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Facility Reservations/Rentals and Block Parties

The City offers residents several facilities for hosting parties, meetings, and events. Rates vary and some restrictions apply. Review the locations and policies to determine which facility best meets your needs and to learn more about reserving/renting the space.

Thornton Park
Horseshoe Lake Park
Block Parties
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building

Please note: Special events, including parades, races, and festivals, require permission from the City. Visit Special Events Guidelines for an application and details.

Thornton Park

Ice Arena Rental
The ice arena may be reserved by private groups for parties during selected times. Rates begin at $205/hour and include skate rental. For availability, call Thornton Park, 216-491-1295, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pool Parties
Select dates are available for pool parties at Thornton Park, though the pool, pool deck, or any area within the pool fence is not available for parties or reservations. Cost to reserve a table outside the pool area for two hours is $30, or reserve the Community Room for $30/hour (two hour minimum). Pool admission is $4/person (residency not required for party members). A minimum of two weeks advance notice is required. Pool parties are available for residents only. For availability and reservations, contact Brandon Bowling, 216-491-1295, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Room Rental
The Community Room at Thornton Park may be reserved by individuals or groups when not in use for Rec Department programs. Cost is $60/2 hours for Shaker residents, $80/2 hours for non-residents. For availability and reservations, contact Brandon Bowling, 216-491-1295, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horseshoe Lake Park

Book your party in the large pavilion up to one year in advance. A permit is required and dates fill quickly. Weekday reservations are available May 31-August 31. Reservations are available weekends only in September. No reservations will be taken for Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day. Pavilions may be used on a first-come, first-served basis on these holidays. Restrooms are open May 1-October 30. For information, availability, and reservations, call 216-491-1351 or learn more online.

Block Parties

A block party in Shaker is for residents of the street being blocked off (i.e., all residents on the street are invited) and their guests; it is not open to the public; and it is non-sectarian, non-partisan and non-commercial. The City does not block streets for private events. The contact person for the block party should be a resident of the street.

Submit requests for block parties two weeks in advance online or by contacting Magdalena Casal, 216-491-3204, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Block parties must be registered with the City due to safety issues concerning police and fire routes.

All Shaker block parties receive:

    • Special brush pick-up/street cleaning prior to the event
    • Delivery of barricades to block the street
    • Police car or Fire truck for youngsters to see up close
    • Mayor and Council member visits

Contact the Fire Department to obtain a tent permit, if necessary. Also, the City does not have tables or chairs to loan or rent, and the City is not able to deliver equipment (excluding barricades).

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building

Meeting space is available to Shaker residents on weekdays for meetings only. The rooms are not available for private parties or gatherings. Meeting rooms include Room 102 (capacity of 15) and Room 115 (capacity of 20). Room 114 accommodates 150 people and is ideal for larger meetings, lectures, and classes.

Call 216-491-1360 to reserve a room. Some restrictions apply.

Saturday, October 1, 2016