • Vendor is responsible for ensuring they have met all federal, state and local requirements for operation of their business in the state of Florida and Palm Beach County. Vendors operating on County property are subject to review of pertinent licensing, certifications and inspection reports.
  • Expired requirements will result in suspension of the vendor permit and removal from the Approved Vendor list.
  • Additional fees and requirements may be applicable for activities permitted through Aquatics, Athletics, Special Events and Special Facilities.

Vendor Registration ApplicationAdobe PDF Document
Submit completed application to:  
Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation
c/o Customer Service
2700 6th Avenue South
Lake Worth, FL 33461

To submit by email or fax:
Phone: 561-966-6611
FAX: 561-963-6725

Special Functions

If your event includes fund-raising, is open to the public, has an admission fee, or involves selling (food, services or wares), your event will be classified as a Special Event. Special Events staff will evaluate your plans to determine if additional requirements apply.

The Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department offers a myriad of Oceanside, lakeside, and interior park locations for special events from Boca Raton to Tequesta. If you're planning a large social or fund-raising event, please contact our Special Events staff for permitting assistance.

Interested in holding your wedding ceremony on a beach or in a park, click here for complete information.

For the special events page, please click here.


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