Facility Rentals

Community Center

Kitchen-400x300.jpgThe current Community Center was built in 2007 and opened in April of 2008. It was funded with the support of the community through a bond referendum.

The mission of the center is to provide a beautiful and well-equipped event and meeting place at affordable rates.

It is located on the main floor of the Hiawatha City Hall at 101 Emmons St. It is at the corner of Emmons St. and Center Point Rd. The Center is handicap accessible and features large, clean restrooms and a service kitchen. Get directions to the Community Center

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Guthridge Park

Guthridge Park is located at 704 Emmons Street, between 7th Ave and 10th Ave, across from the Hiawatha Elementary School. Get directions to Guthridge Park

Amenities:

  • 3 Pavilions for rental
  • Splashpad
  • 3 Lighted softball diamonds
  • 2 Lighted basketball courts
  • 2 Sand volleyball courts
  • 2 Lighted tennis courts
  • Several playground areas
  • Concession stand during baseball games
  • Outdoor learning classroom
  • .8 mile paved walking trail
  • 2 Horseshoe pits

Red Pavilion

This pavilion has a capacity of 80, with a charcoal grill and easy access to restroom facilities. Close proximity to the playground equipment and splashpad.

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Brown Pavilion

This pavilion has a capacity of 80, with two charcoal grills and a handicap ramp. Close proximity to the playround, splashpad and restrooms.

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Green Pavilion

This pavilion has a capacity of 50, with a charcoal grill and attached restroom facilities. Green pavilion rental includes use of the Learning Center/Outdoor Classroom with open bench seating - Capacity 70. Close proximity to the playground equipment and splashpad.

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Tucker Park

Tucker Park is located at 101 B Avenue. Get directions to Tucker Park.

Amenities:

  • 2 Pavilions for rental
  • Splashpad
  • Playground areas
  • .3 Mile walking trail

Blue Pavilion

This pavilion has a capacity of 65, with a charcoal grill and easy access to restroom facilities. Close proximity to the playground equipment and splashpad.

Resident Fees
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Non-Resident Fees
$45.00 | Time Slot
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Yellow Pavilion

This pavilion has a capacity of 50, with a charcoal grill and attached restroom facilities. Close proximity to the playground equipment and splashpad.

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$35.00 | Time Slot
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Fay M. Clark Memorial Park

Fay M Clark Memorial Park is located at 1200 N 18th Ave, located at the end of N 18th Ave. Get directions to Clark Park.

Amenities:

  • 1 Pavilion for rental
  • 18-Hole disc golf course
  • 1.1K paved trail
  • Playground equipment

Teal Pavilion

This pavilion has a capacity of 80, with a charcoal grill and attached restroom facilities. Close proximity to the playground equipment, walking trail and 18-hole disc golf course.

Resident Fees
$35.00 | Time Slot
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Non-Resident Fees
$45.00 | Time Slot
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Rules & Regulations:

Resident Park Pavilion Times and Fees:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Rental Fee: $35.00 per time slot or $70.00 for the entire day.

Non-Resident Park Pavilion Times and Fees:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Rental Fee: $45.00 per time slot or $90.00 for the entire day.

Large Group Rental rates apply to rentals that exceed pavilion capacity and are under 300 people in attendance. Call for rates.

Rentals with over 300 in attendance per pavilion rental are not allowed.

Hiawatha Park Pavilion Rules

In order to follow current recommendations by Linn County Public Health for preventing the spread of COVID-19, and for the health and safety of all your guests, rules and regulations for pavilion reservations have been modified.

PRIOR TO MAKING A RESERVATION, YOU MUST AGREE TO FOLLOW THESE RESTRICTIONS:

  • Individuals who are sick or recently exposed to COVID-19 should not attend this event
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions should consider not attending this event
  • Individuals should practice good hygiene including; washing hands with soap and water, using hand sanitizer especially after touching surfaces, avoid touching their face, and sneeze or cough into a tissue
  • Items and surfaces should be disinfected frequently (please use table coverings whenever possible)
  • Pre-plated or pre-packaged meals are encouraged
  • Individuals should maximize physical distance from others according to CDC guidelines: and
  • Please carry out any trash you brought in to prevent the spread of germs to other park users and staf

If COVID-19 mandates change and a scheduled reservation is affected, we will make every effort to notify the reservation holder in a timely manner.

