Park Pavilion Amenities

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The pavilions at McCloud Nature Park and W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park are available for rental, providing excellent venues for birthday parties, baby showers, family gatherings and reunions, graduation parties, weddings, corporate retreats, celebrations of life, and more.

Bring a bag of charcoal and your family and friends to the park for an enjoyable get-together! Take shelter from the elements, grill something good to eat, and enjoy the pristine natural beauty all around you.

All pavilions are available from dawn to dusk daily, and the rental fee covers the entire day or any portion of it.

McCloud Pavilion

  • Located at McCloud Nature Park in front of the Nature Center
  • Approximately 15′ x 30′
  • Recommended capacity of approximately 40 people (sitting and standing)
  • Pavilion sits on a concrete slab, which is connected to nearby chip-and-sealed parking lot via a gravel walkway
  • Two grills (one small, one medium). Please ONLY use the mounted grills at the pavilion. No outside grills or fires are allowed anywhere in the park. 
  • Picnic tables
  • Short walk to modern restrooms on the side of the Nature Center
  • Access to McCloud Nature Center during normal operating hours
    • Operating Hours
      • Jan–April & Nov–Dec: Fridays & Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
      • May–Oct: Wednesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays: 1-5 p.m.
    • Entry Fee: FREE
    • More information
  • Electricity available by calling (765) 676-5437 at time of reservation
  • No running water
  • Renter has access to pavilion from dawn to dusk on the date of reservation
  • All parking spaces are first come, first served
  • Please abide by all McCloud Nature Park rules while enjoying your visit
  • McCloud Nature Park Map
  • Frequently asked questions

Rental Fee

  • $50/day
  • Must be reserved at least three (3) days prior to desired date

Bluegill Pavilion

  • Bluegill Pavilion at W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park
    Located at W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park near the ponds
  • Approximately 24′ x 44′
  • Recommended capacity of approximately 100 people
  • Pavilion sits on a concrete slab, which is connected to nearby paved parking lot via a concrete sidewalk. Parking lot, sidewalk, and pavilion are all ADA-accessible.
  • One large grill. Please ONLY use the mounted grill at the pavilion. No outside grills or fires are allowed anywhere in the park. 
  • 7 standard + 1 ADA-accessible picnic tables
  • Short walk to porta-potties (modern restrooms are not available at this time)
  • No electricity or running water on-site
  • Renter has access to pavilion from dawn to dusk on the date of reservation
  • All parking spaces are first come, first served
  • Please abide by all W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park rules while enjoying your visit
  • Frequently asked questions

Rental Fee

  • $75/day
  • Must be reserved at least three (3) days prior to desired date
  • Reservations available on or after August 2, 2021

Firefly Pavilion

  • Firefly Pavilion at W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park
    Located on the north side of W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park near the nature-themed playgrounds
  • Approximately 20′ x 36′
  • Recommended capacity of approximately 48 people
  • Pavilion sits on a concrete slab, which is connected to nearby paved parking lot via a concrete sidewalk. Sidewalk and pavilion are ADA-accessible.
  • One large grill. Please ONLY use the mounted grill at the pavilion. No outside grills or fires are allowed anywhere in the park. 
  • 5 standard + 1 ADA-accessible picnic tables
  • Short walk to porta-potties (modern restrooms are not available at this time)
  • No electricity or running water on-site
  • Renter has access to pavilion from dawn to dusk on the date of reservation
  • All parking spaces are first come, first served
  • Please abide by all W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park rules while enjoying your visit
  • Frequently asked questions

Rental Fee

  • $50/day
  • Must be reserved at least three (3) days prior to desired date
  • Reservations available on or after August 2, 2021