Permits & 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-20
Fires on the beach at night are allowed from November 1 - February 28. NO open fires are allowed on the beach during sea turtle nesting season 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. (Requires 24 hours processing period) 

Great for Senior Citizens, handicapped/disabled, or injured citizens who want to get some fresh air.  Must reserve online, no more than seven days. Driver’s license required; must be 21 years old minimum age to reserve. Must stay within our city. For further information, please call 904-247-5828.

(Requires 2 business days processing period)


(Requires 20 business days processing period) 

For more information contact the Recreation office at 904-247-5828 or email

Office hours from 8 am - 5 pm, (excluding 12-1 pm) Monday through Friday.
Fax number: 904-242-3437

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.


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 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 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 $40 per hour with a 4 hour minimum. (The hourly rate of pay on the following days (dates) is $50 per hour, with a 4 hour minimum: New Years Eve, New Years Day, St. Patrick’s day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. )
Deposit - $200 (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