  1. NO REFUNDS
  2. YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO CHANGE YOUR RENTAL DATE ONE TIME. NO RENTAL DATE CHANGE WILL BE ISSUED WITH LESS THAN 48 HOURS NOTICE. CALLS TO CHANGE RENTAL DATES NEED TO BE MADE DURING BUSINESS HOURS.
  3. LEAVE SHELTER AND SURROUNDING AREAS CLEAN.
  4. PICNIC TABLES ARE CHAINED TOGETHER AND CANNOT BE MOVED.
  5. CARRY OUT WHAT YOUR BROUGHT IN. TRASH FREE PARKS.
  6. PAVILIONS HAVE A 15AMP BREAKER FOR ELECTRICITY USE. THIS IS EQUIVELENT TO FOUR CROCK POTS OR TWO ROASTERS. OVER USE MAY CAUSE ELECTRICAL FUSE TO BLOW. NO STAFF ON DUTY DURING RENTAL.
  7. MOTORIZED VEHICLES ARE RESTRICTED TO ESTABLISHED ROADWAYS AND PARKING AREAS
  8. ALL PETS MUST BE ON A LEASH AND ALL DROPPINGS MUST BE IMMEDIATELY CLEANED UP AND DISPOSED OF IN A PROPER MANNER.
  9. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE USE RESTRICTIONS: NO PERSON SHALL BRING, USE, CONSUME, OR HAVE IN HIS OR HER POSSESSION, IN A CITY PARK, BEER IN A KEG OR ANY OTHER CONTAINER LARGER THAN ONE QUART. NO PERSON SHALL BRING, USE OR CONSUME BEER IN OR WITHIN ANY PLAYING AREA FIELDS, OR COURTS. ALL OTHER TYPES OF ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PROHIBITED IN CITY PARKS.
  10. HITTING GOLF BALLS AND THE USE OF ANY DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS FIREARMS, B.B GUNS, AND BOWS AND ARROWS ARE STRICLY PROHIBITED.
  11. FIRE RESTRICTED TO GRILLS.
  12. INFLATABLES SUBJECT TO APPLICATION APPROVAL BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.
  13. FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY CONTACT THE HIAWATHA POLICE DEPARTMENT (319) 393-1212

Renting Pavilions or the Community Center

Reserve pavilions or the Community Center through our online system

** In rentals that acquire the use of the entire park, renters will be subject to provide a refundable $1,000.00 damage deposit at the time of reservation. **

No refunds.

You will be allowed to change your rental date one time. No rental date change will be issued with less than 48 hours advance notice. Calls to change the rental dates need to be made during business hours.

Leave shelter and surrounding areas clean.

Picnic tables are chained together and cannot be moved.

Do not litter, please carry out any garbage that you brought in.

Pavilions have a 15amp breaker for electricity use = to 4 crock pots or 2 roasters. Over use may cause electrical fuse to blow.

For emergency purposes only contact the Hiawatha Police Department (319) 393-1212.

Hiawatha Park Rules

Motorized vehicles are restricted to established roadways and parking areas.

All pets must be on leash and all droppings must be immediately cleaned up and disposed of in a proper manner.

Hitting golf balls and the use of any dangerous instruments such as firearms, B.B. guns, and bows and arrows are prohibited.

Alcoholic beverage use restrictions: no person shall bring, use, consume, or have in his or her possession, in a city park, beer in a keg or any other container larger than one quart, except beer permit holders and suppliers or vendors authorized by the City Council. No person shall bring, use, or consume beer in or within any playing area, fields, or courts. All other types of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in city parks.

Please take any recyclables with you and dispose of properly.

Fires restricted to grills.

Inflatable’s subject to application approval by the Parks and Recreation Department. View the Application here.

Hiawatha Community Center Rules & Regulations

In order to follow current recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19, and for the health and safety of all your guests, rules and regulations for the Community Center reservations have been modified.

PRIOR TO MAKING A RESERVATION, YOU MUST AGREE TO FOLLOW THESE RESTRICTIONS.

