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Facility & Pavilion Rental Information
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Community Services has a variety of rental spaces available for public usage. Insurance is required for the rental of any Charlotte County facility. Amenities and meeting rooms are available to the public on a first come, first served basis, as available.
A Central Registrar is always available to serve you, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., by calling 941.625.PLAY (7529), to make your reservations if you cannot reach staff directly at any of our facilities.
Rental fees to users for reserved exclusive use are based on the following categories:
Category 1: Any individual renting facilities for a private function or a recreational class or a not-for-profit organization renting facilities for an organizational function, to raise funds for charity, or for the maintenance of an organization.
Category 2: Commercial, business or individual renting facilities for the purpose of publicity, advertising, sales or any other for-profit purposes. 

Damage Deposit

There is a $100 deposit per one-time event rental (over 30 people and/or use of alcohol). The deposit will be required and must accompany the returned contract. This deposit is refundable after facility inspection.


Reserving any facility, shelter, or open space within Charlotte County Community Services is a contractual agreement and may require insurance. The specific type and amount of insurance required is dependent upon the nature of the activity, program, or event that will be occurring.


The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in any County parks and recreation facility located within a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) and between sunset and sunrise in all other parks and recreation facilities, except where alcoholic consumption is expressly authorized by the terms of a county lease, outdoor festival license, or other similar county event or temporary use permit.
Community Redevelopment Area Parks:
Charlotte Harbor CRA - Bayshore Live Oak Park, Edgewater Park, Chester Roberts Park   
Parkside CRA - McGuire Park, Lake Betty Park
Murdock Village CRA - North Charlotte Regional Park 

Pavilion Rental Information

The minimum rental time for shelters is four hours as stated by the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners approved fee resolution.
Reservations are for the picnic pavilion only and do not include reservation of exclusive use of other park areas or amenities. Rental of open space areas is available to accommodate additional needs such as a bounce house.
You may not limit access to park patrons nor charge admission to the park.
The sale of food to the public is prohibited.  
Glass containers are prohibited.
Alcoholic beverages are permitted from sunrise until sunset.
No music can be played or performed before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m.
Noise levels must follow County Noise Ordinance 94-02.
Parking fees (if applicable) are not included in the shelter rental.
Pavilion and surrounding area must be left in the same condition upon arrival.
Licensee must observe all posted park rules.
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