Rental Facilities

Allen County Parks can provide an excellent alternative for your next special event, party, conference, meeting, wedding or reception.

Our facilities are located in parks and Nature Preserves. Please keep this in mind when deciding if we are the right fit for your event! We strive to maintain our facilities to high standards but we do have areas where grasses are left to grow natural. If you are looking for a perfectly groomed, mowed area we may not be the best location for your particular event. We would love to have you at one of our facilities but your expectations should be clear.

All prices are subject to change without notice. To guarantee your rental fee you must have a properly executed contract and deposit paid.

For more information contact  rentals at allencountyparks.org or call 449-3180. (replace the word “at” with @ for email)

Check our Frequently Asked Rental Questions by clicking here

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Metea County Park Nature Center Classrooms

Outdoor Shelters

Metea County Park Pond Shelter
$60/day* + admission**
40 people maximum standing

Metea County Park
Sports/Sled/Lake Field
$60/day*
Without indoor rental + admission**

Fox Island County Park Shelters
#1 (closest to lake parking lot)
$90/day* + admission**
50 people standing

#2 (farther away from lake parking lot)
$90/day* + admission**
50 people standing

Geogarden
$90/day* + admission**
30 people standing

Payton County Park Shelter
Open sunrise to sunset
$75/day
50 people standing

Cooks Landing County Park Shelter
Open sunrise to sunset
$75/day
50 people standing

*day = park hours
1st Sunday in November – 2nd Saturday in March 9am-6pm
2nd Sunday in March – Memorial Day 9am-7pm
Memorial Day – Labor Day 9am-9pm
Labor Day – 1st Saturday in November 9am-7pm
**admission = $2/person (under 7 free)

Metea County Park Nature Center

Metea County Park Nature Center
Large Classroom

Capacity = 112 people
$220 for 9am-5pm

Small Classroom
Capacity = 48 people
$180 for 9am-5pm

Both Classrooms
Capacity = 160
$400 for 9am-5pm
$450 for 6pm-Midnight

Full Facility *
Saturday Rentals require a full facility
Capacity = 200 people
$850 for 9am-Midnight

Conference Room
Capacity = 15 people
$50 for 9am-6pm
$30 for 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm

* full facility = entire first floor

 

Fox Island County Park Nature Center

Fox Island County Park Nature Center
Large Classroom

Capacity = 50 people
$110 for 9am-5pm

Small Classroom
Capacity = 35 people
$85 9am-5pm

Both Classrooms 
Capacity = 90 people
$200 9am-5pm
$240 6pm-Midnight (Mon – Thurs)
$360 6pm-Midnight (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Full Facility
Capacity = 100 people
$600 for 9am-Midnight

Kent Room (Conference Room)
Capacity = 15 people
$50 for 9am-6pm
$30 for 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm

Bird Observation Building (B.O.B.)
Capacity = 40 people
$60 for 9am-6pm – no evenings

Alcohol Policy
$35/hr. per security officer 

Minimum of 2 officers when alcohol is being served for 4 hours minimum
Licensed bartender when any alcohol is served**
Site permit issued by the State of Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission**

** These are very important, please see the FAQ’s for more information. These two items are requirements of the State of Indiana. Failure to acquire these may result in the event being shut down by the Indiana State Excise.

We provide…
Tables and chairs

Pull down screens at Fox Island & Metea

Campfire Permits
$20 with first bundle of wood

$5 extra for each additional bundle of wood

Nature Programs
Contact a naturalist for a program of your choice (additional fees apply)

We do not provide…
Audio-visual equipment

Catering services/food
Decorations

Further Guidelines
Clean-up Responsibilities

Leave the facility like you found it
Sweep floors with provided sweeper
Clean off tables, chairs & countertops with provided cleaner
Take trash out to dumpster

Holding a Rental Date—2 Ways
$50 non-refundable deposit with a completed rental contract
Or, rental fee paid in full with a completed rental contract
Rental fees must be paid in full within 60 days of the rental date