Riverside Community Center

About the Community Center


On the banks of the Caloosahatchee River is Riverside Community Center is the newest community center built for the citizens and visitors of Fort Myers and Lee County.

Dedicated in 2000, Riverside boasts a waterfront ballroom able to accommodate up to 190 guests and features a full stage. What’s more, the facility offers a full catering kitchen, meeting room, wood shop, and pottery room.

Surrounding the community center is Riverside Park, featuring a playground, large covered picnic areas, nature trails, a small canoe/kayak pier, fishing pier, and a replica lighthouse. In addition, numerous native plants and various animal species can be viewed from the shoreline.


For More Information


Specific information about community events or the rental of Riverside Community Center can be obtained by contacting the Recreation division at 239-321-7530 or emailing Recreation.


Fees


Ballroom


Type Weekend or Holiday Rental
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Weekday Rental
(Monday - Thursday
4 Hours or Less
$350 $75
4 - 8 Hours
$800
$150
Each Additional Hour Over 8 Hours
$50
$25


Meeting Room


Type Weekend or Holiday Rental
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Weekday Rental
(Monday - Thursday
4 Hours or Less
$175 $100
4 - 8 Hours
$350
$175
Each Additional Hour Over 8 Hours
$50
$25

ch Additional Hour Over 8 Hours
$50
$20

Additional Fees


The amount of your refundable deposit is determined by whether or not you are serving alcohol at your event. If you are serving alcohol, your refundable deposit is $500. In addition, you will be required to hire private security to work during your event. You are also required to purchase $1,000,000 of Liability Insurance with a Host Liquor Liability Insurance Clause. If you choose not to serve alcohol at your event, your refundable deposit will be $250.

These deposits are refunded to you after your event, providing the building is left clean and undamaged. In order to reserve the date, you must pay the refundable deposit plus $53.

Rental rates do not include 6% Florida state sales tax.

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