Facility & Shelter Rentals

Reservations for each season will begin on the following dates:
​WB Residents have 5 business days to reserve a date before they are released to the general public. Nonresidents can reserve 5 business days after the dates stated below.

  • March 1 for May-August (indoor rentals) & May-September (outdoor rentals)
  • July 1 for September-December indoor rentals
  • November 1 for January-April (2024) indoor rentals

When the date scheduled falls on a Saturday or Sunday, reservations will begin the next regular business day.

To reserve a facility, fill out the appropriate form and return it with a copy of your driver’s license by mail, email, fax or in-person:

Recreation Activities Center
4640 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Email: info@wbparks.org
Fax: 248.738.2529

Facilities and shelters are available for rent at the following locations:
Marshbank Park







Location Facility Resident Rate Nonresident Rate Seating Options
and Capacities

Marshbank Park

Lodge $90/hour  $115/hour Theatre 60, Party 56, Business 32
Marshbank Park Maple Ridge Shelter $200/day $250/day

96, 12 Picnic Tables

Marshbank Park Oak Ridge Shelter $200/day $250/day

80, 10 Picnic Tables

Drake Sports Park







Location Facility Resident Rate Non resident Rate Seating Options
and Capacities

Drake Sports Park

Community Room $75/hour  $100/hour Theatre 70
Party 64
Business 24
Drake Sports Park Room Shelter  $200/day $250/day

120

15 Picnic Tables

Bloomer Park




Location Facility Resident Rate

Non resident Rate

Seating Options
and Capacities
Bloomer Park  Shelter $150/day  $175/day 40
5 Picnic Tables
Recreation Activities Center




Location Facility Resident Rate Non resident Rate Seating Options
and Capacities

Recreation Activities Center

Room 101 $50/hour  $75/hour Theatre 30
Party 28
Business 30
Recreation Activities Center Room 102 $75/hour  $100/hour Theatre 80
Party 56
Business 32
Keith Sports Park




Location Facility Resident Rate Nonresident Rate Seating Options
and Capacities
Keith Sports Park Shelter $150/day  $175/day 64
8 Picnic Tables
Rental Information
Rental Procedures

West Bloomfield Parks makes parks and facilities available for rent when they are not programmed with department activities. The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission established this policy (see page 13 of the Rental Brochure) to provide for greater recreational use of its facilities by offering the public an opportunity to reserve a room or shelter. Certain restrictions and/or limitations are in effect for the benefit of all. Customer service representatives will discuss your rental needs, the size of your event and any additional
plans that you have for your rental. They can help you choose which facility will best fit your needs.

Reservations for each season will begin on the following dates*:
WB Residents have 5 business days to reserve a date before they are released to the general public. Nonresidents can reserve 5 business days after the dates stated below.

  • March 1 for May-August (Indoor rentals) & May-September (Outdoor rentals)
  • July 1 for September-December indoor rentals
  • November 1 for January-April (the following year) indoor rentals

*When the date scheduled falls on a Saturday or Sunday, reservations will begin the next regular business day.

Rooms may be rented year-round, subject to our programming schedule. Reservations for outdoor shelters will begin March 1 (or the first business day following March 1) and are available for rental the Saturday before Memorial Day through the end of September. Groups of 20 or more must reserve a facility. Applications must be complete and paid for a minimum of 14 days in advance.

To reserve a facility, you must provide:

  • Completed rental agreement
  • Driver’s license
  • Full payment

Depending on the type of event, there may be additional approvals and specific insurance coverage needed, which could take several days to obtain.

You can email (info@wbparks.org), fax (248.738.2529), mail (4640 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48323) or place your completed Rental Agreement in our after-hours drop box.

Security Deposit: A $200 security deposit for damages are billed to the renters account. Upon completion of the rental and a satisfactory inspection by a WB Parks representative, the fee will be removed from my WB Parks account.

 

Rental Polices

Shelter Rentals
Shelter rentals are available between the hours of 9 am and 8 pm, the Saturday before Memorial Day through the end of August. September rentals are available from 9 am to 7 pm. In order to ensure good customer service and that your rental area is prepared, please be accurate with your rental time requests. Your rental permit assures your use of the shelter. Rentals have exclusive use of shelter only; other park amenities are open to the public as well as renters. Picnic tables are assigned to shelters by group size of eight (8) per table. Please remember additional tables cannot be provided for groups who exceed the recommended shelter capacity. Relocation of picnic tables from one area to another is not permitted as picnic tables are bolted to the ground.

