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The plazas at Riverfront Commemorative Park are Corvallis' premier venue for outdoor fairs, exhibitions, and events that are open to the public.
Each of the three plazas (Helen M. Berg, Howland, and Monroe) are situated to take advantage of the park's perfect combination of natural beauty, fun, and easy access to the shops, restaurants, craft breweries, and theaters of downtown Corvallis. Designed to showcase the river's beauty, your guests will enjoy the Park's beautiful art, interpretive monuments, and educational signs, plus those great river views. As a community gathering space, all Park spaces must be kept open to the public, so the Plazas are best suited for events that will be open to everyone. The Riverfront Commemorative Park Plazas are available to rent year-round.

About the Plazas in Riverfront Commemorative Park

Helen M. Berg Plaza

Capacity: 300 on the grassy area north of the plaza (access to the paved areas of the plaza or the plaza's fountain cannot be blocked off from the public.)

Location: on 1st Street at the end of Jackson Avenue
Helen M. Berg Plaza Features:
  • Artistic and interactive public fountain nearby (fountain is generally on April 1 - October 31)
  • A beautiful, life-size sculpture, The River of Life
  • Potable water via drinking fountains in the park
  • Handicap-accessible public restrooms located at either end of the park (open April 1 - October 31); with the option to add privately rented portable restrooms (siting must be approved by Parks staff)
  • Decorative automatic lights that come on at dusk
  • Renter-provided tables and chairs allowed (cannot block access to the fountain or paved areas)
  • Renter-provided electricity generators and catering allowed
  • Limited public parking (carpooling and other alternative modes of transportation recommended)
  • Option to allow alcohol service & consumption, the selling of products and services, and/or amplified sound (permits required)
Howland Plaza
Capacity: 150 on the grassy area north of the plaza (access to the paved areas of the plaza cannot be blocked off from the public.)
Location: on 1st Street at the end of Madison Avenue
Howland Plaza Features:
  • A beautiful, 9' basalt and granite sculpture, The Heart of the Valley
  • Wall-like concrete and wood benches
  • Potable water via drinking fountains in the park
  • Handicap-accessible public restrooms located at either end of the park (open April 1 - October 31); with the option to add privately rented portable restrooms (siting must be approved by Parks staff)
  • Decorative automatic lights that come on at dusk
  • Renter-provided tables and chairs allowed (cannot block access to the fountain or paved areas)
  • Renter-provided electricity generators and catering allowed
  • Limited public parking (carpooling and other alternative modes of transportation recommended)
  • Option to allow alcohol service & consumption, the selling of products and services, and/or amplified sound (permits required)
Monroe Plaza
Capacity: 150 on the grassy area north of the plaza (access to the plaza's paved areas, picnic tables, benches, or river outlook area cannot be blocked off from the public.)
Location: on 1st Street at the end of Monroe Avenue

Monroe Plaza Features:
  • A beautiful sculpture, River Otters
  • Stationary picnic tables, benches, and a river outlook area
  • Potable water via a drinking fountains in the plaza
  • Handicap-accessible public restrooms located at either end of the park (open April 1 - October 31); with the option to add privately rented portable restrooms (siting must be approved by Parks staff)
  • Decorative automatic lights that come on at dusk
  • Renter-provided tables and chairs allowed (cannot block access to the drinking fountain or paved areas)
  • Renter-provided electricity generators and catering allowed
  • Limited public parking (carpooling and other alternative modes of transportation recommended)
  • Option to allow alcohol service & consumption, the selling of products and services, and/or amplified sound (permits required)
Rental Times & Rates
Each Riverfront Commemorative Park Plaza is rented by the day (8 am - 10 pm). Your reservation time must include time to set up and tear down your event. Rates are:
  • Helen M. Berg Plaza:
    • Mondays - Thursdays: $300 per day ($270 per day for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
    • Fridays - Sundays and Holidays: $400 per day ($380 per day for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
  • Howland Plaza:
    • Mondays - Thursdays: $110 per day ($100 per day for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
    • Fridays - Sundays and Holidays: $150 per day ($135 per day for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
  • Monroe Plaza:
    • Mondays - Thursdays: $110 per day ($100 per day for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
    • Fridays - Sundays and Holidays: $150 per day ($135 per day for IRS-certified tax-exempt organizations)
All fees are subject to change without notice. Additional fees/requirements may apply, especially for activities or events outside of a standard group gathering. Our staff can help you determine if these fees apply to your event.
Optional Special Use Permits
  • Alcohol (alcohol service and consumption allowed until 10 pm with permit): $12 [permit must be requested at least 30 days prior to the event, and can only be issued to someone age 21 and over (ID required)]. You will be given a copy of the City's codes regarding alcohol in public places and must agree to abide by them.
  • Concessions (required for events involving an admission fee or the sale of products/services): $120
  • Sound (amplified): $5. You will be given a copy of the City's codes regarding amplified sound in public places and must agree to abide by them.
  • Site plan review by Parks Division staff (if needed): $50 minimum

Ready to make your reservation?
Call the Parks & Recreation Avery Office at (541) 766-6918.

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Last updated: 1/15/2016 3:13:14 PM