Pavilion Rentals

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$75$40
Community Playground PavilionYes*$100$60
Dawkins PavilionYes*$125$90
Howell Branch Preserve PavilionYes*$100$60
Howell Branch Preserve Observation DeckNo$60$35
Phelps Park #1No$100$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 for all pavilions except Azalea Lane and Dawkins pavilions which can be rented by emailing
  • 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.