Room Rentals
Rooms are available between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm, year-round. There is a 2-hour rental minimum Monday-Friday and a 3-hour rental minimum on Saturday and Sunday. Your set up and clean up time needs to be included in your total rental period. You will not be able to access your rental prior to your scheduled rental time.

 

Rental Refunds

Refunds
Full notice of a cancellation must be received at least 30 days prior to the rental date. All fees and charges for the rental of rooms, shelters, facilities and park areas are refundable minus a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted with less than 30 days remaining prior to the rental date. If a rental must be cancelled due to inclement weather or a medical issue, YOU MUST NOTIFY WB PARKS IMMEDIATELY, and we will make every attempt to reschedule the rental date during the current calendar season. Notification must be BEFORE your scheduled rental.

FAQ
  1. IS THERE ACCESS TO WATER AT ANY PARK?
    None of our parks have a beach or foot entry to water. Marshbank Park has a fishing pier and canoe/kayak launch on Cass Lake. Bloomer Park has a boat launch on Middle Straights Lake.
  2. HOW MANY CHARCOAL GRILLS ARE AT THE PARKS? See pg 14, #17 of the Rental Brochure for more information.
    Bloomer Shelter: 1 small, 1 ½ x 1 ½ foot
    Drake Sports Park Shelter: 2 small, 1 ½ x 1 ½ foot
    Marshbank Mapleridge Shelter: 2 small, 1 ½ x 1 ½ foot
    Marshbank Oakridge Shelter: 1 large, 3 x 3 foot
    Marshbank Lodge: 1 large, 3 x 3 foot
    Keith Sports Park Shelter: none
  3. CAN I BRING A TENT, TABLES AND/OR CHAIRS TO PROVIDE MORE SEATING?
    If you rent a shelter, you may bring a non-commercial tent, no larger than 10×10 ft but it must be disclosed at
    time of permit application. One food or gift table may be brought by renter. No additional chairs may be brought in. All shelter maximums are set to accommodate the number of people and the number of vehicles in adjacent parking lots at each park.
  4. CAN I DRIVE UP TO THE SHELTER TO LOAD OR UNLOAD?
    We do not allow any vehicle to drive off the roads or parking lots, therefore, renters will not be allowed to drive to a shelter area or on any other grassy area.
  5. WHAT IS CONSIDERED “DAMAGE” WHEN I RENT A FACILITY OR WHAT WOULD YOU HOLD MY SECURITY
    DEPOSIT FOR?
    All rooms and shelters are expected to be left the way they are presented to you (except for any amount of garbage, which will be disposed of by our staff). When you rent, a $200 fee is billed to your household account and will remain there until there is a satisfactory inspection by WB Parks staff. If stipulations covered in the General Rules and Responsibilities (listed on the application) are not met; if anything becomes broken, missing or requires more than a considerable amount of clean up by our staff, it will result in you having to pay an amount that is sufficient to cover damages, which may be any portion of the billed fee or more.
WB Parks Commission Park Rules
  • Parks are open 8:00 am to sunset unless otherwise posted.
  • Parks and facilities are smoke free. Smoking is not permitted within park boundaries.
  • Motorized vehicles are permitted in the parking areas and roadways only. Motorized vehicles are not permitted to remain in the park after sunset. Off-road vehicles are prohibited.
  • Pets must be on a maximum of a 6-foot leash and under control of the owner. Owners are required to clean up after their pet.
  • Do not remove, disturb, injure or kill any animal, bird, tree, plant, flower or natural element.
  • Groups of 20 or more require a permit.
  • Litter must be placed in receptacles.
  • The following are prohibited: commercial activities, loud music, firecrackers and fireworks, hunting, weapons, ground fires, horses, feeding of wildlife, loitering, golf activities, model aircraft, rockets, and drones.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • It is unlawful for any person to carry or have in their possession a firearm, unless that individual possesses a valid license or is not required to possess a license under state or federal law.
Rental Philosophy & Classifications

