Facility Rental FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I reserve a facility? A completed Facility Use Application and the appropriate fees are due in order to book your desired facility and date. Scheduled City events take precedence over non-city events.

How do I pay for my reservation? We accept cash, money order, credit cards, or checks (payable to the City of Pompano Beach).

When do I get my security deposit back? If the facility is left in good standing, you can expect to receive your deposit refund via mail within three (3) to four (4) weeks after your rental.

Do I need to book rental time for set-up and clean-up? Yes, all reservations must be booked to include the time that you will need to set-up and the time that you will need to clean-up afterwards. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department do not assume responsibility for personal property left unattended in city facilities. Rental hours are between 8am – 11pm.

Can I serve alcohol at my event? No, alcohol is not permitted in City facilities.

What kind of decorations and food articles can I have? We allow decorations that do not cause damage to the facility, i.e., holes, peeling of paint, floor damage, etc. We do not allow birdseed, confetti, glitter, glue, staples, thumbtacks, or nails.

The City of Pompano Beach prohibits the use of plastic straws and Styrofoam/expanded polystyrene food service articles. Ordinance 96.61 & 96.62

What if I need to cancel my reservation? In the event a park recreational facility rental is cancelled at least 48 hrs. prior to the event date, the Department will refund 75% of the total rental fee. No refunds of the facility rental fee will be made for those cancellations that are less than 48 hrs. from the event date.

Can I have a DJ or live band? Yes, music is allowed at indoor facilities. Insurance is required. Amplified sound must not be audible from 20 feet away or disturb other activities within the facility.

How do I know what my price will be? Pricing is based on two (2) separate criteria: The type of event (individual, non-profit, for-profit, and fundraising) and residency (resident of Pompano Beach) and non- resident). Residents must provide a current utility bill and picture ID to receive resident rates. Misrepresentations of events and residency are prohibited.

What should I expect during my event? The day of your event is all about the details and we’re here to help you know what you’ll be responsible for, and what we will take care of. Here are some general expectations and housekeeping items that we get asked often to help you understand what to expect when your event day arrives.

What we do:

  • Provide the set-up of your tables and chairs in accordance to the floor plan you submitted.
  • Provide staff on-site to meet and greet you as you arrive and to assist in answering questions and troubleshooting during your event.
  • Complete a walkthrough of the facility to show the areas you have access to.
  • Guide your clean-up and walk through the facility for inspection prior to your departure.

You should expect to:

  • Arrive at your scheduled start time. We do not allow early arrivals/set-up.
  • Maintain control of your group and ensure facility use regulations are enforced.
  • Place all trash in trashcans, wipe down tables, and remove food, decorations, other supplies, and clean-up following your event, with everyone vacated by the end of your reservation time.
  • Walk through the facility with Parks and Recreation Staff and sign off on the Rental Inspection Checklist.