Aurora Parks and Recreation Department

COVID-19 UPDATE as of June 12, 2020


  •  Parks are open! Please follow these guidelines in all public areas:
    •  Do not gather in groups of more than 10 people
    •  Minimum 6’ social distancing
    •  Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
    •  Stay home if you are not feeling well
    •  Cover coughs or sneezes
    •  No shaking hands
    •  Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when near others (recommended).
  • Playgrounds, skate park, dog park, and community garden are open. Please follow guidelines at all locations. 
  • Athletic fields are open for groups less than 10 and for leagues. Additional guidelines are posted at each field.  Click Here for State Guidelines - Others may apply
  •  Shelters are open for groups of no more than 10 as long as guidelines are followed.
  •  The following cancellations/closures are in effect through July 1, 2020 according to ODH Order: 
    • All Walker Building activities
    •  Sunny Lake Park Boathouse
    •  Senior program trips
    •  Community Events
    •  Summer Community Education classes and camps
    •  Summer sports camps
  •  Access to the Walker Building remains limited to staff: call 330-562-4333 or email

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The following guidelines apply to Aurora Parks and Recreation facilities. Certain facilities may have additional rules and regulations that are specific to that area, and will be provided upon completion of the application process.

Due to Covid-19 all pavilion rentals are for parties 10 or less and will be charged a $50 security deposit upon rental.

Reservation Resources

Pavilion & Gazebo Rental Fees

Park Location Pavilion & Gazebo Location
Resident Fee
Non-Resident Fee

Sunny Lake Park
885 E. Mennonite Road
South End Pavilion (boathouse) $90 $180
North End Pavilion $80 $160
Public Fundraiser
Event Rentals*
$150 $300
Kiwanis-Moore Park Pavilion $50 $100
Gazebos (Bicentennial, Breezy Point) Wedding Photos Only $0 $0
$25 $70
Each additional hour $25 $35
* Note: Public events would be defined as any event that has an open registration or invitation to the general public.  Fee is to be paid by the event organizer. The rental fee includes 1 of the 2 main pavilions based on availability. Resident groups are defined as a group whose primary purpose and base of operations is located within the City of Aurora.
Park Rates & Fees
Boating Rental

Rental Type
Rental Time
Residents Non-Residents
Fishing Boat Rental 4 hour rental $10 $15
All day rental $15 $20
Paddle Boat Rental 1-hour rental $10 $15
2-hour rental $15 $20
All day (max 3 boats) $60 $90
Boat Launch
Free $5
Note: A family pass is considered to be immediate family, living in the same household with a maximum of 5 members. Children under 10 years of age are free. All fishing is catch and release.