Facility rentals and reservations
Contact the Parks and Recreation Office or City Hall directly for rental or reservation information on the following city-owned facilities and park spaces. Crete Public Library study room and meeting room information is linked at the bottom of this article.
Parks & Recreation Department
City Hall - 243 East 13th Street
Phone: 402.826.4314 or 402.826.4312
(Additional buildings or facilities may be available for rent in Crete. Please contact the Saline County Fair Board for other buildings in Tuxedo Park or the Crete Chamber of Commerce for business-owned facilities or conference rooms.)
Groups requesting use of additional public park spaces for events should contact the Parks and Recreation Office for more information.
Groups using city-owned facilities, whether by reservation or rental, are responsible for returning the space to the condition in which it was found. This includes disposing of trash and cleaning the areas used; cleaning products are not provided.
Wanek Community Center - 1410 Main Ave
Located north of 14th and Main Ave., the Wanek Community Center can be rented for events. The building has a total capacity of 150 people with available tables and chairs and a full kitchen. Rental terms:
- $15 an hour up to 6 hours or $100 for the day (over 6 hours)
- $10 additional flat fee for kitchen use
- $350 cash deposit
- $50 to reserve a date on the rental calendar, credited to deposit
- Signed rental contract
Renters pick up keys the day before or day of event at the Parks and Recreation Office, Monday-Friday, 8-5 p.m. Keys are returned to City Hall immediately after a rental; the night drop in Utilities Office drive-thru should be used if after business hours.
City Park Bandstand - 12th & Kingwood Ave.
The bandstand in City Park, at 12th and Kingwood, is available for reservations at no cost. Scheduling is completed at the Parks and Recreation Office. Picnic tables and trash cans are provided in the park. Restrooms are located on the south side of City Hall, next to the garage entrance. It is suggested that reserving parties place a “Reserved” sign on the bandstand the day before or day of their event.
Tuxedo Park Picnic Shelter - West 13th Street and Tuxedo Road main entrance
The picnic shelter in Tuxedo Park, located between the Sertoma Building (blue and white building) and 4-H Exhibit Hall (large white building), is available for reservations at no cost. Scheduling is completed at the Parks and Recreation Office. Picnic tables and trash cans are provided in the park. Restrooms are located north of the shelter, across the road, in the direction of the baseball field. It is suggested that reserving parties place a “Reserved” sign at the shelter the day before or day of their event.
Crete Public Library: study, meeting, and program rooms
1515 Forest Ave.
Crete, NE 68333
Two-person and four-person study rooms, children’s program room, technology room, and a conference room are available for reservation at Crete Public Library for meetings and small programs. Digital displays are available in each room and various tables and chair configurations are available for the children’s program room and technology room. Reservations are made online through the library's calendar. (Please note: The Crete Carrier Community Room on the north side of the facility is not included in these online reservations.) Find more information about reserving library study or meeting rooms.