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Shelter & Facility Rentals

The Florence Park and Recreation Department offers rentals ranging from outdoor shelters for family gatherings to camp sites to indoor facilities to entire game fields.  If you event is big enough, consider renting our coliseum for the evening or an entire weekend!  The coliseum is the perfect size for your event. Not too big and not too small. Perfect for concerts, sporting events, boat and RV shows, gun shows and even wedding receptions.

Please call us at (256) 760-6389 and our helpful personnel will be glad to help you coordinate your event.


Pavilions/Shelters

Available for rent at McFarland Park, Veteran's Memorial Park and Martin Parks.  Cost is $10 per hour or $50 for a full day.  Shelter Rentals are taken through the McFarland Campground Office at (256) 740-8817.  The River Heritage Pavilion can be reserved for various types of parties, reunions, weddings, luncheons, and numerous other events.  Please call the Parks and Recreation Central Office at (256) 760-6416 for pricing and availability.

Room Rentals

Need to have a birthday party, shower, meeting or other event?  Contact one of our local Recreation Facilities for availability.  Cost is $20 per hour.  Please Note:  Rental times include set up and take down.

Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum

Need a large space to host an event, banquet, prom, dance, trade show, etc.?  Contact the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum for fees and charges.  (256) 760-6389
 

Athletic Fields

Contact the Athletic Office for rental of Athletic Fields.  For more information, call (256) 760-6628.

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Todd Nix
Community Services Director

Tina Kitchens
Parks & Recreation Director
 

Florence Parks & Recreation Dept.
2830 Darby Drive
Florence, AL 35630
 
Phone: (256) 760-6416
 
Fax: (256) 760-6497

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How much does rental of your facilities cost?

Rental Prices for All Recreation Centers

A:  Rental times during the week - 5:00 pm - 10 pm.  Weekends: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Please note that rental times includes setup and take down

Handy Recreation Center - $20.00 Per Hour

Handy is used for birthday parties, wedding & baby showers.  It has enough room to be comfortable for any of these events.  Call (256) 760-6435 to book your next event.

Broadway Recreation Center - $20.00 Per Hour

Broadway is used for several different events such as birthday parties, showers, meetings & different social events.  To book your next event, call (256) 760-6418.

Royal Avenue Recreation Center - $20.00 Per Hour

Royal Ave. can be used for birthday parties, showers, family reunions, weddings & receptions.  For rental information, call (256) 760-6425

Senior Center - $20.00 Per Hour

Our Social Room is available to rent for your birthday parties, showers, family reunions & different social events.  To book the Senior Center, call (256) 760-6420


Camp Site / Campground Rental Information

With two beautiful campgrounds next to the Tennessee River, you're sure to enjoy your stay.  The campgrounds provide RV and tent camping with electrical and water connections, sewer hookups, waste stations, bathhouse and laundry facilities.  McFarland Park has 60 campsites.  Campgrounds are currently open year round.  We will no longer be taking reservations effective January 1, 2013.  Our policy will be first come first serve. There is no limit on the number of stays, only a limit on the maximum length of each stay (21 days).  During the months of November through March there is no limit on the length of stay. For more information call (256) 760-6416.  

Fees:

Effective January 1, 2014

RV Sites: $23 per night

Senior citizens (62+): $18.40 per night

Handicapped: $18.40 per night - requires valid permit

Primitive Tent Camping: $12 per night

Rules:

  • Check out is at noon
  • Campground speed limit is 5 MPH
  • Visiting hours are from 7am to 11pm.  Park closes at 11:00pm -(Summer), 10:00p.m.-(Winter)
  • Campfires are allowed at campsites if it is a contained portable fireplace
  • Only charcoal is to be used in the picnic grills
  • All pets must be kept on a leash.  Per City Code, you are required to clean up after pets.
  • Campers are not allowed to play, ride bicycles, skateboards, or scooters in or around the bathhouse or shelters.
  • RV or tent and up to two vehicles are allowed per site when space is available.  Other vehicles should be parked in the visitor parking area.
  • Clotheslines are not allowed.  Please use clothes racks to dry items.
  • Health Dept. regulations require proper disposal of all holding tanks
  • Fireworks, firearms and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park.
  • No unauthorized motorized or battery powered vehicles are permitted in the park (ATVs, golf carts, trail bikes, etc,)

A complete list of rules and guidelines can be picked up at the McFarland Campground Office.