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Macon County Conservation District Rentals

Thank you for your interest in reserving a space at one of the Macon County Conservation District’s areas. The success of your event is very important to us and we are eager to help make it a memorable occasion.

Pavilion Rentals

Are you planning a birthday party, family reunion or company picnic?
Reserve a pavilion and make any outdoor event special! The Macon County Conservation District has outdoor pavilions available for both small and large groups which can accommodate up to 112 people.

Pavilions include tables, grills, water, and restroom facilities. Pavilions are located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, near Decatur; Friends Creek Conservation Area, north of Argenta; Fort Daniel Conservation Area, near Mt. Zion; and, Griswold Conservation Area, at Blue Mound. See maps for location information.

Online Registration - Camps, Workshops, Special Events, Pavilion Rental

Available Pavilions

Location: Rock Springs Conservation Area
Pavilion: Pavilion 1
Maximum # of People: 80 people
Rental fee: $35

Application Form
Rules & Regulations
Call 217-423-7708 for availability

Location: Rock Springs Conservation Area
Pavilion: Pavilion 2
Maximum # of People: 80 people
Rental fee: $35

Application Form
Rules & Regulations
Call 217-423-7708 for availability

Location: Friends Creek Conservation Area
Pavilion: Large Pavilion
Maximum # of People: 112 people
Rental fee: $35

Application Form
Rules & Regulations
Call 217-423-7708 for availability

Location: Friends Creek Conservation Area
Pavilion: Small Pavilion
Maximum # of People: 72 people
Rental fee: $30

Application Form
Rules & Regulations
Call 217-423-7708 for availability

Location: Griswold Conservation Area
Pavilion: Large Pavilion
Maximum # of People: 100 people
Rental fee: $35

Application Form
Rules & Regulations
Call 217-423-7708 for availability

Location: Fort Daniel Conservation Area
Pavilion: Pavilion
Maximum # of People: 70 people
Rental fee: $35

Application Form
Rules & Regulations
Call 217-423-7708 for availability

 

How to Reserve a Pavilion

    1. Start by calling the Conservation District business office at 217-423-7708 to see if the pavilion
      reservation date you would like is available.
    2. Complete the information required on the application form. The form along with payment must
      be received to confirm your reservation.
    3. If paying by check, make it payable to - MCCD

      If mailing a check
      , send it to:

      Pavilion Rentals
      Macon County Conservation District
      3939 Nearing Lane
      Decatur, IL 62521

      Or it can be dropped off at the Conservation District’s business office at 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521 (located in the lower level of the Rock Springs Nature Center) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Business office is closed on holidays.
    4. A countersigned copy will be sent to you acknowledging acceptance of the reservation. Reservation is confirmed when fee is paid.
    5. Read Pavilion Reservation Rules and Regulations

Room Rentals

The Rock Springs Nature Center offers room rentals for meetings, parties, and general group gatherings.

Rentals can include: set-up, coffee makers, audio-visual equipment, tables, chairs and use of kitchen facilities.

There are also exhibit halls, Bluestem Theater, an art gallery, and staff available to provide interesting and educational programs. (see Educator’s Guide and Prairie Islander Newsletter for program listings)

Auditorium

(pictured at right) 28’ X 50’ room, carpeted, ADA accessible, round or rectangular tables, chairs, seats up to 100 people.
Fees: $125 - 4 hrs, $175 - 5-9 hrs, $52 per extra hour
download Auditorium form

Upper Level Conference Room

20’ X 24’ room, carpeted, ADA accessible, round or rectangular tables, chairs, seats up to 20.
Fees: $65 - 4hrs, $105 - 5-9hrs, $52 per extra hour
download Upper Level Conference Room form

East Conference Room

20’ X 24’ room, carpeted, ADA accessible, round or rectangular tables, chairs, seats up to 25.
Fees: $65 - 4hrs, $105 - 5-9hrs, $52 per extra hour
download East Conference Room form

Orientation Room

20’ X 24’ room, carpeted, ADA accessible, round or rectangular tables, chairs, seats up to 20.
Fees: $65 - 4hrs, $105 - 5-9hrs, $52 per extra hour
download Orientation Room form

Multi-purpose Room

Seats 100 people.
Fees: $185 - 4hrs, $260 - 5-9hrs, $52 per extra hour
download Multi-purpose Room form

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What can you do at the Nature Center?

Visit Our Conservation Areas

Rock Springs Conservation Area
Friends Creek Conservation Area
Sand Creek Conservation Area
Griswold Conservation Area
Fort Daniel Conservation Area

 

 

The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.
Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708
mccd@maconcountyconservation.com

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