Facility Rental Information

The City of Groveland offers a variety of facilities which are available for rental for your special event. 

You may reserve the pavilions or the gazebo at no charge, unless your event falls under the category of a Special event. .

Special event means any organized gathering of persons, comprised of groups or individuals, including gathering at shows, exhibitions, demonstrations, or assembly, other than the normal day-to-day or seasonal operations or concerns of licensed establishments within the city. The term "special event" shall include but is not limited to entertainment festivals, parades, fairs, festivals, carnivals, circuses, church events, athletic events, arts and crafts events, and special promotional activities for commercial establishments, such as holiday events, contests, on-location radio promotions, and shows.

In the case of special events, an application must be submitted in order to obtain a special event permit for sole use during the period of time specified on the application, not to exceed 12 hours per application. A deposit of $100.00 shall be required to insure prompt clean-up of the property on which the special event is conducted. The deposit shall be made at the time of receipt of the special event permit. If the property is not cleaned of all equipment, debris, signs and other items associated with the special event within 48 hours of the expiration of the permit, the deposit will be forfeited.

The fee for rental of the community centers is dependent upon the type of event. Please see the fee schedule below for specifics. You may submit your rental applications online, but you will be required to pay your deposit at City Hall. For more information, please contact City Hall at 352-429-2141, ext. 222.

Please refer to Resolution 2013-07-18 for the City of Groveland's policy governing usage and rental of City facilities and the City's Code of Ordinances Sec. 50-133(c)(3)a.; Sec. 50-137 regarding special events. 

Lake David Park

For your enjoyment, Lake David Park has a basketball court, volleyball court, and a skate park equipped for skate boards, BMX bikes, and Razor scooters. There is a playground for the younger ones and picnic tables for the whole family to gather.

There is also a boat ramp open for public use; we just ask that you not “power load” your boat. Help us keep the lake and boat ramp safe and usable. There are 2 docks in the park. One is located at the boat ramp, and the other is near the gazebo. The skate park, basketball courts, and pathway are lighted for your safety.

John Wesley Griffin Park

Located on the east side of town, John Wesley Griffin Park is a fine place to take the family to have a good time. With a pavilion (with picnic tables), playground, grills, and basketball courts, there is an abundance of things for the whole family to enjoy.

E.L. Puryear Building

The Puryear Building is the community center for the city and is considered to be one of the most historical and valuable buildings for our residents. Many different events take place here that help make our community a better place to live and learn. The building is often used for nonprofit groups, weddings, receptions, and parties. 
  1. Online Rental Applications
  2. Supplementary Rental Documents
  3. Deposit and Fee Schedule

Rental fee and deposit will be collected based on applicant's address. Applicant must show picture ID verifying applicant's address. Refund check will be mailed in applicant's name only.