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Park Use - Commercial and Non-Commercial Group Activity

  1. For additional information you may contact Shannyn Fasbender at 616-949-1750 regarding your rental needs.

    All organizations or businesses must provide the City a copy of insurance naming the City of East Grand Rapids as an additional insured no less than three days prior to the event.

  2. Status*

  3. Rental Request Timeline

    Online requests for the rental of park space may be submitted as follows: East Grand Rapids Storefront Business Owners can submit rental requests starting February 1, East Grand Rapids residents can submit rental requests starting February 16 and Non-Residents can submit rental requests starting on March 1 of each year. Rental permits are available April 15 through October 31 of each year.

  4. John Collins Park Rental Policy

      1. Rental permit holders may only use the grass space between the restroom building and the boathouse. Pedestrian walkways may not be used or blocked at any time. 2. Maximum of 15 participants and two instructors for any activity. 3. No audio equipment allowed and instructions must be given at speaking volume (no yelling). 4. Maximum of two events will be allowed per day and one at a time. 5. The park must be left the way you found it with minimal impact. 6. Permit holders not abiding by the guidelines will forfeit their permit and will not be issued a refund for any dates reserved.

    1. Rental Days and Times for John Collins Park

      You may request a rental permit, one day per week, for Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:00 am.

    2. John Collins Park Rental Rates

    3. Manhattan Park Green Space Rental Policy

      1. Rental permit holders may only use grass space just to the SW of the Pavilion 2. Maximum of 30 participants and two instructors for any activity. 3. No audio equipment allowed and instructions must be given at speaking volume (no yelling). 4. Maximum of two events will be allowed per day and one at a time. 5. The park must be left the way you found it with minimal impact. 6. Permit holders not abiding by the guidelines will forfeit their permit and will not be issued a refund for any dates reserved.

    4. Rental Days and Times for Manhattan Park Green Space

      You may request a rental permit, up to four days per week, for any day of the week between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

    5. Manhattan Park Green Space Rental Rates

    6. If requesting consecutive days and/or weeks check the appropriatebox below:

      If you are requesting consecutive weeks for John Collins Park or more than one day per week and/or consecutive weeks at Manhattan Park we will confirm your days, dates and times with you by phone when verifying your rental permit request.

    7. If you are requesting consecutive weeks and or days please complete the following:

    8. Day requested:

      John Colliins Park

    9. Days requested

      Manhattan Park

    10. If requesting 1-5 dates and times please complete the following:

    11. Rental Confirmation

      Once your rental form is received you will be contacted by a staff member during regular business hours to confirm the information provided and process payment.

    12. Refund Policy

      There will be no refund if the renter cancels a scheduled date. The renter will not be allowed to move or reschedule dates. If park conditions or severe weather causes a cancellation the renter will be allowed to reschedule or be issued a refund for that date. The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any and all rental dates at it's discretion and a full refund will be granted to the renter. If a renter does not abide by the park rental policies future rentals will be cancelled and no refund will be granted.

    13. Insurance Requirements - Copy MUST be submitted at least three days prior to rental.

      INSURANCE COVERAGE In order to rent a facility, you must provide proof and a copy of liability insurance, no less than three days prior to the rental, including the following coverage: General Liability: $1 million Bodily Injury and Property Damage combined. The CITY OF EAST GRAND RAPIDS shall be named as an “Additional Insured” under policy with respect to rentals issued by the City. The address is: CITY OF EAST GRAND RAPIDS 750 Lakeside Dr. East Grand Rapids, MI 49506. The rental holder shall indemnify and hold harmless the City, its officers, elected officials, agents, employees and volunteers, from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees), damages, and liabilities claimed by any person, organization, association, or otherwise arising out of or relating to any act or omission of the permit holder, its agents, contractors or employees under this Agreement. Such indemnification shall not be effective to the extent that the damage or injury results from the sole negligence of the City. Failure of the Business, Resident or Non-Resident to comply with the terms of the City’s rental procedures as described may result in revocation of the rental and the inability to obtain future rental agreements. The CITY OF EAST GRAND RAPIDS shall be given 30 days’ notice of any change, cancellation, expiration or renewal of the policy.

    14. Agreement*

      Applicant hereby releases the City of East Grand Rapids, their officers, agents, and employees from all liability and waives any and all rights and claims for injury or damages arising from the use of City facilities. In addition, applicant agrees to indemnify the City, their officers, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, judgments, losses, damages, demands, and legal proceedings arising out of or resulting from the use of City facilities. I understand that all information submitted to the City of East Grand Rapids is considered public information and subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

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