Riverside Center - Rentals


Riverside Center offers room rentals for all types of public and private events. Reservations for non-alcohol rentals at Riverside Center can now be made online. *Online reservations must be made at least 30 days prior to the day of the event. (Call 724-2520 to check availability within 30 days)

Private Rental Rates - (Non-Alcohol Event)

Please factor in your setup and tear down time when making your reservation.  

Garden Room: $40/hr

  • Approx 45' X 48'
  • up to 50 people comfortably
  • Recently remodeled
  • Ideal for baby showers, small group meetings, birthday parties, etc.

South Harvest Hall: $40/hr

  • Approx 24' X 60'
  • up to 50 people comfortably
  • Ideal for baby showers, small group meetings, birthday parties, etc.
  • Kitchen Access

North Harvest Hall: $60/hr

  • Approx 66' X 60'
  • Up to 150 people comfortably
  • Ideal for large parties, community forums, etc.
  • Large projection screen on north wall
  • Kitchen Access

Whole Harvest Hall (North and South Harvest Halls combined): $100/hr

  • Approx 60' X 90'
  • Up to 200 people comfortably
  • Ideal for wedding receptions, large birthday parties, fund raisers, community forums
  • Large projection screen on north wall
  • Kitchen Access

Non Profit Rentals

Non Profit Rentals (non-alcohol) during normal office hours at Riverside Center are FREE!  

Riverside Center normal office hours:

8am-4pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

8am-7pm (Wednesdays)

*Non profit rentals AFTER office hours are $10/hr. Reservations can be made online by selecting the $10/hr non profit rental rate. Proof of Non-Profit 501(c) documentation is required for all after hour non-profit rentals

Reservations For events with alcohol

Reservations at Riverside Center for events with alcohol must be made in person at the Parks and Recreation main office (231 E Monroe St). For complete details and rules, download the .pdf rental agreement below. Call 724-2520 to check availability.

The following rental fees for events with alcohol apply: 

  • $200 non-refundable deposit (due at the time of reservation)
  • $100/hr rental fee (3hr minimum)
  • $50 excise permit filing fee
  • $50/hr officer fee (2 officers required during rental)
  • Rental Party is responsible for hiring a licensed bartending service to serve alcohol during the rental. Bartending service must file proper excise permits for the event and provide copies to Riverside Center. 

Riverside Center - Activities

Senior Luncheon & Bingo

The Senior Luncheon is a carry in meal, with a monthly featured speaker/musician and fellowship. Participants must be at least 55 years old and a resident of Adams County. Cost is $3.00 per person, per year. The Senior Luncheon is held on the first Tuesday of each month from March through December at 11:30 am. For more info call Jean Wilder at (260)724-4452.  

Bingo is played on the 1st Tuesday of each month, March through December. Bingo begins immediately following the Senior Luncheon (usually around 1pm).
Prizes for everyone! FREE!

Paint Club

Come join the Riverside Painter's Club! Local artists of all skill level gather to mingle and work on their current painting projects. This non-instructor group meets on Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Painting space is provided at no charge. Just bring your own art supplies and your current project! Cookies and coffee are available for $2 per person. Riverside Center is located at 231 E Monroe Street, Decatur. Call 724-2520 for more information.  

Euchre Club

Play a friendly game of Euchre! Club meets every Thursday at 1:00 pm.   

There is no charge and no registration required! You do not need to bring a partner, (although the more players the better!)

American Red Cross Blood Mobile

2020 Bloodmobile dates: (11am-5pm)

February 10th

April 13th

June 8th

August 10th

October 12th 

December 7th 

The American Red Cross has Volunteer opportunities at blood drives in Decatur for Blood Donor Ambassadors at the Riverside Center and Adams Memorial Hospital. Please go to www.redcross.org/volunteer and follow the steps to apply in Volunteer Connection. Once your application is completed and submitted we will contact you to discuss these opportunities and schedule training and get you started. Please contact Pam Schroeder at 260-480-8218 or pam.schroeder@redcross.org if you need help or have questions.

Harvest Food Bank

The Fort Wayne Harvest Food Bank will distribute free food to those in need on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8:30am. Limited supply available. For more information visit the Fort Wayne Harvest Food bank's "Farm Wagon Mobile Pantry" page: https://www.communityharvest.org/get-help-farm-wagon-mobile-pantry/ 

The Decatur Flea Market & The Decatur Artisan Craft Market

The Decatur Flea Market is held on the 1st Sunday of every month, and sponsored by the Adams County Coin Club. Admission is free. Doors open at 7:00 am. To set up a booth or for more information call Carla Mattingly at (260)517-8182.

The Decatur Artisan Craft Market showcases fabric crafts, jewelry, wood & metal decor, baked goods, honey, soaps, skin care products, paintings, seasonal decor, clothing & accessories, handmade cards, and much more. The Decatur Artisan Craft Market is held every 2nd Saturday (November through April ) from 9am-1pm. To set up a booth or for more information, call Cheri Scherry at (260)223-7828. 

Jackson Street Compost Site

Located just north of Riverside Center off of Jackson Street, the compost site is open to the public 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Drop off your yard waste or pick up landscaping mulch free of charge. The city of Decatur provides assistance loading mulch with a bucket loader on Tuesdays (3pm-5pm) and Saturdays (8am-10am).

Administrative Office

The Decatur-Adams County Parks & Recreation main office is located at Riverside Center.

231 E Monroe Street, Decatur, IN 46733, US

(260) 724-2520


Open today

08:00 am – 04:00 pm

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