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Applicants must answer the questions on the application form in order to obtain approval to use City park grounds for a public event. This application and specific information is available in the Forms section of our website. In most cases, insurance will be required and must name the City of Vero Beach as additionally insured with the date and location of your event specified, and the insurance endorsement must be provided to us prior to your event. To check the availability of a specific park, or for additional information, please call 772-770-6517.
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All parks are first-come, first-serve. For groups under 50 people with no special requests, there is no fee or permit required to use our parks or beaches. For groups over 50 people, there is a minimum $50 plus tax processing fee and a permit application must be submitted. This allows you the right to assemble, it does not reserve your picnic area.
Only the Grand or Large Picnic Pavilion facilities at Riverside Park, the Bethel Creek House and the Riverhouse can be reserved. To be placed on our facility and/or park calendars, call 772-770-6517. Your date will be saved for one week, at which time you must set up an appointment to bring in your permit form and pay applicable fees.
Forms and specific fee information can be found in the “Forms” section of our website. All rentals are subject to a cancellation fee. Renters who live outside Indian River County will be charged a $100 damage deposit on pavilion rentals and a $200 damage deposit on stage or bleacher rentals, which is refundable after inspection of the site and/or equipment. Please note that it may take two weeks or more for these refunds to be processed. All payments must be in cash or check form only.
Complete a Request Information Form or view our Forms, Fees, and Rules page.
Yes. You will need to follow the instructions listed above for a private party at one of our City parks.
There is no fee for private parties with less than 50 people attending, unless you have a special request, such as a bounce house. If you plan to have more than 50 people attend, there is a $50 plus tax processing fee. There are also fees associated with public events. We suggest you review our Forms, Fees and Rules section of this website or call 772-567-2144 for more information.
Bounce houses and water amusements require a park permit with a $50 plus tax processing fee. Permit application can be found in the Forms section of our website. Bounce houses and water amusements are only allowed at Riverside Park, MacWilliams Park or Charles Park on a first-come/first-serve basis and can only be set-up on the grass for a maximum 4 hour time period. An additional $50 electric fee is required along with a refundable $50 electrical key deposit. Please note that it may take two weeks or more for the refund to be processed. Water amusements require a $65 water fee. These fees are not taxed.
Be aware that there may be other activities at the park. You can call the Recreation Department at 772567-2144 to check for conflicting public events. The bounce house/water amusement vendor must provide the Recreation Department with a current “Certificate of Liability Insurance” naming the City of Vero Beach as additionally insured with the date and location of your event listed, and the insurance endorsement must be provided to us prior to your event. Without the proper paperwork and insurance, bounce houses/water amusements are not allowed in the parks.
Decorations may be added, but must be removed before leaving the area. Use of nails and staples is prohibited. Only non-stick painter’s tape, plastic “zip-ties,” string, or similar material may be used. You may need to bring additional trash bags or cans for excess trash. Trash may be disposed of in the dumpsters near the boat ramps. Area must be cleaned after the event, or you will be charged for clean-up expenses.
Yes, but there are specific rules and fees. If you plan to have a private party with less than 50 people, you are allowed to use the park and fountain area on a first-come, first-served basis. Public events and exclusive use of the park is allowed, but you must fill out a permit application and there are fees associated with this. Please see the Forms, Fees and Rules section of our website or call 772-567-2144 for more information.
Fountain hours vary so please call 772-567-2144 for specific hours. Generally the fountain runs from Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays). During Indian River County School Board Spring and Summer Breaks, the fountain runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays (closed Tuesdays). From mid-December to mid-March, the fountain runs Saturdays only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is an Open-air rental facility. The dimensions are 30 x 60 feet rectangular concrete slab with roof and open sides. The pavilion is directly west of the restrooms and a drinking fountain. The pavilion has charcoal grills for cooking nearby and is adjacent to volleyball court.
The pavilion is ideal for casual gatherings, barbecues, company picnics, etc. Electric is available for $25 per day with a $50 electric key/damage deposit. You will be responsible for locking the electric box at the end of your event, and returning the key for your deposit refund. Please note that it may take two weeks or more for the refund to be processed. Tables and chairs are not provided. Please see the Forms, Fees and Rules section of our website for specific rental prices.
This facility is an open-air rental facility. Two small and one large gazebo connect together to form one open-air pavilion. Diameters are 21 feet for the smaller gazebos, and 25 feet for the larger gazebo. Each gazebo has cupola ceiling lighting.
This facility is ideal for more formal occasions such as weddings, luncheons, awards, etc. Used for table seating, it can accommodate 75 to 100 people comfortably. Used for chapel seating it can accommodate up to 150 comfortably. Cooking at the Grand Pavilion is prohibited.
Electric is available for $25 per day with a $50 electric key/damage deposit. You will be responsible for locking the electric box at the end of your event, and returning the key for your deposit refund. Please note that it may take two weeks or more for the refund to be processed. Tables and chairs are not provided. Please see the Forms, Fees & Rules section of our website for specific rental prices.
Parking for the Grand Pavilion is allowed outside the perimeter of the St. Augustine grass area that extends approximately 50 feet from all sides of the pavilion. Driving or parking on the St. Augustine grass area that surrounds the Grand Pavilion is strictly prohibited. Parking for the Picnic Pavilion is directly in front of the pavilion in parking spaces along the road parallel to the Indian River. Parking at other parks and park areas is permitted in designated spaces.