Rental Philosophy
All West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s Facilities and Parks are covered by this policy. Facility or shelter rental is available to residents, township businesses or organizations, and non-residents on a first come, first serve basis.
Outdoor shelters are available for rental the Saturday before Memorial Day through the end of September only.
At the discretion of the Director of West Bloomfield Parks or the Commission, the rental fee may be reduced or waived
for special circumstances. Requests to have a rental fee waved or reduced, must be made in writing no less than 60 days
prior to the requested date. West Bloomfield Parks reserves the right to alter its fees as it deems necessary.
West Bloomfield Parks reserves the right to place upon the renter restrictions other than those stated in the policy so as
to protect its property and the safety of the public.
West Bloomfield Parks’ programming takes first priority on scheduling activities and maintenance needs at its facilities.
Rental of facilities is based on availability and on a first come, first serve basis after West Bloomfield Parks’ seasonal
schedule has been established.

Renter Classifications
Classification I
West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s facilities will be available for use, free of charge, to all programs
offered by West Bloomfield Parks. The Charter Township of West Bloomfield will not be charged for room usage during
normal business hours.

Classification II
Defined as a non-profit organization, whose primary purpose of providing and delivering recreational opportunities or social
benefits, to the community. A non-profit or not for profit organization is defined as an organization that can document
its 501C3 status and demonstrate that the residents of West Bloomfield Township are directly served by its existence.
Such groups could include, but are not limited to, the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, Lakeland Athletic
Association, Lakes Area Soccer Association, NFWB Baseball/Softball, West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, optimist clubs,
public schools, rotary clubs, scout groups, religious institutions, homeowners associations that are listed on West Bloomfield
Township’s approved list. This discount is only available for Rooms 101 or 102 at the Recreation Activities Center.
Scheduled after Classification I requests are completed, reduced rate of 50% for room or shelter use only. Discount only
available Monday-Thursday. Full rental fees apply on Fridays, weekends and holidays. Note: shelters are only reservable
from the Saturday before Memorial Day through the end of September.
Classification III
Any organization, club, individual, business or group which does not fall within the definitions of Classification I or II.
Scheduled after Classification I and II requests are completed (availability based on first come, first serve). Full rental
fees apply

General Rules & Responsibilities

1. Renter must be at least 21 years of age to rent. Renter must be present the entire duration of the event. If the event includes
youth under the age of 18, there must be a ratio of 1 adult to every 10 youth. A Driver’s License is required for each rental permit application.
2. Residents are not permitted to reserve or rent facilities for non-residents.
3. All fees and charges for the rental of rooms, shelters, facilities and park areas are refundable minus a $20 administrative fee,
if full notice of cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to the rental date. Refunds will not be granted with less than
30 days remaining prior to the rental date. If a rental must be cancelled due to the weather, a refund will not be issued. West
Bloomfield Parks will make every attempt to reschedule the rental date during the calendar season.
4. Transfers will be granted based on availability and will incur a $20 administrative fee.
5. Renter must provide all completed forms, required fees and security deposits at the time of reservation. If deemed necessary
renter must provide the requested documentation including a signed waiver of liability or certificate of insurance.
6. Renter will be charged for damages and improper clean- up of the facility. If materials, trash, litter, and debris are not disposed of properly by the end of your rental, you will forfeit the entire security deposit. Facility personnel will inspect the
site at the end of your rental period. Renter also assumes full responsibility for clean-up costs and damages incurred to rented West Bloomfield Parks’ property beyond the extent of the security deposit.
7. The consumption of alcoholic beverages at West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission parks and facilities are prohibited
by Township ordinance. West Bloomfield Parks’ facilities are non-smoking.
8. Any decorations beyond tablecloths and centerpieces must be approved by West Bloomfield Parks for the safety of participants,
and to properly maintain the facility. No items are to be attached to the walls or ceilings.
9. Renter may not sell any items, food or refreshments, or services to participants, unless prior approval (more than 14 days) by
the West Bloomfield Parks’ Executive Director or designee.
10. Any person in attendance who behaves in an inappropriate or illegal manner will be asked to leave the premises. All requests
and directives by a West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission staff person must be followed. All applicable Township
laws, Township ordinances and Park rules will be obeyed.
11. For the duration of the rental period, Renter must assume the responsibility to have adequate safety measures in place to
protect the safety of those in attendance, such as, access to a telephone for 911 services and first aid materials.
12. Materials/equipment will not be used in a manner that could cause bodily injury or property damage.
13. Rental of a West Bloomfield Parks facility does not imply co-sponsorship by the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation
Commission. Please do not include West Bloomfield Parks’ telephone number as a contact for your event.
14. Facilities must be used for their stated purpose, unless prior approval (more than 14 days) by the West Bloomfield Parks’
Executive Director or designee. Requests may be denied for competing or conflicting uses.
15. DJs, live bands, caterers, portable pop up 10×10 tents, ice cream cart, food trucks, game trucks, interactive games (such as hamster balls, sumo suits, bubble soccer) and any other outside forms of entertainment are permitted but must have approval from West Bloomfield Parks at the time of the permit application. The appropriate insurance forms must be provided for food trucks, games trucks and interactive games.
16. Vehicles are not allowed to drive off roads nor parking lots. Equipment and supplies must be carried in or moved by hand cart or wagon only. Vender services are limited to those affiliated with the rental only.
17. The Township noise ordinance must be adhered to before, during and after the event.
18. The following are NOT PERMITTED at any facility: water balloons, smoke bombs, confetti, silly string, petting zoos, rides,
amusements, inflatable games, dunk tanks, generators, hot or cold air balloons and ice cream trucks.
19. Gas or charcoal grills (must have drip plates) are permitted but must be disclosed with West Bloomfield Parks at the time of
the permit application. Any fire source be it propane or charcoal must be contained in approved containers and kept 10 feet from structures. Open fires, wood fires, outdoor fryers and boilers are not permitted no matter how contained.
20. Bouncers are only permitted at Bloomer Park and must be rented through Oakland County Parks.

