Reservations and Fees

Planning a wedding or family reunion? A softball tournament? Need a portable stage for your concert? All picnic shelters, garden areas, community centers, athletic fields and other facilities in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities are available for your use.

Some permits may require a $20 processing fee. The amount for staff charges may be subject to change. There is an additional 10% charge for non-city residents. City holiday dates may incur additional fees.

Contact Us

All Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities
  

(804) 646-0761
Main Scheduling Office
1209 Admiral Street
Richmond, VA
23220-1701 USA
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Please call (804) 646-0761 for details and for rates on facilities or uses not listed above.

 

For large events please review the City of Richmond Special Event Planning website for permits, guidance and additional information. For your convenience large event requests may be submitted online through the Special Event Planning application web portal located here --> 
Event Request Form 
and/or Application for Conditional Use

Scheduling Events and Fees

CategoriesAmount

Permit Processing Fee

Fee to aid in defraying the cost of issuing a permit for the use of public grounds, playfields, park houses, athletic fields, playgrounds, and equipment rentals (non refundable)

$20

Staffing Cost

Staffing cost (park houses, recreation centers, grounds, set up, delivery, etc.)

$35 per hour, per staffing cost

Non Residents Fee

Anyone who resides outside the city of Richmond limits

Additional 30% of the rental cost

Athletics

Multi-Purpose Athletic Fields (football, soccer, lacrosse, kickball, rugby)

Softball/Baseball Field Rentals

Tennis Courts

$30 per hour, per field

$20 per hour, per field

$5 per court, per hour

Grounds Fee

Grounds fee-Category 1 -Small gathering with less than 100 people in attendance where no admissions fees are charged or fundraising. Excludes the following: Amplified music, vendors, alcohol, vendors, fireworks, carnival attractions (i.e. moon bounces, bungee jumps, giant slides, etc.) or street closures.

Grounds fee-Category 2 -Events that meet one or more of the following criteria: 1. 101-300 people in attendance 2. Fundraiser for verified non-profits 3. Amplified music/sound 4. Publicly advertised 5. Food/merchandise vendors 5. Serving/selling alcohol 6. Carnival type riders (i.e. moon bounces, bungee jumps, giant slides, etc.,) 6. Street closures. 

Grounds fee-Category 3 -Events that meet one or more of the following criteria: 1. 300 + people in attendance 2. For profit and/or fundraising 3. Amplified music/sound 4. Publicly advertised 5. Food/merchandise vendors 5. Serving/selling alcohol 6. Carnival type riders (i.e. moon bounces, bungee jumps, giant slides, etc.,) 6. Street closures 7. Fireworks/pyrotechnics

Security Deposit for ground rentals (refundable) to be paid by credit card only

Early set up fee (day before the event)

 

 

 

$50 per hour with 2 hr minimum

 

 

$100 per hour with 4 hr minimum plus staffing cost

 

 

$150 per hour with 4 hr minimum plus staffing cost

 

$250

 

$200.00

Park Houses and Community Centers

Security Deposit for Community Centers and Park House (refundable) to be by credit card only

Facility rental fee on an official city holiday, in addition to the regular rental rate, per hour

Community/Recreation Centers-Meeting rooms (Small-25 people or less)

Community/Recreation Centers-Meeting rooms (Medium-26 -75 people)

Community/Recreation Centers-Meeting rooms (Large-76 + people)

Community/Recreation Centers-Auditoriums/Theaters 

Kitchen

Gymnasiums

Parkhouses-Byrd Park Round House and Forest Hill Stone House

Parkhouses-Chimborazo Park House

$100

Double the base rate with 2 hour minimum plus staffing cost

$30 per hour with 2 hr minimum plus staffing cost 

$40 per hour with 2 hr minimum plus staffing cost 

$65 per hour with 2 hr minimum plus staffing cost

$65 per hour with 2 hr minimum plus staffing cost

$25 per hour with 2 hr minimum plus staffing cost

$65 per hour with 2 hr minimum plus staffing cost

$55 per hour with 2 hr minimum plus staffing cost

$30 per hour with 2 hr minimum plus staffing cost

Picnic Shelters$82.50
- per event

Mobile Stages

Mobile Stages (Showmobile and Stage II) cost includes: stage, delivery, set-up and break down

Softball/Baseball Field Rentals

$25.00
- 2 hours
Dogwood Dell$150 per hour (4hr minimum) plus staffing cost