Rentals

In 2017, the Parks and Recreation Department will offer three picnic pavilions for rental: 1 pavilion at Dodge Park, 1 at Nelson Park, on 15 Mile Road between Ryan and Dequindre and 1 at Farmstead Park, on Clinton River Road and Gainsley Drive. Please read the Rental Policy section below for additional important information.

The covered pavilion at Dodge Park holds 10 - 12 picnic tables for a seating capacity of 80 - 96 people. A barbecue grill is adjacent to the pavilion. Electricity is not available at any of our pavilions. The covered pavilion at Nelson Park holds 10 tables for a seating capacity of 80 people. The covered pavilion at Farmstead Park holds 8 tables for a seating capacity of 60 people.

If a pavilion is reserved, up to two 10'x10' tents are also allowed. The pavilion must be reserved and all fees must be paid. Tents are not allowed with solely a park permit. Therefore, this is only allowed at Dodge Park, Nelson Park or Farmstead Park.

Dogs must be on a leash no greater than 6 feet in length. We request that you leave the facilities in a clean condition. A complete list of rules and regulations will be provided upon completion of the park permit.

2017 Resident Fees

Day Fee
Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
$68
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
$91

2017 Non-Resident Fees

Day Fee
Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
$102
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
$136

Rental Policy

Sterling Heights residents will be able to make their reservations for the 2017 season beginning Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. Our residents only policy includes companies and businesses in Sterling Heights. Beginning March 6, 2017, non-residents will be able to make their reservations for the 2017 season. Reservations must be made in person at the Recreation Center located in Dodge Park. Identification and proof of residency is required when making a reservation. Refunds of up to one-half the rental rate are available, but must be requested at least seven days prior to the reservation date. 

*Please note, as part of the Recreating Recreation ballot proposal that passed on November 8, 2016, there will be construction in Dodge Park during 2017. Due to this anticipated construction, Dodge Park pavilions will not be available to rent after August 1, 2017.

Also due to the Recreating Recreation initiative, construction at Nelson Park will begin in September 2017. Therefore, after August 31, 2017, the pavilion at Nelson Park will not be available for rent for the remainder of 2017.

We appreciate your understanding as we continue to improve our park system.

Please be advised, due to Sterlingfest activities, pavilions will not be available for rent at any park from July 22 to August 4. In addition, due to our annual Treasure Hunters Market, the pavilion in Dodge Park will not be available to rent on August 12, 2017. Some additional dates may also be blocked off for various city functions.

Our pavilions are rented for the day (from dawn to dusk). Click here to view the "PARKS" section of our calendar and check availability. (Choose "PARK" under Facility Type). 

*Please note that there will be construction in and around Dodge Park during 2017. This may mean that certain areas of the park may be inaccessible for periods of time. The park may be louder, dustier and muddier than usual. There also may be construction trucks, equipment and/or materials stored near pavilion areas.

Picnic Kits

Picnic Kit

Having a family picnic, block party or birthday party? Let Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation supply you with your outdoor equipment for your special event! We rent picnic kits from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Weekend Rate/ Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Resident fee: $31/weekend (Plus a refundable security deposit of $50 (cash only) is due at the time of pick-up.)

Non-resident fee: $46/weekend (Plus a refundable security deposit of $50 (cash only) is due at the time of pick-up.)

Weekday Rate/ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

Resident fee: $11/day (Plus a refundable security deposit of $50 (cash only) is due at the time of pick-up.)

Non-resident Fee $16/day (Plus a refundable security deposit of $50 (cash only) is due at the time of pick-up.)

Picnic Kits must be reserved, picked up and dropped off at our Parks and Recreation Building located at 40620 Utica Road. 

Please call (586) 446-2700 Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for more information.  Weekend rentals must be picked up Friday by 4:30 p.m. and are due back by noon on the following Monday. Weekday rental are due back by 1 p.m. the next day.

Picnic Kit includes:

Frisbee

Tug-O-War Rope

Football

Softballs

Volleyball

Bocce Ball

Whiffle Ball & Bat

6 Burlap Sacks for Races

Basketball

Kickball

Base Set

6 Wood Egg & Spoons

Soccer Ball

Dodge Ball

Bulls Eye Washer

A security deposit of $50 (cash only) is due at the time of pick-up. The deposit is returned when the equipment is checked in. A $5 per day late fee is assessed on all overdue kits.