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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. Noble County's largest playground is also found here! 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 room that can easily accommodate groups up to 225 people.  Chairs are available for 125 people, and we have banquet tables (5 - 6' x 2 1/2', 12 - 5' x 2 1/2') and eight card tables.  A kitchen with two electric ranges with ovens is included with a refrigerator and a disposal.  A stage area is also included to accommodate your band or DJ.  Live bands by permission only.

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

Your rental period is for the entire day. Set-up can often be arranged during the day before your event. Check with the office for availability.

Rates are as follows:

  • Less than fifty people - Residents: $75.00, plus $100.00 cash deposit.  Non-residents: $100.00, plus $100.00 cash deposit.
  • Fifty to one hundred people - Residents: $150.00, plus $150.00 cash deposit.  Non-residents: $200.00, plus $150.00 cash deposit.
  • More than one hundred people and all wedding receptions - Residents: $250.00, plus $200.00 cash deposit.  Non-residents: $300.00, plus $200.00 cash deposit.
  • Auctions - $300.00 each day plus $200.00 cash deposit.

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.