The City of Inverness has many great locations to host your next event. Any and all organized events such as parties, reunions, weddings must obtain an event permit from the City of Inverness prior to the event. 

For park events permits contact Sherry Bechtel, and to reserve the Valerie Theatre for an event, contact Kristi Brown. Both contacts are on the right of webpage.

Event Permit Application

Venues within Liberty Park

  • Depot Pavilion
  • Gazebo Lakeside

Venues within Wallace Brooks Park

  • Volleyball Courts


  • Valerie Theatre
  • Valerie Plaza & Fountain

Whispering Pines Park

  • Pool
  • Large Pavilion
  • Recreation Building
  • Green Shade Structure (located between the playground and Splash Pad)
  • Yellow Shade Structure (located right outside the Splash Pad)

Whispering Pines Park facilities, including the recreation building, picnic pavilion, youth camp area and swimming pool are available by reservation through the Parks and Recreation Department.

The Depot Pavilion and gazebo at Liberty Park, as well as facilities at Wallace Brooks Park may also be reserved. The City Garden is a perfect venue for small social event or wedding. To check availability, dial (352) 726-3913.

Whispering Pines Park Pavilion

Located in the Family Center of the park close to the Splash pad, the playground, ballfields and trails. The rental fee is $75  for either time slot, 9 am to 1 pm or 2 pm – 6 pm. Capacity is approximately 50 people.  Contact Park Administration at (352) 726-3913 for more information.

Whispering Pines Recreation Building

Located in the front section of the park and is air conditioned/heated for convenience.  The facility does not have a full kitchen however counter, sink and several electrical units can do the job.  Tables and chairs are part of the rental facility. The rental fee is $25 per hour.   Capacity is approximately 50 people. Contact Park Administration at (352) 726-3913 for more information.

Whispering Pines Aquatic Facility

Located in the back section of the park and boast a 25-meter Junior Olympic size pool. The rental fee is $150, pool rentals are available Saturday & Sunday from 5 pm to 7 pm. Parties over 25 people require an extra Lifeguard and is an additional $25 fee. Contact the Park Administration at (352) 726-3913 for more information.

Private Pool Rental Rules

A radio/CD player & pool noodles are available for your use. You may bring: pool toys, balls, noodles of your own.  Only Coast Guard approved life vests are allowed at the pool, no swimmies, snorkles or floats are allowed.  You may bring food, drinks and a cake for your party.  A covered area is provided for serving food.  No food or drinks (except bottled water) are allowed on the pool deck or in the pool at any time.

Liberty Park Gazebo

Located on Lake Henderson in Liberty Park across from the playground. The rental fee is $30 per hour.   Capacity is approximately 20 people.   Contact Park Administration (352) 726-3913 for more information

Depot Pavilion

Located in the Depot District beside Liberty Park.  The pavilion is available for large events and has the capacity for approximately 200 guests.  There is a flat fee of $250.  Contact Sherry Bechtel at (352) 726-2611 extension 1303 for details.

Due to the popularity of these facilities, it is recommended you call first for availability and then complete the reservation form below, to secure your request. There are fees associated with reserving the facility of your choice. The more advanced notice, the better we can serve you.

Facility Reservation Form

Requests to reserve the facilities can be done online or via paper.

If the paper method is preferred, you can mail the form to the City of Inverness. Attn: Parks Department, 212 W. Main Street Inverness, FL 34450, or email. After review of your request, staff will contact you regarding the status of your reservation and any applicable fees that may apply.

  1. Sherry Bechtel

    Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation
    Phone: (352)-726-2611 ext 1303

  2. Kristi Brown

    Programs Coordinator
    Phone: (352) 726-2611 ext 1312

  3. Hannah Spittlehouse

    Programming & Events Specialist
    Phone: (352) 726-2611 ext 1304

  4. Bobby Malke

    Programming & Events Specialist
    Phone: 352-726-2611 ext. 1601