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Renting Information
  • Rentals must be made in office during business hours.
  • Must show ID upon reservation. 
  • Two hour baseball diamond use is included in price upon availability.
  • Any bounce houses, tents, etc. must be approved by the Director at least two weeks in advance with a letter in writing. 
  • Pavilions are non-refundable if less than two week prior to rental date, however a transfer is available no later than one week before scheduled date. If prior to two weeks before rental, a refund or transfer may be given upon Director's approval.
  • View the park guidelines for the rules that need to be followed while in the park.
  • Please see the Pavilion Rental Policy below for rules and regulations for rentals.
  • Reserve outdoor games for your next event! Information here

Pavilion Rental Policy

Pavilions are rented on a daily basis between May 1st and October 1st. Rentals must be made in person at the Fraser Activity Center and require payment at time of reservation. Pavilion Rentals will obey by both the Pavilion Rental Policy and Park Usage Policy.


Facilities:


Rental Fee

Location

Estimated Capacity

Willow Pavilion

$60 Residents

$75 Non-Residents

Off Park Lane, Near Tennis Courts

30

Steffens Pavilion

$60 Residents

$75 Non-Residents

Near Fraser V.F.W

30

Fort Fraser Pavilion

$85 Residents

$100 Non-Residents

By Fort Fraser Playscape

70


McKinley Park Pavilion (at McKinley Park)

$85 Residents

$100 Non-Residents

Off Grove Street, between 13 & Masonic

30


Residential/Non-Residential Fee

The permit holder’s residency dictates whether the resident or non-resident fee applies. Residents are persons with a valid ID stating residency in Fraser, Michigan. Non-Residents are persons residing in any city other than Fraser. The permit holder is responsible for being at the event and holds all the responsibility for adhering to policies.

Reservation Dates

Reservations for permits are made the first business day of April for Fraser residents, the first business day of May for non-residents.

Reservations for residents on the first business day in April begin at 8:00 am, otherwise reservations are made during business hours. In the occurrence of a line prior to 8 am, we will receive reservations in the order that people enter the building.

No reservations or “holds” will be allowed before the first business day of April for Fraser residents, first business day of May for non-residents. Fraser Recreation reserves the right to schedule community events prior to the first day of pavilion reservations.

School Requests

Fraser schools can reserve a pavilion for week days (Monday-Friday) for $10 per pavilion, per day. Reservations for schools must be made in the school’s name and have representative show valid school identification. Schools that are not located in Fraser or Fraser School District can pay either Resident rate or Non-Resident rate, depending on Residency of the Renter.

Refunds or Transfers

Refunds and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the scheduled rental date. If less than two weeks before scheduled rental, no refund is available. Transfers can be made to another rental date in the same calendar year for a pavilion of equal or less value. If transferring to a larger pavilion, the balance is due before transfer is complete. After a transfer no refund is available, however, if given two weeks notice it can be transferred again to a different date. 

Portable Structures

The Parks & Recreation Department must be notified of any portable structures to be set up on park grounds. These include but are not limited to: bounce houses, additional tables, or portable tents either personal or professional. Portable structures are only allowed when noted on the Pavilion Rental Permit. Approval of structure must be before rental date. If approved to have a portable structure, structure must be set up and taken down the day of the rental. Persons without a pavilion permit are strictly prohibited to set up any kind of portable structure.

Fee assessed

Bounce Houses

$15 for one bounce house

Tables, chairs, or tent

$15 flat fee

Softball/Kickball Diamond Rental

Pavilion permit holders can reserve a softball/kickball diamond for the day of their pavilion rental for no extra charge. Maximum reservation time is 4 hours. Reservation is made in person at the Fraser Activity Center.

Liability

Signature on the Pavilion Reservation Permit denotes agreement in our waiver policy. Permit holder understands that all activities are at his/her own risk. Permit holder releases the City of Fraser and their representatives and assigns of all liability for damages or injuries sustained by his/her group and family members while participating in activities.

Park Policy

Renters of the Pavilions must also abide by Fraser Park Policy. See “Park Usage Policy”.


Park Usage Policy

Fraser Parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk. Any persons found in the park after dusk are subject to being ticketed.


Liability

The City of Fraser makes every effort to keep Fraser Parks safe. However, use of Fraser Parks is at your own risk. If a situation or structure appears to be dangerous or unsafe, stay away and contact the Fraser Police Non-Emergency (586) 293-1425 in cases of dangerous situations, Fraser Parks and Recreation (586)296-8483 in case of unsafe equipment or structures.


Pavilion Use

Pavilions are open for use only if there are no pavilion rental permit holders present. Permit holders have exclusive rights to use the pavilion for the time and day notated on their permit.  If the pavilion is open for use, there are grills and electrical outlets at all 3 pavilions in Steffens Park.


Portable Structures

Portable Structures are only allowed in conjunction with a pavilion permit in Steffens Park through the Fraser Parks and Recreation. See “Portable Structures” under Pavilion Rental Policy.


Picnic Grills and Bonfires

Picnic fires are allowed only in the grills that are provided or in a portable grill brought by the park user. User assumes all risk with grill use. No bonfires are permitted in any park.


Beverages

Alcohol is permitted in Fraser parks to ages 21 and up. Please drink responsibly. Glass bottles of any sort are strictly prohibited in Fraser parks.


Games

Games involving thrown or propelled objects such as balls, stones, arrows, javelins, model airplanes are prohibited except in areas set apart for such forms of recreation, i.e. softball on the baseball diamonds at Steffens Park.


Softball/Kickball Diamonds

Diamonds are available for use only if there are no Diamond Permit Holders present. Permit holders have exclusive rights to use the Diamonds for the time and day notated on their permit. See “Softball/Kickball Diamond Rental” for more information.


Traffic and Parking

Steffens Park Parking is available along Steffens Park on Park Lane, Gladys, and Anita. Any and all parking signs and laws must be obeyed. Please note that the Fraser V.F.W. Hall parking lot is private property and parking in the lot is strictly prohibited. Vehicles and machinery are not allowed to be driven or parked on any park grounds. Violators of any of these offences will be ticketed and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

For parking at other parks, follow any and all parking signs present. Exceptions include Joe Blanke, Joe Boris, Harrington Trails, Meadows Lane, and James Pompo, as these are neighborhood parks and no public parking is provided.


Destruction of Property

No person shall disfigure, destroy or remove any park property including but not limited to: vegetation, dedication plaques, playscape equipment, picnic tables, benches, bathroom and bathroom equipment, port-a-potties, pavilions, or grills. Violators are subject to action from the Fraser Police Department.

Any persons witnessing destruction of property are encouraged to call the Fraser Police Department Non-Emergency number at (586)293-1425.


Sanitation

The Parks and Recreation Department along with the Department of Public Works makes every effort to keep the pavilions and park clean. Permit holders are responsible for cleaning up after their event which includes moving back any picnic tables that were moved and put trash in receptacles provided.

The Steffens Park Bathrooms are re-stocked during the week as needed. In the event that the bathrooms need to be restocked call (586)296-8483 during Business hours. Refrain from throwing trash on the floors and in the toilets in the restroom. It is best to accompany and supervise all children under the age of 12 to the restrooms.






Christina Woods
Interim Director
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34935 Hidden Pine Dr.
Fraser, MI 48026

Ph: (586) 296-8483
Fx: (586) 296-8493

Hours
Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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