group pavilion 

​​Please note:

  • Due to the anticipated volume of in-person visits for reservations, it is strongly recommended that reservations should be made online​​ when available (see list below of pavilions not available for online reservation) to avoid lines and lengthy waits.
  • Please check the Rental Pavilion Locations page for pavilion, park & park amenity closures and notices.​
  • It is recommended that you visit the park to make sure the group pavilion you are interested in and surrounding amenities will meet your needs.
  • Pavilions are cleaned the morning prior to your use. Please practice good hygiene, frequent hand washing, and disinfecting practices during your rental as recommended by the CDC.
  • The use of balloons is now prohibited at the following beachfront parks: Carlin Park, Coral Cove Park, DuBois Park, Jupiter Beach Park, Loggerhead Park, Ocean Cay Park, Ocean Reef Park, Ocean Ridge Hammock Park, Peanut Island Park, Phil Foster Park, R.G. Kreusler Park, Ocean Inlet Park and South Inlet Park. Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Palm Beach County have committed to the prohibition of balloons at these parks in an effort to promote the safety and protection of sea turtles. Visit Loggerhead Marinelife Center​ to learn more about the dangers balloons pose to marine wildlife.

Before making a reservation, please read and understand all of the information listed below. If you have any questions or experience problems while reserving a group pavilion, please contact our Customer Service Office at 561-966-6611​ during regular business hours. Thank you.​

Reservations Information:

  • A permit is required for use of a group pavilion (Ord. No. 04-022, § 14,8-17-04; Ord. No. 2011-003, §12,2-15-11). Permits may be obtained for Daily or Special Event reservations.
  • Daily reservation bookings for group pavilions are intended for recreational use by private parties or gatherings that are neither advertised nor open to the general public and do not exceed the capacity or limitations of the pavilion. Business activities (sales, services, marketing, promotional, etc.) are not permitted under a daily group pavilion rental permit. 
  • Daily reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance. (Reservation requests for dates further out than 90 days may be accommodated with additional department review and approval. Please note that additional non-refundable fees are applicable for reservation requests more than 90 days)
  • Special Event reservation bookings are intended for, but not limited to events that are commercial in nature, fund raising, are open to the general public, have admission fees, involves selling of food or goods, or exceed the capacity or limitations of the pavilion. Special Event reservation requests can be submitted to the Special Events Section for permitting requirements and availability. A Special Events application may be obtained by visiting the Special Events Section’s webpage.
  • Group pavilion reservations are rain or shine. Refunds and reschedules are not offered for inclement weather. Please consider this when determining if a group pavilion venue is appropriate for your event. Please see the Group Pavilion Rental Fee Structure below for refund eligibility.
  • Public Information. In accordance with Florida Law, any data provided for purpose of obtaining a permit is public record. It will be released in response to a public records request.

Volleyball nets and volleyballs:

  • Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis and in conjunction with a group pavilion rental only.
  • A $50.00 credit card or check deposit is required at time of pick up.
  • Equipment can be picked up during the week prior to your event date. Please call for availability.
  • Equipment must be returned b​y 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, 33461)
    Operating Hours:
    Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays

Locate a group pavilion for reservation:

Rental Pavilion Locations

Ways to Make Reservations:​

  • Online Reservations
  • ​Please note, the following pavilions are currently not available for reserving online. Please call the number listed to make a reservation:
    • Governor Lawton Chiles Memorial pavilion at Governor Lawton Chiles Park – call 561-495-9813
    • Oak pavilion at West Boynton Park and Recreation Center – call 561-355-1125
    • Jupiter Farms pavilion at Jupiter Farms Park – call Jupiter Farms Residents at 561-510-0575 prior to calling our Customer Service Office at 561-966-6611
    • Westgate pavilion at Westgate Park and Recreation Center – call 561-694-5455
    • River pavilion at Riverbend Park – call 561-966-6611
    • Glades Pioneer pavilion at Glades Pioneer Park – call 561-992-9067
    • John Stretch pavilion at John Stretch Park – call 561-992-9067
    • Paul Rardin pavilion at Paul Rardin Park – call 561-992-9067
  • In-person at John Prince Park (2700 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth, 33461) 

Group Pavilion Rental Fee Structure
All prices are subject to change.

