Pinhook Park Community Center

Pinhook Park is a beautiful and serene location for your next gathering. Whether it be a baby shower or family reunion, the newly updated Pinhook Park Community Center provides a great space for you. The park offers incredible beauty, trails, a kayak launch and a new playground for everyone to enjoy.


For rental availability and additional information, please call our Pinhook Park Community Center Manager, Hannah Teshka at 574-235-9428 or email

Rental Rates:

Hourly Rate: $60/ hour + taxes and fees (4-hour minimum is required)
9 or 10-hour Discounted Rate: $500 + taxes and fees (10-hour maximum between the hours of 10 am – 11 pm)
Security Deposit: $100. The security deposit will be refunded after the event, if there are no contract violations and the facility is left in good condition. Renter will be given access to the building 30 minutes prior to the scheduled event. If more time is required, renter must pay for the additional time.
Rentals must be done at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

All balances must be paid in full at the time of reservation with signed Terms and Conditions.

Rental hours are between 10 am – 11 pm.


Am I able to request a tour of the facility?
We would love for you to take a look at the space. To schedule a tour of the facility, please call 574-235-9428.  In the meantime, our virtual tour will help give you a better idea of what the beautifully renovated interior space has to offer! See the video above for more information.
What’s the capacity of the space?
Room dimensions are 36′ x 64′ (2,300 square feet). Maximum occupancy is 150 persons.
Is there an hourly minimum to rent?
Yes, there is a four hour minimum to rent the facility.
Can I pay with check or cash?
We do allow cash or check for rentals. If paying with cash, you must have exact change. Reservations will need to be done in person at Pinhook Community Center. Please schedule an appointment to complete your reservation.
Can we decorate?
It wouldn’t be a party with decor! We appreciate you taking care of our brand new space, however. Painter’s tape is the only approved adhesive to be used on the community center walls.  The use of confetti and/or glitter is not permitted. Ceiling decorations are also prohibited.
Can I have extra time to decorate the day before my event?
Yes, the cost is $60 an hour plus taxes and fees.
What kind of tables are available to use and can we use them outside?
Your rental includes 22 8-foot rectangular tables and 150 chairs to use. You will be responsible for their setup and returning them back before leaving your rental time. All tables, chairs, and carts must remain inside the building.
Can we have access to the AV system?
Absolutely. Please make sure to answer the questions in your customer terminal after booking.  There is no cost to use the equipment.  AV Capabilities include:  Projector and retractable screen, HDMI hookup, wireless microphones (hand-held and lapel), speaker sound system, and guest Wi-Fi access.
Can we have alcohol?
Alcohol (beer and wine only) is prohibited unless there are approved permits, a licensed bartender and security during the duration of the event. The officer must remain onsite until the renter is cleaned up and has exited the building. The renter will pay the officer the night of the event in cash per hour (prices range from $50-$60 per hour).  The permit process takes 2 weeks for approval.  Alcohol (beer and wine only) must remain inside the building.  The renter must be the person applying for the Alcohol Permits. Please contact the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9018 to set up your security officer for the event. We understand this is a lengthy process – contact us for any additional information. 
Can we have a DJ or live band?
Yes.  However, security is required. Please contact the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9018 to set up your security officer for the event.
Can we bring in our own food?
Yes! There is a brand-new kitchen prep space within the facility for you to utilize with a sink, fridge, and chest freezer.  Please note that we do not have a microwave or oven on site. There is an additional coat room that may also function as a place for food and beverage serving.
May I host a public event?
Yes, but we do require a park-use application be filled out and approved through Board of Park Commissioners first. Visit for more information.


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