Pavilions & Rentals

Renting a Pavilion With Washtenaw County Parks

Pavilions are for use on a rental basis only. Pavilion Applications can be downloaded or mailed upon request. Pavilions are rented on a first come first served basis, and can not be reserved without a completed application and full payment of rental fees (cash/credit).
Numerous picnic tables and grills are located around the general parks for drop-in picnicking.

Application Process

Rental availability begins at midnight October 1 for the following year. 

Independence Lake (Whitmore Lake): 
Reserve Online
Pavilion Application will be accepted starting the first business day in October at 8:30 a.m. at the park office. Applications can be submitted in-person, by mail, by email ([email protected]) and by fax.
Alcohol Permit (PDF) (beer and wine only) is available upon request for no additional charge and must be completed in advance.  Alcohol use is only permitted with a completed alcohol permit on file.

Rolling Hills (Ypsilanti): 
Reserve Online
Alcohol permits are included with your online reservation with renter's acknowledgement of alcohol use policies.

For all other rental locations:
Reserve Online

  • An email confirmation will be sent to you confirming your rental date. If your requested date has already been reserved, we will call you immediately to find an alternative shelter or date.
  • Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted in writing, and refunds will only be issued if the space is reserved by another party, minus a $10 processing fee.
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  1. Rolling Hills County Park
  2. Independence Lake County Park
  3. Other Park Locations
Pavilion Location Capacity
Fee
Location &
Features
Great Room: Indoor
*Restrooms remain available to the public at all times
**Not available for rent during winter months
Rolling Hills Park 36 (Indoor)
32 (Patio)
$225 • Air-conditioned, indoor meeting space
• Variable seating for 36 guests
• Vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace and scenic views
• In warm weather rental includes outdoor patio and grill
• Permanent restrooms
Family Unit
Unit A 
Unit B
Rolling Hills Park 8-10 $30 • Picnic grill and 1 picnic table
• 2 units available near Prairie Pavilion - a few steps from the parking lot and water park
Prairie

Rolling Hills Park 200 $250 • Group size picnic grill
• Located adjacent to large parking area
• Very near water park, horseshoe pits, mowed playfield and permanent restrooms
Sunshine


Rolling Hills Park 80 $125 • Group size picnic grill
• Located adjacent to large parking area
• Very near playground, sand volleyball court, mowed playfield and permanent restrooms
Woodlands

Rolling Hills Park 80 $125 • Located on edge of wood lot overlooking pond
• Offers the most privacy of all pavilions
• Group size picnic grill
• Only a few steps on a paved trail from parking lot

General Rules Regarding Pavilions

All Pavilions

  • All pavilions must be vacated 1 hour prior to the park closing.
  • During emergency weather conditions, the pavilions may be used as shelter for other patrons in the park.
  • There is no parking at the pavilions.
  • Vehicle entry fee is not included in pavilion rental at Independence Lake and Rolling Hills.
  • Pets are not allowed at the pavilions.
  • Parking space is not guaranteed with pavilion rental.

For further information and complete list of rules, please refer to each park's pavilion application.

Rolling Hills

  • With the exception of the Great Room at the Lodge, the pavilions at Rolling Hills do not have running water or electricity.

Independence Lake

  • All pavilions located inside Blue Heron Bay are not allowed to have outside food and beverages.