Rent the Nature Center
Do you have an intimate party or special event for up to 80 people coming up? Bring your meeting, wedding, birthday party or banquet to the Nature Center. Contact Mary Denunzio at 216-321-5935 ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org for rental rates and more information.
The Nature Center houses classrooms, a meeting room, exhibit areas, a kitchen, restrooms, and gift shop. Rentals can start as early as 8 am by special arrangement, but must finish by midnight.
Programs led by Nature Center naturalists are available for a fee by previous arrangement. A microphone, chalkboard and easel are readily available. A slide projector, television, VCR, DVD player, LCD projector and sound system can also be reserved for a fee.
Our Friends Pavilion is available on a first-come basis, except when reserved. Portions of our trails can also be reserved for photographic sessions, picnics or special events.
The carpeted, wood-paneled meeting room has large windows overlooking the forested valleys and trails of the Nature Center. Special features include a gas fireplace, a 3.5' x 10' buffet table and access to a small kitchen complete with stove, microwave and refrigerator. For your convenience, the room has a simple sound system, projector screen, LCD projector, slide projector, television, DVD player and VCR available for a nominal fee.
Public Use: Three-hour minimum rental (which includes set-up and clean-up time); security deposit required.
Non-Profit Groups: Three hour minimum (including set-up and clean-up time); security deposit required.
Size: 30' x 40'
Seats: up to 80 with tables; up to 100 for auditorium-style seating
Elevator access is available.
The Activity Room
The tile-floored Activity Room includes a sink and chalkboard.
Large windows lining the room overlook the Stearns Trail
and bird feeding areas. The room provides direct access to the outdoors.
Perfect for birthday parties for older children.
Public Use: Three-hour minimum rental (which includes set-up and clean-up time); security deposit required
Non-Profit Groups: Three-hour minimum rental (including set-up and clean-up time); security deposit required
Size: 21' x 38'
The Activity Room is easily accessible to all people. You may rent the Meeting Room and Activity Room together
for a reduced fee.
The Friends Pavilion
The Pavilion is an open-sided covered area. Clear roll-down sides can be lowered during inclement weather. The Pavilion has electrical outlets and lighting and is furnished with four wooden picnic tables with attached benches on both sides. No setup, storage, other furniture or equipment will be furnished by the Nature Center.
Fees: Generally, the Friends Pavilion is available for free on
a first-come basis to all. However, the Pavilion is also available
Size: 24' x 48'
A portion of the Stearns or All People's Trails may be
roped off for the exclusive use of a group. Possible locations available
for rental include wooden decks with limited seating, a lattice-covered
gazebo, and wooded and open settings. Restrooms are available during
Nature Center building hours.
Other Rental Information:
Parking: The Nature Center parking lot holds up to 40 cars. Carpooling is encouraged. The lot has marked handicapped spaces and lighting at night
Assistance: A staff member will be available to answer your questions or help with problems from the time of your arrival until your departure. We will do everything possible to make your visit a special and pleasant experience.
Special Programs: Programs led by Nature Center naturalists are available for a fee by pre-arrangement. A microphone, chalkboard, and easel are readily available. A slide projector, LCD projector, television, DVD player, VCR and sound system can also be reserved for a fee.