Lily Pad Springs Private Rentals

This is a service for residents or businesses of West Bloomfield only.

  • Reservations begin (to be accepted) April 26 at 8am
  • Rentals are available between June 12 and August 13
  • Includes one hour splash pad (from 6:30-7:30 pm) and two hour tent (from 6:30-8:30 pm)
  • Up to 100 people
  • Fee $550
  • Limited availability

Lily Pad Springs Private Parties are sold out for 2023.

Athletic Field Rentals

Rentals Available from April 15 – October 31

To reserve an athletic field, please email Mike Thelen, Parks Manager, at mthelen@wbparks.org.

Field Use Policy

Field Use Permit Application

 

Baseball/Softball/Cricket
Location Details

Single Game Rate

(Per Field)

League/Tournament Game Rate (Per Field) Additional or Practice Time Rate (Per Field)

Lights

(Per Field)

Drake Sports Park 3 Fields (60’, 65’, 70’, 80’ Bases) Restroom Facility $80 $70 $25/Hour

$35

(Games Only)

Keith Sports Park 3 Fields (60’, 65’, 70’, 80’ Bases) Restroom Facility $80 $70 $25/Hour No Lights Available
Marshbank Park 2 Fields (60’,65’, 70’ Bases) Restroom Facility $80 $70 $25/Hour No Lights Available
Sylvan Manor Park

1 Field (60’, 70’ Bases)

Port-a-John Available

$80 $70 $25/Hour No Lights Available

 

Game Rates Include: 2 hours of field use per field. Additional hours may be added at $25/Hour. Field groomed and lined by West Bloomfield Parks Staff. Bases and mounds provided and set at requested distances.

Practice Rate Includes: 1 hour of field use per field. No field preparations are done by West Bloomfield Park’s staff. Bases may be available but not guaranteed. Renters are not allowed to groom fields.

Soccer
Location Details Game Rate Practice Rate
Drake Sports Park 3 Fields Available, Restroom Facility $120 Per Game $25 Per Hour
Keith Sports Park 1 Field Available, Restroom Facility $120 Per Game $25 Per Hour
Marshbank Park 1 Field Available, Restroom Facility $120 Per Game $25 Per Hour

 

Game Rate Includes: 2 hours of field use time. Field will be mowed and painted as close to scheduled game as possible. Goals provided.

Practice Rate Includes: 1 hour of field use time. Does not include any field painting, goals, or mowing guarantee.

Volleyball

There are 2 sand volleyball courts available at Marshbank Park. The rental rate is $25 per court per 2 hour time period.

Tennis/Pickleball Courts

Courts are located at Drake Sports Park and Keith Sports Park, but they are not available for individual rental.