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Additional items, such as a speaker system (DJ or otherwise), a bounce house or anything that draws a copious amount of power, must receive Park Board approval in advance. Call the Parks Department at 260-925-2997 for information on how to obtain Park Board approval.
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A facility can be rented one year in advance on the closest business day. If the date happens to be on a weekend when the Parks Office is closed, the facility will be ready to reserve the following Monday.
Reservation hours are from 9 am to 9 pm. You may only occupy the premise during those times. Set-up and clean-up times should be within these hours.
Rieke Lodge includes:
Outside there is a pergola, a six-acre pond, and two trash receptacles. In the future, it will also include extensive trails and a fishing pier.
The City of Auburn does not allow alcohol in public parks or premises.
If you reserved Rieke Lodge for the weekend, you can pick up the key on the Friday prior to your reservation. Otherwise if your reservation falls on a weekday, you can pick up your key the day of or day before your reservation.
Smoking is prohibited in city parks, though for Rieke Lodge, we request that if you do smoke, you remain at least 8 feet from an entrance and dispose of the ends responsibly.
Decorations are allowed, however, we do ask that people do not tape, tack, pin or affix in any way anything to the walls, glass or other surfaces in Rieke Lodge.
Aside from an accredited service animal, pets are not allowed in Rieke Lodge.
Insurance may be required for additions to Rieke Lodge, such as DJ booths, sound systems or bounce houses. Otherwise, no insurance is required.
You may cancel a reservation 31 days or more prior to your reservation and receive a full refund. If you cancel your reservation within 30 days or less of your reservation, you will not receive a full refund. If you are interested in moving your date to another available slot, you are able to do that as well.
Rieke Lodge seats 80 people.
Yes. All City of Auburn Parks and Recreation Policies and City of Auburn ordinances should be followed, and patrons under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older). Additionally:
We also ask that you remove all trash. If you have questions or concerns, please call Auburn Parks and Recreation at 260-925-2997. For emergencies, dial 911.
All Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fishing laws apply to Rieke Park Pond. Additionally, Auburn Parks and Recreation has set the following rules:
Catch-and-release is encouraged. Please report any fishing violations to Indiana DNR at 1-800-TIP-IDNR.
If you have questions, please contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at 260-925-2997. For emergencies, dial 911.