Permits and Rentals

The City of Atlantic Beach has three community centers located at Bull, Donner, and Jordan Parks. These facilities are open for public use by reservation only, based on the 2007 City Ordinance 95-07-93 which sets forth conditions for use and reasonable user fees for Parks and Recreation facilities. To reserve one of these community center meeting rooms, please contact the Department of Recreation Office (904-247-5828) for availability. The usage fees, contract for facility use, special events application, as well as fees for camping and campfires are listed below.  

Set-up and clean-up after events are the renters responsibility and should be included
in reservation time of the rental contract.
 
All fees must be paid at time of reservation of community center.  
The City accepts cash, check, money order, and credit cards (Visa or MasterCard only) for rentals.

Permit for Organized/Private Events

Application & Fee for use of Recreation Outdoor Facilities on City Property 

Minimum age to apply for all applicants - 21 years old (ID REQUIRED).
Please allow 2 weeks for approval of application for organized/special event before proposed event, except for the following:

~ Reserve park pavilions, shelters, fields, and courts – $25 fee (plus tax) with Permit Application (click below) 4 hr. increments.
~ Beach event – $25 fee (plus tax) with Permit Application (click below).

~ Beach fire, charcoal or gas grill (open flame) - $25 fee (plus tax) with Permit Application (click below).
    Maximum attendance-25.
    NO open fires are allowed on the beach during sea turtle nesting season - March 1 through Oct. 31 by Florida State law.  
    Park or beach area must be cleaned-up and burned wood removed from area by 10:00 p.m. Sunday -Thursday; 11:00 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday.  See regulations here

~ Camping Dutton Island (primitive group site) with 5 campsites
        Campsite  - $25 per night (plus tax) with Permit Application.
        Camping  $125 per night (plus tax) with Permit Application to reserve all campsites

~ Block Parties are discretion of City Manager for approval, no blocking of public streets allowed in Atlantic Beach without permission from the City Manager.

~ Wheelchairs available to use @ no cost....
The City of Atlantic Beach provides Beach/Park Wheelchairs at no cost to the community to enjoy our beaches and parks.  

 Great for Senior Citizens, handicapped/disabled, or injured citizens who want to get some fresh air.  Must reserve in person, no more than seven days in advance, at the Recreation Department 716 Ocean Blvd. at Bull Memorial Park. Driver's license required; must be 21 years old minimum age to reserve. For further ...information, please call 904-247-5828.

Missing:  We are currently missing a yellow Beach Wheelchair last seen at 19th St. Please contact 904-247-5859 if you see this chair out and about.  All other chairs are blue.  Thank you.

PERMIT APPLICATION FOR PRIVATE EVENT - Click here

PERMIT/ORGANIZED PUBLIC EVENT APPLICATION - Click here

(Requires 20 business days processing period) 

Contact the Recreation office from 8 am - 4:30 pm, (excluding 12-1 pm) at 904-247-5828 for more information.
Fax number: 904-242-3437 

RENTALS

Rental of Gail Baker and Jordan Park Community Centers - room with kitchen
One-time Events (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Four Hour Minimum - $100; $25 for each additional hour (plus 7% sales tax) without alcohol

Alcohol is not allowed at the community centers.
Deposit -  $200.00 (refundable after event with restrictions)
Lost security badge/key - $20

Application Fee - $25 on refunds (see refund policy on application)

   
Rental of Adele Grage Cultural Center - community room with kitchen
One-time Events (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Monday through Thursday - $50 per hour (plus 7% sales tax) + $200 refundable deposit w/ restrictions
Friday after 5 pm, Saturday, and Sunday after Noon - $100 per hour (plus sales tax) + $200 refundable deposit w/ restrictions
For events serving alcohol (wine & beer only) an off-duty police officer is required at additional rate of $35 per hour-4 hr. minimum
Deposit -  $200.00 (refundable after event w/ restrictions)
Lost security badge/key - $20
Application Fee - $25 on refunds (see refund policy on application)

If you are a not-for-profit group, neighborhood or homeowners association, group, please contact our office for one-time and recurring rental rates.  904-247-5828.  

Deposit refund policy

* Rental and user fees and deposits are paid at time of reservation/approval.  
* Deposits are refunded after use when the facility or area is cleaned after use with no damage to the facility,
and all City policies and ordinances have been followed.
* Programmed key is returned

*Refunds usually take 10-15 business days after the event and are returned by mail with a check from the City of Atlantic Beach FOR ALL RENTALS.
 
To Rent a  Community Center:  View application here