Facility Reservations/Rentals and Block Parties
The City offers residents several facilities for hosting parties, meetings, and events. Rates vary and some restrictions apply. Review the locations and policies to determine which facility best meets your needs and to learn more about reserving/renting the space.
Please note: Special events, including parades, races, and festivals, require permission from the City. Visit Special Events Guidelines for an application and details.
Ice Arena Rental
Select dates are available for pool parties at Thornton Park (residents only). You may reserve a table outside the pool area at a cost of $30 for two hours or reserve the Community Room for $40/hour (two-hour minimum). The pool, pool deck, or any area within the pool fence is not available for parties or reservations. Pool admission rates apply. A minimum of two weeks advance notice is required. For availability and reservations, please contact Thornton Park at 216-491-1295.
Community Room Rental
The Community Room at Thornton Park may be reserved by individuals or groups when not in use for Recreation Department programs. Cost is $40 per hour for Shaker residents, $50 per hour for non-residents. A two-hour minimum is required. For availability and reservations, please contact Thornton Park at 216-491-1295.
Book your party in the large pavilion up to one year in advance. A permit is required and dates fill quickly. Weekday reservations are available May 31-August 31. Reservations are available weekends only in September. No reservations will be taken for Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day. Pavilions may be used on a first-come, first-served basis on these holidays. Restrooms are open May 1-October 30. For information, availability, and reservations, call 216-491-1351 or learn more online.
A block party in Shaker is for residents of the street being blocked off (i.e., all residents on the street are invited) and their guests; it is not open to the public; and it is non-sectarian, non-partisan and non-commercial. The City does not block streets for private events. The contact person for the block party should be a resident of the street.
All Shaker block parties receive:
- Special brush pick-up/street cleaning prior to the event
- Delivery of barricades to block the street
- Police car or Fire truck for youngsters to see up close
- Mayor and Council member visits
Contact the Fire Department to obtain a tent permit, if necessary. Also, the City does not have tables or chairs to loan or rent, and the City is not able to deliver equipment (excluding barricades).
Meeting space is available to Shaker residents on weekdays for meetings only. The rooms are not available for private parties or gatherings. Meeting rooms include Room 102 (capacity of 15) and Room 115 (capacity of 20). Room 114 accommodates 150 people and is ideal for larger meetings, lectures, and classes.
Call 216-491-1360 to reserve a room. Some restrictions apply.
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