Parks & Community Center Rentals

Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events offers a variety of rental locations to help you host your event! Whether you are hosting a family reunion or a wedding, a sports events, or a birthday party, we are here for you! Please review the rental information below and make all reservations through the Parks, Recreation and Events office located in the Dorothy Hart Community Center.

Alum Springs Park

Wooded Park

  • Capacity: 75
  • Covered Shelter and Picnic Tables, Electricity Available
  • Restrooms, Trails, Grills, Parking Lot
Alum Spring Park rental rates for summer hours only, April 1 - October 31. Requests must be two weeks prior to requested rental date. Upon approval, all fees must be paid in full to secure your date.
  Resident (22401)
4 hour block 
deposit / rental
Non-Resident
4 hour block 
deposit / rental
Resident (22401)
8 hour block 
deposit / rental
Non-Resident
8 hour block 
deposit / rental
Shelter $100 / $75 $100 / $110 $100 / $120 $100 / $190
Lower section, no shelter $50 / $50 $70 / $70 $70 / $80 $70 / $110
Alcohol Usage $100 / $100 $100 / $100 $100 / $100 $100 / $100

Rental of the ENTIRE Park is a $500.00 Deposit plus $500.00 rental fee per day. Any rentals of the entire park will require proof of liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00 for the period covering the event.

Alcohol usage for the entire park $500 deposit plus usage fee of $100. The alcohol fees are in addition to the VA ABC License, deposit and rental fees for shelter, open spaces and/or entire park rentals.*


Doris E. Buffett Swimming Pool

Public Swimming Pool

  • Capacity: 100
  • Seating: Tables and Chairs
  • Restrooms, Snack Bar, Parking Lot
Request must be made 2 weeks prior to requested date. Upon approval all fees must be paid in full.
Deposit Up to 50 people rental fee 51 up to 100 people rental fee
$150 $200 $300

Larger group rentals must be approved by Director and rate will be determined by size of the group Available for rental starting mid-June through mid- August yearly. Fridays, Saturdays 7:30pm-10:30pm / Sundays 7pm-10pm


Dorothy Hart Community Center

Indoor Center with 3 room sizes available

  • Capacity: Up to 175
  • Seating: Tables and Chairs, Electricity Available
  • Restrooms, Kitchen, Parking Lot
Requests must be 2 weeks prior to requested date. Deposit is due at the same time request is submitted to hold the date. Remaining fees are due no later than 2 weeks prior to reservation.
Rooms Size Capacity Deposit Rental Fees During Operating Hours Rental Fees After Hours
Room 1 20' x 31' Maximum 40 people without tables or chairs $50 $15 per hour $30 an hour (Minimum 2 hours) Plus $75 administrative fee
Room 2 20' x 24' Maximum 30 people without tables or chairs $50 $15 per hour $30 an hour (minimum 2 hours) Plus $75 administrative fee
Room 3 12' x 20' Maximum 20 people without tables or chairs $50 $15 per hour $30 an hour (minimum 2 hours) Plus $75 administrative fee
Kitchen 16' x 20' Maximum 10 people $50 $15 per hour $30 per hour
Events with Alcohol in Rooms 1, 2, 3     $200 $100 administrative fee $200 administrative fee
Auditorium 70' x 45' Maximum 145 people seated
Maximum 175 standing
$150 $25 per hour $50 per hour (minimum 2 hours) Plus $75 administrative fee
Events with Alcohol in Auditorium     $300 $100 $200 administraitve fee

Alcohol usage: Requires also a VA ABC permit and special event liability insurance in the amount of $1 million dollars effective the date of the event and listing the City of Fredericksburg as the insured for events.

The Dorothy Hart Community Center is in use most of the year due to our own programs with our department and can only be reserved 6 months ahead of desired date. Days the center is not available: Earth Day Festival in April, Thanksgiving Day & Weekend, 1st Saturday of December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & weekend and New Years Eve.


