Reserve Park Space

Kalamazoo's city parks and pavilions are available to host your next graduation party, family get-together, or even wedding! Information on the most popular rental options is provided below, but you can always reach out to our team at kzooparks@kalamazoocity.org to discuss what other areas may be availabe.

Facilities are available in four-hour blocks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations should be made at least 10 days in advance. We may not be able to accomodate reservations made within 10 days of the requested date, and if we can a $15 Short Notice Fee will be applied. 

This information is for private events. If you're looking to host a public community event, please see the Host a Special Event page. 

Online

Step 1.Review Kzoo Parks Policies

Make sure you review our policies so you know what to expect when you reserve park space.

Step 2.Review Available Parks & Facilities

Review the list of available parks and facilities below to find one that would be a good match for your event. Some areas can accommodate larger groups, some have electricity, and some have other amenities.

You can also review the parks listing to find more information about what amenities a park has. You can search for the feature "Available to Rent" to see what parks have space that can be rented.

Parks Directory

Step 3.Reserve & Pay Online via ActiveNet

Kzoo Parks accepts online reservations via ActiveNet (the same system used for program registration). Click the button below to go to ActiveNet and view available spaces. You will need to be signed in to submit a registration. If you are not already registered, follow the steps on ActiveNet to create an account. 

Reserve Space Online in ActiveNet

After you select a location, date, and time, you can pay the applicable fee online to confirm your reservation.   

Step 4.Have a Great Event! 

The park space will be reserved for you during the date and time of your event, and signs will be posted to let others know. Have a great time! 

In Person

Step 1.Review Kzoo Parks Policies

Make sure you review our policies so you know what to expect when you reserve park space.

Step 2.Review Available Parks & Facilities

Review the list of available parks and facilities below to find one that would be a good match for your event. Some areas can accommodate larger groups, some have electricity, and some have other amenities.

You can also review the parks listing to find more information about what amenities a park has. You can search for the feature "Available to Rent" to see what parks have space that can be rented.

Parks Directory

Step 3.Visit the Kzoo Parks Office

Visit the Kzoo Parks office at Mayors' Riverfront Park (251 Mills Street) to make your reservation. Our team can also answer any questions you may have. If you plan to grill or have any bounce houses or tents, please let us know as there may be other requirements.

Payment is due at the time of reservation. 

Step 4.Have a Great Event! 

The park space will be reserved for you during the date and time of your event, and signs will be posted to let others know. Have a great time! 

By Phone

Our team is happy to answer questions and provide information, but at this time we are not able to make reservations by phone or online. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis and we are not able to hold or guarantee reservations until they are made in person at the Kzoo Parks office. 

Crane Park is available to host weddings of up to around 50 guests and electricity is available. The cost is $168 for four hours.

Davis Street Park
20-30 guests, no electric
$85 for four hours

Milham Park (northern shelter)
30-40 guests, no electric, restrooms available
$85 for four hours

Milham Park (southern shelter)
144 guests + ADA accessible space for 10, electric available, restrooms available
$150 for four hours 

Mayors' Riverfront Park
30-40 guests, no electric
$85 for four hours

Farrell Park
60 guests, no electric
$85 for four hours

Southside Park
20-30 guests, no electric
$85 for four hours

Spring Valley Park
20-30 guests, electric available
$150 for four hours

Upjohn Park
30-40 guests, no electric, restrooms available
$85 for four hours

LaCrone Park
30-40 guests, electric available
$150 for four hours

Woods Lake
30-40 guests, electric available, restrooms available
$150 for four hours

*Restrooms are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. If your event is near but outside of these dates, we may be able to open restrooms for your event (weather and staff permitting).