Pavilion Rentals


Centre Region Parks and Recreation manages and maintains over 50 park sites within the Centre Region. Additionally, the department manages the Picnic Pavilion Rental Program with 30 pavilions available for reservations annually from the first Saturday in April through the last weekend in October. Pavilion rentals are now accepted no more than one year in advance.

Each year, the department reviews customer feedback and discusses the rental program with the Parks Maintenance Staff to adjust rates and policies whenever necessary. The Agency completed a thorough review in the fall of 2018 and has updated the rental program for 2019.

Please view the Pavilions Inventory which will provide each pavilion’s size, park location/municipality, seating capacity, number of regular and handicap-accessible tables and grills, restroom information, and electricity availability.  Once you have confirmed the pavilion size and location that you’re interested in, you can confirm that pavilion’s rental fees and general policies and procedures by viewing the Park Pavilion Fees & Policies. Small pavilion rates for groups who are hosting a small picnic or birthday party are available along with large pavilion rates for larger group events that are not fundraisers or special events, such as family reunions, and all day rates.

For those who are interested in a small or large pavilion rental for groups fewer than 66 people, once you have read through the rental program outline, chosen your pavilion, downloaded and signed electronically the policies and procedures, you can download the Pavilion Rental Request Form (66 people or less) and submit it AND the signed Park Pavilion Fees & Policies form to Parks and Recreation. Please note, this is a PDF Fillable document; you can complete it online, then save it to your computer, and either email it to us, mail it to us, or bring it to CRPR’s main office.  Submitting the online rental form via email does not guarantee the reservation; our office will respond to you about availability and then you must call into the office to make payment which then secures your reservation.  A receipt and reservation permit will be emailed to you for your records.

If you are interested in hosting a Special Event / Fundraiser, please read through the Special Events / Fundraisers Policies to understand the initial requirements for these facility rentals. The most important notation to remember for these rentals is that the rental procedures should start at least 60 days in advance. CRPR will not accept any requests that are less than 60 days in advance. Please contact CRPR at 814-231-3071 or via email to start this process.  Online forms are not available for these types of rentals.

NOTE: please contact State College Borough directly ONLY if you are interested in renting Sidney Friedman Park; they can be reached at 814-234-7191 or via email.

Please note that commercial activities are not allowed within any municipal park.