Rentals & Reservations
Athletic Fields, Picnic Shelters & Open Spaces
All private events ( i.e. birthday parties, family cookouts, weddings, military receptions, and invitation-only social gatherings) are permitted through the Lakewood Athletic Office. All public events, either free or ticketed, (i.e. festivals, community gatherings, large-scale neighborhood reunions, etc.) are permitted through SevenVenues.
Norfolk offers a number of athletic fields for rental. All rentals of fields are coordinated through the Lakewood Athletic Office. Fields are unavailable for rental during the off-season, November 30 through February 28. Please contact the office and staff will assist you in selecting the most appropriate field for your event.
Athletic Field Rental Fees
|Small Field||$50 per day||$75 per day|
|Large Field||$75 per day||$105 per day|
|Field Lights||$40 per night||$40 per night|
In addition to parks, Norfolk also permits the rental of other open spaces throughout the city. See a complete listing of rental options (PDF).
Open Space Rental Fees
|Under 200 Attendees||$50 per day||$100 per day|
|Over 200 Attendees||$100 per day or $100 per day per picnic shelter||$200 per day or $200 per day per picnic shelter|
|Barraud Park Amphitheatre without electricity (Does not include shelter or open space rental)||$100 per day without electricity||$200 per day without electricity|
|Barraud Park Amphitheatre with electricity (Does not include shelter or open space rental)||$125 per day with electricity||$250 per day with electricity|
Several Norfolk recreation facilities have been made available for rental. Each recreation center processes their own rentals. Contact your recreation center of choice for availability and rental options. The rental of a recreation center does not include adjacent fields and open spaces. For rental of these spaces, please see the fields and open space rental fee information.
Recreation Center Rental Fees
|Small Conference Room||$25 per hour||$40 per hour|
|Large Conference Room||$50 per hour||$75 per hour|
|Multi-purpose Room||$50 per hour||$75 per hour|
|Gym||$75 per hour||$115 per hour|
There are five major parks in the City of Norfolk:
In these parks, picnic shelters can be rented out by residents and non-residents. Picnic shelters at Norfolk beach parks are offered on a first-come, first served basis. Shoop Park picnic shelter is offered on a first-come, first served basis. The use of generators is permitted at all picnic shelters. No power is provided.
Rentals are available April 1 through October 31. November 1 through March 31 is the off-season. Shelters can be rented in the off-season; however, park restrooms are closed. Please note that Lakewood can only be rented from 2 to 7 p.m. during the months of September and October. Reservations can be made no earlier than January 1 of the same year.
Shelter Rental Fees
|Half-Day - Large Shelter (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 7 p.m.)||$100||$200|
|Full Day - Large Shelter (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)||$125||$250|
|Change of date fee (non-refundable)||$15||$15|
An application fee ($25 residents, $50 non-residents) is included in the rates listed above.
The applicant must provide a completed Facility Use Application (PDF) and additional forms and full payment. Fees are non-refundable. Reservations must be made at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. Accepted forms of payment include Visa or MasterCard, checks or money orders made out to Norfolk City Treasurer.
In the event that the City must cancel a rental due to unforeseen circumstances (closure of the facility, severe weather, etc.) every effort will be made to make other accommodations for the lessee within that rental season. Please note that in the event of inclement weather (heavy wind, rain, or storms) refunds will not be issued for picnic shelters.
Wedding ceremonies are permitted on the sand at Norfolk's three beach park properties (Community Beach, Ocean View, Sarah Constant). To obtain a permit for a beach wedding ceremony, please email Beach Weddings with your preferred date, location and number of guests. Our team will contact return your information with additional information.