Park Rentals

Park Reservation Information

Park Hours: 5:00 am – midnight

Available To: Individuals, Civic Groups, Churches, School System, Government Agencies, Businesses

Park Event Rental Rules:

  • Tents only upon approval
  • No inflatables
  • No glass containers
  • All dogs required to be on a leash and cleaned up after
  • Music – Must abide by city music ordinance

Rental Fees:

  • Zone 1 Pavilion for a Half Day (<4 hours): $750  | Full Day (>4 hours): $1,500
  • Zone 2 Green & Stage for Half Day (<4 hours): $1,250  |  Full Day (>4hours): $2,500
  • Zone 3  Parallel to Douglas Street for Half Day (<4 hours): $500  |  Full Day (>4hours): $1,000

A deposit of half the rental fee is due to secure all rentals. Final payment is due no later than two weeks prior to event.

Special Event Liability Insurance Coverage is required for all events.

Security: Off Duty Officer(s) required for events deemed necessary by Whirligig Park staff. Wilson Police Department can be reached at 252-399-2323

  • 0 – 99 people = 1 officer
  • 100 – 199 people = 2 officers

Alcohol is permitted, but additional permits and fees are required. ABC Permit: Application for Limited Special Occasion Permit Request in writing with appropriate fee must be submitted no less than 14 days prior to event.

Events at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your date will be tentatively held once the whirligig park staff has received the below application. Upon review staff will be in contact to go over park availability and general questions you may have in regards to payment, process, and permits.

Download Your Event Rental Application Here and submit via email to or drop off in person at the Park Museum. If you have any questions, please contact Whirligig Park events manager, Wendy Moore, at 252-360-4150.