Community Center & Pavilion

The BEAR Community Center is available for group, family, and nonprofit community events. The center overlooks the ice ponds and offers a rustic interior with amenities such as:
  • Clean restrooms
  • Multipurpose room that seats up to 80
  • Picnic pavilion for an outdoor barbecue
  • River rock fireplace
  • Serving and warming kitchen
  • Pine slab serving counter

Rental Fees
The center's rental fee for private groups (e.g., families, companies, businesses)is$100 per day.The fee for nonprofit groups (e.g., scouts, church groups, service groups)is $50 per day. A separate $150 cleaning and damage deposit is required from all groups. In addition, the fee for an alcohol permit is $10. For additional reservation and fee information, please call the Evanston Recreation Center at 307-789-1770.

Shelter Reservation
If you are reserving the Community Center building, the fee to reserve the shelter is$25. Reservation fees without building rental are as follows.

People Attending Rental Fee
0-25 $30
25-75 $35
76-100 $40