15115 East Jefferson Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone:  313-822-6200
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

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Parks and Recreation Facilty Rentals

TOMPKINS COMMUNITY CENTER

Events sponsored on behalf of a Grosse Pointe Park resident or business owner. A limit of two reservations may be made one year in advance from the current calendar date. Only wedding receptions can be reserved further in advance. Residents reserving the Tompkins Center must maintain residency within Grosse Pointe Park and have a valid Park Pass throughout the reservation process. The City of Grosse Pointe Park reserves the right to cancel a reservation if residency and a valid Park Pass are not met.

CAPACITY:
In accordance with fire ratings, the maximum capacity of the facility is 150.

FEES:

Monday – Thursday     $400 from 1:00 pm – 1:00 am
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Rentals     $500 from 1:00 pm – 1:00 am
      $750 (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Wedding & Wedding Receptions   $1,000 from 11:00 am ‐ 1:00 am
      $1,200 (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

50% of rental fee is due within 24 hours of reservation. Nonpayment of reservation within 24 hours will result in termination of reserved date without notification. There is a $275 security deposit for all rentals.

- Residents, business owners and Grosse Pointe Park based groups are allowed ONLY 2 advanced reservations for weekend use per year. However, additional reservation requests will be considered within 4 weeks of an event provided the Center is available at such time.
- No holidays. New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
- No groups are allowed in the building or Park beyond 1:00 am. (A fee of $100.00 will be taken from the security deposit if the party has not vacated the premises by 1:00 am.)
- All rental fees and security deposit checks must be issued by the resident booking the center, no exceptions.
- Grosse Pointe Park based groups or organizations are permitted to rent the facility at any time Monday-Friday.
- An organization that is not Grosse Pointe Park based but has a Grosse Pointe Park resident as a sponsor, is permitted to rent the facility only Monday – Thursday.
- Rentals for groups or organizations must consist of 50% Park residents. Park residents may rent the Tompkins Center for immediate family members only.

BUILDING RULES:
1. To comply with State Regulations, the Tompkins Center is a Non-Smoking facility.
2. The sale of any goods or materials is prohibited in the Center.
3. Alcohol will be allowed providing applicant is completely responsible for the serving of any such beverages. It is a felony to serve alcohol to minors. If this should happen, the police will be notified immediately.
4. No bachelor/bachelorette parties or gambling permitted.
5. No alcohol to be served after 12:30 am.
6. Use and rental of the facility will be restricted to the building and patio area.
7. Applicants shall be responsible for set up (decorations) and clean up. Clearing tables, taking out the garbage & leaving kitchen in the same condition as they were found.
a. Use of confetti decorations is prohibited. A $40.00 cleaning fee will be deducted from your security deposit if confetti is used.
8. There are no wall decorations allowed.
9. Applicants shall be responsible for the conduct of the group, including a school group or other children’s group, there must be sufficient adult supervision and applicant must be present at all times.
10. Applicants will be responsible for any theft, loss or damage to City property.
11. The tables in the Center must have some type of protection (ex. tablecloths) on them before heating units or hot dishes are placed on them. The Tompkins Center furniture is to be used exclusively in the Center.
12. Applicant will hold harmless the City of Grosse Pointe Park, its representatives, agents, officers and employees for any personal injury, theft, items and food left by rental or damage of private property. I will be responsible for any and all of my guests and the use of said Park by me and my guests will be at our own risk. I will indemnify and hold harmless the City and its agents and employees against any claim by me, my guests or others for damages arising as a consequence of being in the Park, or as a consequence of any actions by me or any of my guests while in the Park and Tompkins Center.
13. Music may be provided within the building, but must be done in a manner not to disrupt exterior park activities. Music must stop at 12:30 am.
14. The Center’s sound system includes AM/FM radio, a five disc CD player, and an MP3 cord.
a. Please do not allow children to touch the sound system or the microphone.
15. The lofts above the restrooms at each end of the facility are off limits to everyone. (Used for event/program storage).
16. If you need help with heat or air conditioning, or need a mop or broom, please ask the gate staff for assistance. Any and all concerns need to be brought up to the gate guard if the office is closed. Gate staff can be reached at 313-417-1168.
17. After unloading, please close all doors to the center. (We have animals and insects that try to get in).
18. There is a defibrillator in a cabinet by the east end television. This unit is fully automatic and should be removed only in the event of an emergency. Please contact Public Safety as well at 313-822-7400.
19. No additional tents or canopies may be set up on the lawn unless approved Parks & Recreation Director.
20. The City Administration and Park Supervisor may deny any request for use of the facility if the above terms and conditions are not met, or if the use of the facility would not be in the best interest of the City.

