Rent a Park Pavilion!

Located in neighborhood and community parks, the Decatur Park District’s pavilions offer a natural, outdoor setting for family gatherings and social events of all sizes. Both small and large pavilions are available for rent from Easter – October. Call Jessica or Tara at 422-5911 for rates and restrictions.

Park Rental Application and Rules
2019 Pavilion Fees


A number of smaller parks and natural areas are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis and are not reserved for rent: Baker Woods, Boiling Springs, Brush College, Cannon, Chandler, Coates, Faries, Graceland, Grant, Ivy Hill, Johns Hill, Knights of Columbus, Lions, Locke, and Spencer.

Special Events

The Decatur Park District is pleased to offer Fairview Park as the site of many special events and fundraisers. Please review the forms below for detailed information about requirements, fees, and restrictions. Please take pride in your community park and leave it in better condition than you found it! Thank you!

Special Event Request 

Road Run/Walk Event Request 

2019 Special Event Fees


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For larger events, the Anne & Al Swartz Pavilion at Hickory Point is the perfect outdoor venue. This beautiful structure features sweeping views of the golf course, weather-resistant, fabric wind screens, catering through The Beach House, and space for 350 guests. Call 421-6657 for pricing and availability.

Scovill Park GazeboScovill Gazebo Garden

The Scovill Park Gazebo in Scovill Park is a lovely location for weddings.  Rental dates are from Easter – October. Rental hours are from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 – 9 p.m. To reserve this gazebo, call Kathy at Scovill Zoo: 421-7435.

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Enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Decatur in the beautiful former summer home of Guy and Rose Scovill. The Scovill Garden House features kitchen facilities and seating for up to 40 guests. Perfect for showers, reunions and corporate retreats. Fee is $160 per day. Call Kathy at 421-7435 for rates and reservations.


IMG_1674Shilling Environmental Education Center at Scovill Zoo

Located on the grounds of Scovill Zoo, the Shilling Environmental Education Center is the perfect site for your next meeting, wedding, reception or reunion. Rent for a few hours or the entire weekend. Please call Kathy at 421-7435 for reservations.