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Riverside Park North Pavilion

Picnic Groves and Pavilions

The City of Janesville allows groups or individuals to reserve a picnic pavilion or picnic grove for family reunions, picnics, wedding receptions, etc.

Riverside Park features two covered picnic pavilions and three uncovered picnic groves. Picnic groves are a reserved area of the park provided with four picnic tables, a park grill, and trash receptacle (no shelter, drinking water, rest rooms or electricity) on a cement pad.

The fee for pavilion reservations varies with size, residency, and location. Please note, reservations are not available from October 15 to April 15 of each year. Reservations are made in person on a first-come basis beginning in January of each year.

Cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to the reservation date or the reservation fee will be forfeited. A $10 cancellation fee applies to all reservation cancellations.

North Pavilion

  • 2018 Rental Fee: $80/resident or $90/non-resident
  • Seating Capacity: 100
  • Restrooms: Building adjacent to pavilion
  • Water: No
  • Grills: 1 large grill next to pavilion
  • Amenities: Splash pad, playground, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits

South Pavilion

  • 2018 Full Pavilion Rental Fee: $125/resident or $150/non-resident
  • 2018 Half Pavilion Rental Fee: $80/resident or $100/non-resident
  • Seating Capacity: 200 (full)/100 (half)
  • Restrooms: Building across the street
  • Water: Fountain available in pavilion
  • Grills: 2 large grills next to pavilion
  • Amenities: Playground

Picnic Groves

  • 2018 Rental Fee: $30/resident or $40/non-resident
  • Amenities: The park features three (3) picnic groves. Each provides provide 4 picnic tables, trash barrel and grill – no shelter, drinking water, rest rooms or electricity.

Reservations and more information

Visit the City of Janesville Online Reservation System

 

Download the City of Janesville application (PDF)

 

View the City of Janesville Pavilion Rental FAQ

 

Beer/Wine Permit

In 2013, the Janesville City Council passed an ordinance allowing beer/wine in the following restricted areas by permit only in conjunction with a pavilion rental. These include: Riverside Park North pavilion, Riverside Park South pavilion. A beer/wine permit must be completed and accompanied with a $50 fee. This must be done at least 3 days prior to the date of your rental event.

Download the Beer/Wine Permit application

 

Hosting a wedding in a Riverside Park

  1. Visit or call the Parks & Recreation Divisions office at (608) 755-3030 to check on availability of the park.
  2. Complete the Park Wedding Permit form.
  3. Pay the wedding permit fee of $10 (no park benches) or $30, which includes 10 park benches. Additional benches are $5 each.
  4. Reserve a pavilion if applicable (and available) for the wedding reception or gathering.
  5. Approval of permit does not provide for your exclusive use of the park.