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Shelter & Facility Rentals

The Florence Park and Recreation Department offers rentals ranging from outdoor shelters for family gatherings to camp sites to indoor facilities to entire game fields.  If you event is big enough, consider renting our coliseum for the evening or an entire weekend!  The coliseum is the perfect size for your event. Not too big and not too small. Perfect for concerts, sporting events, boat and RV shows, gun shows and even wedding receptions.

Please call us at (256) 760-6389 and our helpful personnel will be glad to help you coordinate your event.


Available for rent at McFarland Park, Veteran's Memorial Park and Martin Parks.  Cost is $10 per hour or $50 for a full day.  Pavilion and Shelter Rentals are taken through the McFarland Campground Office at (256) 740-8817.  The River Heritage Pavilion can be reserved for various types of parties, reunions, weddings, luncheons, and numerous other events.  Please call the Parks and Recreation Central Office at (256) 760-6416 for pricing and availability.

Room Rentals

Need to have a birthday party, shower, meeting or other event?  Contact one of our local Recreation Facilities for availability.  Cost is $20 per hour.

  • Broadway Recreation Center
    (256) 760-6418
  • Royal Ave. Recreation Center
    (256) 760-6425
  • Florence Senior Citizen Center
    (256) 760-6420
  • Handy Recreation Center
    (256) 760-6435

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Tina Kitchens

Florence Parks & Recreation Dept.
2830 Darby Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 760-6416
Fax: (256) 760-6497

Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum

Need a large space to host an event, banquet, prom, dance, trade show, etc.?  Contact the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum for fees and charges.  (256) 766-6389

Athletic Fields

Contact the Athletic Office for rental of Athletic Fields.  Our policy is currently under revision and will go into effect soon.  For more information, call (256) 760-6628.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How much does rental of your facilities cost?

Rental Prices for All Recreation Centers

A:  Rental times during the week - 5:00 pm - 10 pm.  Weekends: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Please note that rental times includes setup and take down

Handy Recreation Center - $20.00 Per Hour

Handy is used for birthday parties, wedding & baby showers.  It has enough room to be comfortable for any of these events.  Call (256) 760-6435 to book your next event.

Broadway Recreation Center - $20.00 Per Hour

Broadway is used for several different events such as birthday parties, showers, meetings & different social events.  To book your next event, call (256) 760-6418.

Royal Avenue Recreation Center - $20.00 Per Hour

Royal Ave. can be used for birthday parties, showers, family reunions, weddings & receptions.  For rental information, call (256) 760-6425

Senior Center - $20.00 Per Hour

Our Social Room is available to rent for your birthday parties, showers, family reunions & different social events.  To book the Senior Center, call (256) 760-6420

Camp Site / Campground Rental Information

The campground provides RV and tent camping with electrical and water connections, waste stations, bathhouse and laundry facilities.  McFarland Park has 60 campsites.  The campground is currently open year round.  Reservations can be made for McFarland Park beginning the first business day of each year.  Holidays such as Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day weekend require a minimum of 3 nights stay to hold a reservation.  First Come, First Serve sites are available as long as they last.  To make reservations call the McFarland Office at (256) 740-8817.  There is a $3.00 reservation fee. 


Effective April 1, 2008

RV Sites: $18 per night

Regular campsites: $15 per night

Senior citizens (62+): $15 per night

Handicapped: $15 per night - requires valid permit

Primitive Tent Camping: $10 per night


  • Check out is at noon
  • Campground speed limit is 5 MPH
  • Visiting hours are from 7am to 11pm.  Park closes at 11:00pm
  • Campfires are allowed at campsites if it is a contained portable fireplace
  • Only charcoal is to be used in the picnic grills
  • All pets must be kept on a leash.  Per City Code, you are required to clean up after pets.
  • Campers are not allowed to play, ride bicycles, skateboards, or scooters in or around the bathhouse or shelters.
  • RV or tent and up to two vehicles are allowed per site when space is available.  Other vehicles should be parked in the visitor parking area.
  • Clotheslines are not allowed.  Please use clothes racks to dry items.
  • Health Dept. regulations require proper disposal of all holding tanks
  • Fireworks, firearms and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park.

A complete list of rules and guidelines can be picked up at the McFarland Campground Office.