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March 1st through October 31st is officially turtle season for the Vero Beach and Indian River County area. It is very important that no activity disturb turtle nests in this area. Should you want to use the beach during this time, please limit all items to those that will sit on top of the sand, rather than sink into the sand. If in doubt, please call 772-567-8000 and ask for the Indian River County Marine Turtle permit holder.
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“To be considered a City resident, you must live within the City limits. City residency can usually be confirmed by your voter registration card or the property tax bill showing that city taxes are assessed against the property where you live.”
Electric and water may not be available at all park locations. Water and drinking fountain water are available in most parks.
For electrical use at the Grand Pavilion and the large Picnic Pavilion at Riverside Park as well as public events, there is a $25 per day charge for electricity. A refundable $50 key/damage deposit is required for the key to access the electric box. You will be responsible for turning the electric off and locking the electric box at the end of your event. Key must be returned for your deposit refund.
Please note that it may take two weeks or more for the refund to be processed. There is a $20 per day charge for water for public events. Bounce Houses and Water Amusements require additional charges.
Restrooms are open dawn to dusk, generally 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For after hour use, a key may be obtained prior to the event from the Recreation Department at 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32960 with a $5 key deposit. Please note that it may take two weeks or more for this refund to be processed. You will be responsible for locking the rest rooms at the end of your event, and for returning the key for your deposit refund.
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at any City parks. There are two covered rental facilities located within Riverside Park - the Large Picnic Pavilion and the Grand Pavilion - which allow alcohol with a permit. These must be reserved in advance and an alcohol permit and deposit are required. Please note that it may take two weeks or more for the refund to be processed. See the Forms, Fees and Rules section of this website, or call 772-567-2144 for more information.
We do not rent these items. We suggest you call a local rental company for your needs.
All tents require specific approval. 10 by 10 or 12 by 12 foot “pop-up” tents or canopies with no sides are permitted provided the stakes to secure such are no longer than 10 inches and that the tents are placed at least 5 feet apart. Larger tents and tents with sides are required to adhere to Indian River County Ordinance related to fire prevention. Please call 772-226-1949 for more information. Before staking larger tents into the ground, you will be required to arrange for a “locate” for underground utilities.
We have 2 rental units. Daily rental fees apply. See the Forms Section of our website for specific pricing. Pricing includes set up and removal by Recreation Department staff only. There is an additional charge of $50 per hour for either stage, if set up or take down is during unscheduled hours (weekdays after 2:30 p.m. and weekends,) and a $75 per hour fee during holidays.
This features of this stage setup include:
This stage requires a flat surface and 22-foot wide clearance. The features of this stage setup include:
There are no animals allowed in the City parks or beaches except trained guide dogs, unless prior permission has been given and insurance has been provided to us.
Under Resolution No. 2014-07, dog owners are authorized to have leashed dogs within the following city parks under the following restrictions:
Animal Restrictions Municipal Code Chapter 54 Section 54-51
All special requests, i.e. tiki torches, trailered cookers, etc., must be specifically approved by the City Manager. Please call 772-567-2144 for more information or make your request in writing and mail it to, or drop it off, at:
2266 14th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960.
In case of an emergency during your event, please contact the Recreation Department Supervisor on Duty at 772-538-1397 or the City of Vero Beach Police Department non-emergency number at 772-978-4600.
Please call the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department at 772-567-2144, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also call the Community Center during hours 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at 772-770-6517 for more information.