Since the curtain has finally been raised on Commons Park, the village is ready to begin publicizing how much it’ll cost to rent the facilities at the 167-acre site.
Three venues are available — the sporting center’s Banquet Room, the 3,100-square-foot outdoor banquet garden and 20 picnic pavilions that seat anywhere from 8 to 32 people.
By the end of the month, village homeowners will begin receiving in the mail a quarterly newsletter that will include rental prices. The fee schedule should also be posted on the village’s website about the same time, said Lou Recchio, parks and recreation director.
Since the park opened at the end of March, residents either had to call the park or visit the sporting center for information. Many village residents have said they didn’t even know the park had venues for rent.
The Banquet Room, which has a 200-person maximum occupancy, rents for $150 per hour for residents and nonpprofit groups and $200 for nonresidents and for-profit companies. The outdoor banquet garden goes for $100 per hour for residents and nonprofits and $150 per hour for nonresidents and for-profit companies.
The pavilions can be rented in three hour increments. The large pavilions are priced at $75 for residents and nonprofits; $150 for nonresidents and for-profits. The smaller pavilions rent for $25 for residents and non-profits and $50 for nonresidents and for-profits.
The pavilions can also be rented for such all day community events as the July 4th celebration and Octoberfest.
Recchio said the fee schedule is in line with the pricing structure in place at Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and such municipalities as Palm Beach Gardens. The money raised, Recchio said, goes into the village’s general fund or is used to help staff events.
The village said it has had 317 pavilion park rentals since the park opened at the end of March. There have been about 20 inquiries into renting the Banquet Room, which wasn’t available to rent when the park first opened because the village was waiting for furniture to arrive.
Recchio said the village is also looking at the possibility of giving people an opportunity to rent facilities online.
“We’re still working on the particulars,” Recchio said.
Commons Park, a $23 million site, among other things, features a wedding pavilion, an interactive fountain, playgrounds, and a putting course.
Facility rentals are from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-midnight, Friday and Saturday.