|The Folger Home is located within Veterans' Park and is available for rent throughout the year and is great for wedding showers, family reunions, meetings, and other private events. The historic home accommodates up to 48 guests with tables and chairs, has a small galley style kitchen with electric range, microwave and refrigerator, wraparound porch with rocking chairs, and fantastic Lake Erie views.
- Weekend rentals - Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays - available for all day rentals only between the hours of 9:00 am - 11:00 pm.
- Weekday rentals are Mondays through Thursdays with a 3 hour minimum rental between the hours of 9:00 am - 11:00 pm. Setup and cleanup time must be included in your charged rental time for hourly rentals.
Facility Rental Application: To request use of the facility an application must be completed and submitted to the Avon Lake Recreation Department. Applications are accepted no more than 1 year in advance of the event date. Scheduling shall be on a first-come, first-served basis and shall be done according to availability. Please be advised this is an application only, not a reservation. A Recreation staff member will contact the applicant once the application has been reviewed. A copy of the Facility Rental Application is available by clicking on the link below under Additional Files.
Rates: Please see rates listed below. Avon Lake residents must provide 2 forms of identification as proof of residency. Non-profit organizations must provide non-profit status documentation. Non-profit and business addresses will be used to determine residency.
Payments: All reservations require a refundable security deposit to secure the date. The deposit is not applied to the rental fee. The daily/hourly rental fees must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to the event date. Reservations can be made over the phone with a credit/debit card or in-person at the Recreation Department.
Access Key: A key to access the facility may be picked up by the renter at the Recreation Department located within City Hall, 150 Avon Belden Road, on the day of reservation during normal business hours from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. If the reservation is on a non-business day, the key may be picked up by the renter on the last business day prior to the reservation. The key shall be returned to the Recreation Department no later than the first business day after the reservation date. Failure to timely return the access key may result in forfeiture of the security deposit.
Parking: Parking is free and open to the public. There are 16 on-site parking spaces in front of the Folger Home. Additional parking is available at the Old Fire House Community Center located directly across the street from Veterans' Park and the RTA Commuter Parking lot located just west of Veterans' Park on the south side of Lake Road. Public parking lots are open to the public at all times and not closed off or reserved during rentals.
Cancellations: Requests for cancellation of a rental must be received in writing. Refunds will only be issued for cancellation requests received at least 30 days in advance of the rental date.
A full set of the rules and regulations are available by clicking the link below under Additional Files.