Weekday Rental

  • Pavilion $55 +tax
  • John Prince Park Eric Call Pavilion (formerly Center Drive Pavilion)​ $70 +tax 
  • Vendor Impact Fee: When amusements or other vendors require the use of additional property outside of the pavilion for operation​​
    • $25.00 for amusement/vendor
    • $15.00 for each additional amusement/vendor
    • Dunk Tank Water Use Fee: $15.00 (where permissible)

Weekend or Holiday Rental

  • Pavilion $155 +tax
  • John Prince Park Eric Call Pavilion (formerly Center Drive Pavilion)​ $205 +tax
  • Vendor Impact Fee: When amusements or other vendors require the use of additional property outside of the pavilion for operation​​
    • $25.00 for amusement/vendor
    • ​$15.00 for each additional amusement/vendor
    • Dunk Tank Water Use Fee: $15.00 (where permissible)

Refunds or Reservation Change Requests

  • Requests for date or location changes will be honored up to 10 days prior to your event date. A $10.00 date/location change fee is applicable.
  • Requests for refunds for cancellations will be honored up to 30 days prior to your event date. A $10.00 cancellation fee for weekdays and $20.00 cancellation fee for weekend/holidays is applicable. 
    • Approved refund requests for cash or check payments may take up to 4 to 6 weeks for processing and check disbursement. 
  • Requests for refunds under 30 days or reservation changes under 10 days from your event date will not be honored for any reason; including the availability of other park amenities, cancellation of your event, rescheduling of your event and/or inclement weather.
  • Requests for refunds will not be honored for reservations that previously had a date/location change.

Rules and Regulations

The rules noted below are intended to safeguard county parks for the enjoyment of all.

  • 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.​
  • The use of balloons is prohibited at the fol​lowing beachfront parks; including all group rental pavilions and first come first serve picnic areas: Carlin Park, DuBois Park, Gulfstream Park, Juno Beach Park, Jupiter Beach Park, Loggerhead Park, Ocean Cay Park, Ocean Inlet Park, Ocean Reef Park, Peanut Island Park, South Inlet Park​.
  • 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 (i.e., bands, DJs, PA systems, large speakers, car stereos, etc.) must be approved for use; permit holders must obtain written permission from the Department for use of amplified sound where permitted. Please contact the Customer Service Office to inquire about having amplified sound added to your permit. When approved, amplified sound shall not travel beyond one hundred fifty (150) feet of the group pavilion.

  • Please note that amplified sound is not permitted at the following parks or at specific group pavilions within a park when indicated:
    Boca South Inlet Park
    Burt Reynolds Park
    Buttonwood Park
    Caloosa Park
    Carlin Park (*Beach Pavilion)
    County Pines Recreational Complex at Samuel Friedland Park
    Dyer Park
    DuBois Park
    Glades Pioneer Park
    Governor Lawton Chiles Memorial Park
    Haverhill Park
    John Prince Park (*Osborne, Granowitz and Smythe Pavilions)
    Jupiter Beach (*Island Pavilion)

    Lake Ida Park East
    Lake Lytal Park
    Loggers’ Run Park
    Loxahatchee Groves Park
    Ocean Cay Park
    Ocean Reef Park
    Riverbend Park
    Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park (*Pond Apple  ​and Cypress Pavilions)
    West Boynton Park (*Oak Pavilion)​
    Westgate Park and Community Center

  • A small, personal music device (i.e., a radio or DVD player or small Bluetooth speaker) is acceptable for use at any group pavilion. Sound shall not travel beyond fifty (50) feet of the group pavilion.​
  • 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.

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 list of registered vendors. This list consists of approved vendors that have submitted a vendor application, provided the County a copy of their business insurance and have paid an registration fee. 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 that the Vendor List is for informational purposes only and does not constitute nor imply any preference and/or endorsement of any listed vendor by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

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).

Customer Service Vendor List​ (valid through September 30, 2024​)

(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 ParksCustomerService@pbc.gov.

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 and Permitting

  • Vendors may only operate on Parks property with written permission from the Department or in conjunction with a permitted activity. 
  • This application is for the purpose of obtaining either a Daily Vendor Permit or an Annual Vendor Permit, which allows your business to operate in conjunction with a permitted party/event at a group pavilion or other rental facility.
  • This permit will allow your business to 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.
  • All vendor requirements are due at time of submittal and/or renewal. 
  • 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. 
  • Additional fees and requirements may be applicable for activities permitted through Aquatics, Sports & Wellness, Special Events and Special Facilities. 
Daily Vendor Permit
  • Daily vendor permits are only valid for and during the rental permit holders permitted hours of use ONLY
  • Completed application and copy of insurance must be submitted for review and approval
  • $10.00 application fee 
Annual Vendor Permit
  • Annual permits are only valid from October 1 through September 30 for and during the rental permit holders permitted hours of use ONLY
  • Completed application and copy of insurance must be submitted for review and approval
  • Vendor be added to the approved vendor list for Customers to contact and hire to provide services
  • $50.00 application fee 

Submit completedapplication
In person or by mail to:
Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation
c/o Customer Service
2700 6th Avenue South
Lake Worth, FL 33461

By email or fax:
Email: ParksCustomerService@pbc.gov
Phone: 561-966-6611 
F​ax: 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.​​