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Choosing the perfect location for your meeting or social event makes it memorable for you and your guests. Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer several unique facilities to you. From historic homes to modern meeting places for smaller affairs, we can help you with your needs. Service varies from location and may include tables, chairs, spacious kitchens and an on-site maintenance coordinator, who will ensure the success of your function.

PICNIC SHELTERS -- RESERVED

Jacobson, Masterson Station, Shillito, Southland and Veterans Parks offer picnic shelters for families and organized groups to use for picnics seven days a week. Each shelter has picnic tables and accommodates at least 50 people and one shelter (# 4 in Jacobson) holds up to 100 people.

All shelters at Jacobson Park and two shelters at Shillito Park have electricity and water. Advanced reservations and fees are required for use of all of these facilities. All small shelters rent for $50 per day with the exception of #4 in Jacobson and #2 in Shillito, which rent for $75 per day.

Note: Shelter rentals for 2014 will begin at 8 a.m. January 2, 2014.

Park Shelters:

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL SHELTER RENTALS MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT THE TIME THE RESERVATION IS MADE

All our rental facilities fill very quickly! Contact the Rentals Office at (859) 288-2972 or by e-mail.

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PICNIC SHELTERS -- FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED

There are more than 50 picnic shelters in Lexington that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. These shelters CANNOT be reserved. For information, please call (859) 288-2972.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION CONTACTS

Parks & Recreation has additional facilities that can be reserved through various Neighborhood Associations. These facilities typically include tables, chairs, a small kitchen and enough space for 30 - 75 people. Please call them directly for rental information.

 

OTHER RENTAL FACILITIES

BELL HOUSE  (545 Sayre Avenue)

Today, the Bell House still looks as it did when Thomas Lewinski designed it over 150 years ago. The mansion’s combination of Greek revival, Queen Anne and Romanesque styles gives it a unique beauty and charm.  This historic home is the perfect location for an occasion hosting up to 125 guests or 100 seated guests, and with its sweeping grand staircase, it’s the ideal setting for gracious weddings.

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Fith Third Pavillion

FIFTH THIRD BANK PAVILION (Cheapside Park)

Located downtown in Cheapside Park, this glass pavilion covers approximately 5,700 square feet and sits on granite pavers. Its outdoor setting makes it a perfect location for weddings, receptions and corporate events. Due to the unique location of this facility, a special events application and special services recreation permit must be completed and approved by Lexington Parks & Recreation as well as the Special Events Commission to use the pavilion and park. The rental cost is $700 for four hours plus a $200 deposit.

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GAY BREWER JR. COURSE AT PICADOME (469 Parkway Drive) &
KEARNEY HILL GOLF LINKS (3403 Kearney Road)

Located on golf courses, these two facilities offer meeting rooms with great views of green vistas, ideal for business and professional meetings as well as golf outings for your group. An outside vendor will supply your food and beverage needs. Each facility seats over 100 and can be arranged in a variety of ways to meet your needs. Fees vary according to your needs. For rental information, contact Kearney Hills at 253-1981, or contact Picadome at 288-2969.

KENTUCKY-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY EDUCATION CENTER (416 Rebmann Lane)

Located at the historic McConnell Springs, the center provides an attractive modern setting for groups wishing to host meetings or receptions of up to 75 guests. Large windows provide a picturesque view of the flower garden, fountain and bird sanctuary. Rental fee is $55/hour.

MASTERSON STATION PARK INDOOR RIDING AREA (3051 Leestown Road)

Parks and Recreation is pleased to make the Indoor Riding Arena Complex at Masterson Station Park available to the public. The arena provides a quality rental facility for groups wishing to host an event and offers an indoor facility for individual equestrian use at a reasonable fee. For rental information and reservations, call 253-0328. Fees vary.

TATES CREEK BALLROOM (1400 Gainesway Drive)

Originally known as the Tates Creek County Club, this property was privately owned and operated until the late 1960’s. The Tates Creek Ballroom is a single room with measurements of 38’ X 100’. The muted grandeur of parquet floors and French doors make this spacious area ideal for functions with live music. The room is also the perfect location for meetings, dinners and receptions of up to 200 guests. Rental fee is $100/hour.

JACOBSON PARK MARINA

The Jacobson Park Marina has a launch area for non-motorized boats and rents pedalboats. All riders must wear a US Coast Guard approved personal floatation device. Concessions — A concession building offers a variety of drinks and snacks. Fishing — Fishing docks are located in several areas throughout the park and are accessible to wheelchairs. You must have a fishing license if you are 16 or older. Fishing is FREE.



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