A full refund is available 30 days prior to the reserved date. After 30 days, 50% of the deposit fee will be refunded only if the Center has been rented.All checks should be made payable to the City of Grosse Pointe Park. 



GOLDEN FAMILY GYMNASIUM

Book your court time now! Residents may reserve the gym 72 hours in advance with prepayment or call 24 hours in advance to book without prepayment.  Residents must bring a valid park pass for entry. Proper tennis/gym shoes and shirts are required. Water bottles are allowed in the gym, but all other food and drinks are not. The gym may be booked for basketball, volleyball, badminton and running games.

To rent the gym you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Grosse Pointe Park. Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian rent the gym and stay in attendance during the rental. The gym may only be rented on the hour for one hour increments.  Half court for one hour is $20.00.  Gym capacity is 25 people per half court.

Gym use policy requires one Park resident to every non-resident.  Rental for parties or large groups (with more than a 1 to 1 ratio of residents to non-residents) is allowed only by pre-registration (72 hrs.), pre-payment and provision of a list of attendees 24 hours before the rental.

 


 

OKULSKI FAMILY THEATRE

Are you having a meeting at the office, but you need more room or a large screen for your presentation? Are you tired of the same old birthday party activities and looking for something different? Call the Lavins Activity Center today! Residents can now reserve the theatre for private showings of personal movies, DVDs, Power Point Presentations, meetings, conventions, etc. Please call (313) 822-2812, ext. 300 for more details and availability.

Permitted Functions

Events sponsored and on behalf of a Grosse Pointe Park resident.  Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.  A list of non-residents must be given to the gate attendant the day of the event to allow them access into the building.

Theatre Capacity:  138

Fees

Movie Theatre Rental
  
  $160 for small groups (up to 35 people)
$200 for large groups (over 35 people)
Theatre for Power Point for 3 Hours   $160
Theatre for Power Point for 6 Hours   $320


Security Deposit Required for Rental
All rental fees and security deposit checks must come from the resident booking the Okulski Theatre.

Rental Schedule:  Dependent on current movie showings.

 


 

McKEEVER LOUNGE

The McKeever Lounge is located on the second floor of the Lavins Activity Center and is available for small gatherings such as birthday parties, meetings, etc.  The room is often used in conjunction with private theatre rentals.  It overlooks the pool and picnic area of the Park and also has a beautiful view of the Lake.  There is a sink and small counter top for setting up limited food service as well as a flat screen T.V.

The McKeever Lounge may be rented for $25 per hour with a minimum rental time of two hours.  A $175 Security Deposit is also required at time of booking.  Security Deposit will be returned providing no damages have been incurred.  Reservations must be made  at least two weeks in advance.

Lounge Capacity:  25

 


 

LINDELL LODGE

The new ice rink warming house at Patterson Park has been named the “Lindell Lodge” in recognition of Carlton and Verna Lindell. Their generosity along with the continuing efforts of the Grosse Pointe Park Foundation have built this beautiful facility for our community. We are pleased to announce that it is now available to rent for tea’s, clubs, birthday and card parties, meetings and other small gatherings. The lodge is available for morning or afternoon rentals from April 15th to November 15th.

The lodge features a 32” HDTV flat screen television and surround sound audio system with a gas fireplace, 2 leather club chairs and 2 wooden cafe tables with accompanying wooden chairs. The side windows open and there is a ceiling fan. There is also a handicap accessible restroom. There is no refrigeration, kitchen, sink or serving utensils. Coolers are allowed and the counters may be used for serving food. Total capacity is 25 people.

Building Rules:

  • No smoking allowed.
  • Balloons and table decorations are permitted.  No wall decorations allowed.
  • The lodge is an "AS IS" rental room.  Additional seating and tables are not allowed in the lodge.
  • Picnic permits will not be issued for use with the lodge, however a grill will be available for your barbecue needs.

Rental Fees:

The lodge is available for daily rentals from 10:00 a.m. to dusk. Monday - Friday rentals are $75.00 per booking. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are $125.00 per booking. A separate security deposit of $100.00 is also required. Security deposit checks will be returned upon request, or ripped up immediately following an event provided there are no damages to the facility. All fees must be paid 2 weeks in advance at the Parks and Recreation office.