Community Center & Pavilion

The Bear Community Center is a multi purpose building offered to group, family, and nonprofit community events.This beautiful building overlooks the ice ponds and offers a rustic interior, with features such as:

  • Clean restrooms
  • Multi-purpose room that seats up to 80
  • Picnic pavilion for an additional $25
  • River rock fireplace
  • Serving and warming kitchen
  • Pine slab serving counter
Rental Fees
- Private Groups (Family, Company, Business, Group etc.)
User Fee: $100 Per Day/Use includes lobby, meeting room, serving kitchen & use of restrooms.
Cleaning and Damage Deposit: Minimum $150 (Local Check or Cash)
Shelter Reservation Fee:  Separate charge $25 w/building reservation only
 Alcohol Permit Fee: $10
Private Non Profit Groups (Scouts, Church Groups, Service Groups etc.)
User Fee:  $50 Per Day/Use includes lobby, meeting room, serving kitchen & use of restrooms.
 Cleaning and Damage Deposit: Minimum 150 (Local Check or Cash)
Shelter Reservation Fee:  Separate charge $25 w/building reservation only
Alcohol Permit Fee: $10
Public Non Profit Groups (Public Agencies, City, County, School District etc.
User Fee:  No Charge Per Day/Use Includes lobby, meeting room, kitchen & use of restrooms.
Cleaning and Damage Deposit: Minimum $150 as determined by Director
Shelter Reservation Fee:  No Charge
 Alcohol Permit: $10 and Deposit, if required
Public Non Profit Groups (Public Agencies, School District, County, State, Federal Government)
Building Use that is “Outside the Agency Scope of Services” as determined by the Director    
User Fee:  $50 Per Day/Use includes lobby, meeting room, serving kitchen & use of restrooms
Cleaning and Damage Deposit: Minimum $150 (Local Check or Cash)
Shelter Reservation Fee:
Separate charge $25 w/building reservation only
Alcohol Permit: $10 and deposit, if required
- Shelter Reservation Only:
$35 for groups 0-25; $40 for groups 26-75; $45 for groups 76-100
- Rest Rooms: 
Porta - John's are available for general use year round.



User Policies and Procedures

- “For Profit”, activities or religious services, as defined by EPRD Policy, may not rent the building.
- User Fee payment is required at time of reservation and accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
- Cleaning and Damage deposit due one week prior to reservation date.  Local check or cash only.
- Bldg. Keys will be checked out to Person Responsible one (1) day prior to the reservations. ($10 Key Replacement Fee)
- No Smoking in building.
- Alcohol Permit is required to consume alcohol in the building.  City Open Container Law in effect.
- Must clean and secure building as specified on check off list provided at time of reservation.
- Staff will inspect building for cleaning, security and damage before and after each use.
- Deposits will be released after staff inspection of building and key is returned.
- Building may be reserved back to back, if a minimum of 2 hours is allowed between reservations.  
- Shelter may be used by the general public or reserved for separate groups at same time building is reserved, unless a separated shelter reservation fee is paid with the building reservation fee.
- Maximum Size Group and Building Capacity 60 Class Room, 20 Lobby and 100 Shelter.
- Hours available for reservations: 8 am to 11 pm.  Hours can be extended upon request and approval.
- No frying or cooking of food items in permitted in the kitchen.  Warming and serving kitchen only.
- No public phone service available.
- No Ice Skates allowed in building or restrooms
- No Fireworks are allowed on the BEAR Project, except by permit.