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Mohegan Park Lakeside Pavilion

Amenity Information

 80 people max.Fully enclosed cottage with outside deck overlooking Spaulding Pond


The cost to rent the Lakeside Pavilion is $250 per day (Revised January 2024). The facility is available from April 15 through October 15 of any given year.

Public Works begins taking reservations the start of each new year. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis. 

The Lakeside Pavilion has a fully enclosed space with lighting, seating and tables to accommodate approximately 80 people. It also has a large deck adjacent to and overlooking beautiful Spaulding Pond. Full restroom facilities are available in a nearby building.


Typical setup of the pavilion is six (6) tables each with six (6) chairs.  There are extra chairs and tables for renters to set up according to their needs.

The permit fee is not refundable should this reservation be cancelled, unless the pavilion can be rented to another group for the same day.

Rules & Regulations

Consumption of beer and wine in moderation is permitted in the pavilion area ONLY.

Beverages are not to be dispensed in glass containers.

Due to liability concerns, no inflatable moonwalks, bounce houses, slides etc.

No pets allowed in the park.

The pavilion is open from 11:00 a.m. to sunset.

Parking is permitted in designated parking areas; in the parking lot below the concession stand or in any other paved parking lot. No parking is allowed at the pavilion. The driveway leading to the pavilion from the upper lot may be used to drop off food and other picnic needs by motor vehicle, however there is no parking is allowed on the driveway. Accessing the pavilion by motor vehicle from Park Center (area near and around the fountain) is not allowed.

No swimming allowed except in designated areas.

Music from musicians, DJs or recordings are permitted at a moderate level. Excessively loud music is prohibited.

For cooking purposes, gas grills may be brought to the site for use OUTSIDE the pavilion in the dirt area only.

Burning in the fireplace is not allowed.

You are responsible for reasonable cleanliness of the pavilion area. The city will provide trash receptacles.

All occupants must conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Those who do not abide by the rules and regulations will not be granted any future permits to use city facilities.

Neither tickets nor refreshments may be sold.

You may use the tables provided in the pavilion. Said tables are NOT TO BE REMOVED from the pavilion to be placed outside.

Posting of signs anywhere in the park is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

The use of any type of fireworks in or around the pavilion, as well as in the park, is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

The planting and/or removal of trees, shrubbery or other foliage anywhere in the park for any reason is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Available water is not to be used for recreational purposes.

The use of a staple gun to hang signs is prohibited.

Pressurized string cans, confetti, rice, or other scattering materials of ANY kind is prohibited.

Balloons, especially containing helium are strongly discouraged but if used, balloons may not be released and must be disposed of properly.

Public Works and/or Police personnel have the right to enter and inspect the pavilion at any time to enforce all rules and regulations.

Renters will be responsible for pulling the window screens down, leaving all trash bags inside the building and locking the pavilion doors.

Directions to the Lakeside Pavilion 

From Route 2 East (Exit 13A off 395 North or Exit 13B from 395 South)

Follow Route 2 East all the way to the end. The Route 2 connector will end at a major intersection. At the traffic light proceed straight through the intersection. Follow Route 169 Harland Road up the hill to the traffic light. At this intersection you will turn right onto Ox Hill Road. Take Ox Hill Road and make a right turn onto Mahan Drive and follow the first left onto John Edwards Drive.

Proceed to the top of the hill and make a left. Follow the first right and turn onto Park Center Road. The parking lot will be on the left. At the end of parking lot, chain link fence will be opened to allow access to walk down road to the pavilion