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Sunset Park

Sunset ParkOn Kendallville's west side, Sunset Park offers thirty-two acres of open space in a residential surrounding. Dieble Creek splits the park. Three youth ball diamonds and a full sized soccer field are prominent. A basketball court, neighborhood gardens and a pavilion complete the list of park facilities.



Fees for gardening space are:

  • $15.00 per lot
  • Go on sale the first week day in February

Fees for pavilions and gazebo rental are:

  • Individuals & non-profit organizations: $25.00 for residents, $40.00 for non-residents
  • Large groups and for-profit organizations: $100.00 for residents, $150.00 for non-residents

Youth Center Reception Hall Rental

There are many reasons the Youth Center may be your best reception hall choice.  Our rates are among the lowest in the area, and you have greater flexibility in planning your event.  You choose the food, beverages, decorations and set-up.  There is no additional fee for these because you do it.

The Youth Center is a 4,250 square foot facility that can easily accommodate groups of 225 people. Chairs are available and there are an assortment of five-foot and six-foot long banquet tables and card tables. A kitchen with an oven and microwave is included with a refrigerator and a disposal.

NOT PART OF THE RENTAL: stage, gymnastics equipment (including all mats) and the stairs and upstairs of the Youth Center.

The Youth Center is not air-conditioned, however wall-mounted fans are available for your use.

Rental of the Youth Center for special events open to the public will require the renter to provide the City of Kendallville, Park and Recreation Department with a Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Kendallville, Park and Recreation Department as an additional insured with a liability limit of $1,000,000.00. Other activities may require the Certificate of Liability on a case by case basis after review of the requrested activity.

Smoking and alcohol is not permitted in the building and on the property.

Your rental period is for 8:00am to 12:00am (midnight).

Rates are as follows:

  • General Rental
    • Residents - $100.00 plus $100.00 cash deposit
    • Non-Residents - $150.00 plus $150.00 cash deposit
  • Open to the Public Rental
    • $300.00 each day plus $200.00 cash deposit
    • Certificate of liability required for $1,00,000.00
  • Rental is from 8 am till midnight. No renter shall be in the building from midnight to 8 am.

Reservations: Reservations may be made at the Park office. Half of the facility rental fee must be paid to reserve the facility.  The remainder may be paid immediately before your event.  Your cash deposit will be returned following your event if all keys are returned and the building is left in the shape it was turned over, clean and with no damage.  The renter is legally responsible for all repair and cleanup costs.

Cancellations: Cancellations prior to 90 days of reservation date will be fully refunded.

The Youth Center is not air-conditioned, however, fans are available for your use.

For date availability: Contact the Park office.