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Alcohol is allowed in the rooms in which food and drink are allowed provided a special one-time use permit is obtained through the Selectmen’s Office. The renter is responsible for securing this permit ahead of time.
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The following spaces are available to rent:
Access into the building for all spaces is through the rear door near the parking lot.
Spaces at the Caryl Community Center can accommodate a wide range of activities including:
The fee for renting a space for a one-time non-profit use arrangement is $25 per hour for Dover residents and $50 per hour for non-residents.
The fee for renting a space on a continuing non-profit use basis (i.e. regularly scheduled, recurring use, e.g. 1-2 times per week for 2 or more months) is $10 per hour for Dover residents and $20 per hour for non-residents.
For all other users, arrangements may be set up through a special agreement with Dover Parks and Recreation.
To rent a space for a non-profit event, please contact Dover Parks and Recreation at 508-785-0476 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss availability. Then fill out the rental form below, indicating the room you would like to rent, for which dates you will need it, and any equipment you will need.
Caryl Community Center Rental Form
Upon completion of the booking, you will be given further information regarding any equipment you requested.
Events may be held at almost any day and time at the Caryl Community Center. Normal operating hours are Monday-Thursday from 7am-10pm and Fridays from 7am-6pm.
If you are renting a space during a time frame outside of normal operating hours (e.g., weekends, holidays or outside of normal operating hours during the week) a key can be obtained and signed out at the Dover Police Department at the time of your rental.
As a renter you are responsible for any damage to the Caryl Community Center, its equipment, or furniture. You are also responsible for setting up tables, chairs, etc. needed for your use. At the end of your event you will be required to thoroughly clean the area and put all tables and chairs back into storage as you found them.
A fee will be charged if clean-up is not properly performed.
If you have signed out keys, you must turn off the lights, lock and secure the building, and return the keys to the Dover Police Department.
Additionally, children under the age of 14 must be supervised at all times.
Tables and chairs are available for use in the rooms. If requested during booking, the table and chairs will be left in the room to be rented.
Set up and breakdown is the responsibility of the renter. Kitchen facilities include a stove, microwave, and a commercial washing station
Table cloths and flowers are allowed in the rented rooms, but nothing may be hung on or attached to the walls or ceiling. Helium balloon filling tanks are not allowed inside the building by order of the Dover Fire Department. They may be used outside of the building only.
Smoke machines are not allowed.
Food and drink are allowed in the Caryl Room (203), the Community Room (111), and the multi-use rooms (215, 217) as long as the area is properly cleaned up afterward. No food or drink is allowed in the gym (119).
Yes, provided the rules pertaining to decorations and clean-up are followed.
Vacuum cleaners, brooms, and trash containers are available for use. Be sure to request this equipment during the booking process.