The rules are as follows:

  • The larger the gathering, the greater the chance for transmission of COVID-19. Maximum capacity of the Hiawatha Community Center is 80 people.
  • Anyone arriving to the gathering or event should not be allowed to enter if ill.
  • Pre-plated or pre-packaged meals are encouraged;
  • Discourage and avoid hand-shaking and hugging.
  • Traditionally printed materials such as programs, bulletins, flyers, and posters should be sent electronically and not handed to guests.
  • Tables should be spaced, and seating arrangements coordinated, to maintain a distance of six feet or greater between persons. Surveillance will be enforced. A standard set up of 10 tables with 8 chairs will be set up upon arrival. No additional tables and chairs will be available at this time due to social distancing guidelines.
  • Routine clean and disinfect tables, chairs and counter tops.
  • Please provide table coverings for each table used.
  • Limit activities that would potentially violate social distancing (dances, party games, etc.).

Guest Rules Upon Entering the Community Center:

  • Wash hands often, cover your cough and sneezes, stay home when ill, and avoid touching your face.
  • Maintain at least a six-foot distance from others not within the same household.
  • The use of a mask, or facial cloth covering, is encouraged to protect those that you may come into contact with and unable to maintain a social distance of six feet or greater.
  • Wash or disinfect hands upon entering a business and after interacting with others.
  • Individuals, aged 65 or older, and those at higher risk for COVID-19 should stay home.
  • Self-isolate when ill, no matter how mild the illness.

Standard Community Center Rules and Regulations Continued:

  1. You must be 21 years of age or older to rent the Community Center. There must be a responsible adult age 21 or over in charge of the event and present at all times during the rental period for activities involving minors.
  2. The Community Center rental time for weekdays is from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm and weekends from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 11:00 p.m. It is against community center rules to enter the community center before your rental time or to stay later than your rental time. Being in the community center outside your rental time can result in loss of your damage deposit.
  3. A $50.00 cancellation fee will be withheld from all cancellations. No refund will be issued if cancellation occurs with less than 72 hours advance notice. You will be allowed to change your rental date one time if the date is available. If you have to change it more than once a $25.00 fee will be charged. After July 13th, 2020 all rentals cancelled in regards to COVID-19 will still pertain to the $50.00 cancellation fee.
  4. The lobby of City Hall is not part of the rental area. No one should be using the lobby or using the city hall doors for entrance or exit. Only the community center entrance should be used.
  5. Each group is responsible for orderly conduct and must leave the Community Center in the same order as it was before their use. Renter is responsible for sweeping, mopping, cleaning the kitchen, and taking your garbage before leaving the Community Center (see Clean Up Checklist). The Community Center belongs to the Community. You will be expected to return it in the same condition that you find it prior to your rental.
  6. Community Center Rental Agreement and Hold Harmless/Indemnification Agreement forms must be completed and rental fee paid before a reservation is considered valid. Use of the Center by any one group/person will be limited to once a month. Recurrent monthly rentals by one group/person will be restricted to Monday through Thursday. (Resolution #93-40).
  7. Any damages done to the building, including any plumbing problems arising from your use of the building, will result in loss of your deposit.
  8. The City of Hiawatha’s noise ordinance will be enforced by the police department.
  9. No Alcoholic beverages will be served in conjunction with the use of the Hiawatha Community Center unless, and until, the Renter has provided the City with proof of liability insurance with minimum limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and naming the City of Hiawatha as an additional insured under the policy. Beer and wine are the only alcoholic liquors allowed without a State of Iowa Liquor License. (Iowa Code §123.95)
  10. The Community Center may not be used for sectarian or religious worship. (Resolution #86-164)
  11. Animals are prohibited from the inside premises of the Community Center with the exception of guide dogs or Seeing Eye dogs. (Resolution #87-136)
  12. Do not take anything belonging to the Community Center. Inventory will be taken and the responsible individual will be charged for missing items. Equipment belonging to the City will not be loaned out of the building.
  13. The Community Center is NOT responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal items during your rental period.
  14. Concert rentals after 5:00 p.m. will have a City of Hiawatha Police Officer present at the expense of the renter for a rate of $65.00 per hour in cash. (Resolution #14-083)
  15. If the deposit is withheld because of the renter’s maliciousness or negligence the renter is barred from renting the Community Center again. (Resolution #02-85)
  16. No propane tanks are allowed inside the Community Center including those used for gas grills.
  17. No decorations are allowed on the Community Center walls. Decorations may be placed on tables but must leave no marks or residue when removed. Confetti, glitter and candles are not allowed. No decorations or lights may be hung from the ceiling.
  18. No driving up City Hall approach. Must load/unload from curb in front of City Hall.