Having a Picnic? A birthday party? A family get together?

The Parks & Recreation Department offers nine picnic pavilions in nine different locations perfect for celebrating outdoor events. Rent a pavilion for private events at an affordable price!

As of July 1, 2015, all pavilion rental inquires will require a Pavilion Rental Request Form. A special permit is also required for groups wishing to include a bounce house in their event plans. Please visit our Forms & Resources page to download the Special Use Authorization Permit.


PavilionElectricityFull Day Rate**Half Day Rate**
Azalea Lane PavilionNo$60$40
Community Playground PavilionYes*$90$60
Dawkins PavilionYes*$125$90
Howell Branch Preserve PavilionYes*$90$60
Howell Branch Preserve Observation DeckNo$60$35
Mead Garden PavilionYes*$125$90
Phelps Park #1No$90$60
Phelps Park #2No$60$40
Ward Park PavilionNo$125$90

* Electricity available upon request
** Winter Park residents receive a 20 percent discount

Rules & Standards for Use

  • Pavilion rental arrangements must be made by filling out the Pavilion Rental Request Form and emailing it to recreation@cityofwinterpark.org for all pavilions except Azalea Lane and Dawkins pavilions which can be rented by emailing kharden@cityofwinterpark.org.
  • All pavilions may be rented in person at the Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, Florida 32789. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • All day pavilion rental times are from 8 a.m. until sunset.
  • Half day pavilion rentals are from 8 a.m until noon or 2 p.m. until sunset. (Noon to 2 p.m. is utilized for cleaning.)
  • Pavilion renters are responsible for for removing all decorations and belongings, including trash, following each event.
  • Pavilions are open to the public and not for private event usage unless rented.
  • Groups wishing to install bounce houses or other party amenities must gain permission through the Parks office by submitting a permit application and a $25 permit fee. Bounce house or other party amenity providers must provide proof of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 naming the City of Winter Park as co-insured before a permit will be issued.
  • Note that not all pavilions are equipped with electrical power and the party amenity provider may need to also provide a generator to operate equipment.
  • Pavilions are rented as is and additional tables or chairs are not included.
  • Petting zoos and other animals are not permitted.
Howell Branch Preserve Observation Deck

Howell Branch Preserve Observation Deck

Visitor Information

Azalea Lane & Dawkins Pavilions

Karen Harden

Program Support Coordinator

Our Vision

Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.