Old Mill Park

Open Park along the river

  • Capacity: 450
  • 3 Covered Shelters and Picnic Tables, Electricity Available
  • Restrooms, Playground, Trails, Grills, Parking Lot
Requests must be 2 weeks prior to requested date. Upon approval fees must be paid in full. Due to the popularity of the shelter the 4 hour blocks are as follows 9am-1pm and 3pm-7pm during the summer hours which are from April 1st-October 31st.
Facility Resident (22401)
4 hour block 
deposit / rental
Non-Resident
4 hour block 
deposit / rental
Resident (22401)
10 hour block 
deposit / rental
Non-Resident
10 hour block 
deposit / rental
Shelter 1 $100 / $75 $100 / $110 $100 / $120 $100 / $190
Shelter 2 $100 / $75 $100 / $110 $100 / $120 $100 / $190
Shelter 3 $100 / $75 $100 / $110 $100 / $120 $100 / $190
Soccer Field        
Soccer Field 
(2 hours block)
Deposit: 
$30 residents / $40 non-resident
Rental: 
$30 resident / $40 no -resident
 
Bounce Houses $50 usage fee Plus General liability Insurance  
Alcohol Usage Fees $100 deposit / 
$100 fee for 1 shelter
$200 deposit / 
$200 fee for more than 1 shelter
$500 deposit / 
$500 fee for entire park

Old Mill Shelter 1: size 46'x41', 8 picnic tables, 1 grill pit, 4 outlets, 3 trash cans and close to the horseshoe pits, restrooms and playground  

Old Mill Shelter 2: size: 54'x29', 10 picnic tables, 2 grills, 4 outlets, 3 trash cans, additional electric if needed, a water spigot, and close to the river and canoe boat launch  

Old Mill Shelter 3: size 50'x23', 10 picnic tables, 2 grills, 5 outlets, 4 trash cans, additional electrical if needed 

Rental of the ENTIRE park is $1,000 deposit/ $1,000 rental per day. Any rentals of the entire park will required proof of liability insurance of $1,000,000.00 for the period covering the event. Which can be purchased here: http://www.specialeventinsurance.com 

Rental of Half of the park is $500.00 deposit/ $500.00 rental and is only half day.

For any alcohol usage an VA ABC permit is required and special liability special event policy in the amount of $1 million dollars listing the City of Fredericksburg as the name insured.  

Old Mill Park is not available on the following days: Earth Day Festival in April, the 4th of July, and other days that the entire park is rented for Private Events.


Hurkamp Park

Open Area Park with Fountain

  • Capacity: 400
  • Seating: Benches, Electricity Available
Request must be made 2 weeks prior to requested date. Upon approval fees must be paid in full. The rates are the basic fees for usage of the park but depending on the event fees may vary.
Deposit Rental Fee Electricity Fee
$50 without electricity $50 N/A
$60 without electricity $50 $5 per hour

The park is the same location as the city's Farmers Market and is not available to rent during Farmers Market hours Saturdays, April through November from 6am - 3pm.


Memorial Park

Open Area Park, also known as Kenmore Park

  • Capacity: 75
  • Seating: Picnic tables and benches
  • Port a Potty, On street parking
Requests must be made 2 weeks prior to requested date. Upon approval fees must be paid in full. The rates are the basic fees for usage of the park but depending on the event fees may vary. This is for reserving the open grass area on Kenmore Avenue in the park.
Deposit Rental Fee
$50 $25

Riverfront Park

Open Area along the River

  • Seating: Benches
Request must be made 2 weeks prior to requested date. Upon approval fees must be paid in full. The rates are the basic fees for usage of the park but depending on the event fees may vary.
Deposit Rental Fee Electricity Fee
$50 without electricity $50 Not Applicable
$60 $50  

For any alcohol usage a VA ABC permit is required and special liability special event policy in the amount of $1 million dollars listing the City of Fredericksburg as the named insured.


Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area

Wooded area along the reservoir

  • Capacity: 200
  • Seating: Picnic Tables
  • Port a Potty, Playground, Trails, Grills, Parking Lot
Requests must be made 2 weeks prior to requested date. Upon approval fees must be paid in full. Reservations must be processed through the Dorothy Hart Community Center.
Area  Deposit Rental Fee
Picnic Shelter - NO ELECTRIC $25 $25

Powhatan Park

Open Park

  • Capacity: 50
  • Seating: Picnic tables and benches
  • Port a Potty, Playground, Parking Lot

*Alcohol usage fees are NOT refundable even if all other fees are refundable (i.e. cancellation).

Virginia ABC License IS REQUIRED for any park rental that is consuming alcohol and is in addition to the alcohol fees listed above. Virginia ABC License can be applied for.