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Parks and Facilities Rental

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Facilities Available for Rent:

AVO Playhouse
Jim Porter Recreation Center
Morris B Vance Community Room
Morris B Vance Community Half Room (split room)
Moonlight Amphitheatre
Park Terrace Cafe at the Gloria McClellan Adult Activity & Resource Center
Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
Thibodo Ranch House
The Wave Waterpark

» View a map of our facilities, venues, and parks.

Facility and Park Rental Information

The Recreation Division is available to assist you with renting a City of Vista facility or park, whether you're having a birthday party, a family gathering, wedding, or another type of event.

To secure a date at a park or facility, call 760.643.5268, or visit the Recreation Office at the Civic Center (located near the corner of Civic Center and Alta Vista Drives). Customer service hours are Monday through Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. You may also email us for assistance and we will respond during customer service hours.

Facility and Park Rental Documents

Facility Use Application
Jim Porter Recreation Ctr. Renter Agreement
Thibodo Ranch House Renter Agreement
Morris B Vance Room Renter Agreement
» Morris B Vance Room Caterer Agreement

Additional Information

» Facility Rental Policy & Procedures
» Renter Agrees to Policy & Procedures

Catered Events

If you are having your event catered, caterers must provide a copy of their liability insurance naming the City of Vista additionally insured with an endorsement. A one day or yearly business license must also be obtained. A list of caterers with approved insurance can be obtained by calling the office during customer service hours at 760.643.5268. The City of Vista does not endorse or prefer any caterer over another, all are welcome. 

No Smoking Policy

The smoking ban applies to all parks and facilities, as well as areas around the Vista library and Civic Center.

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