The Lion's Den is available for rental on weekends from
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Friday through Sunday),
and on weekdays from
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
for private events.
When you rent the den, you have access for the entire period - we do not rent to more than one party each day.
We have many families and businesses that use our building for special events including Birthdays, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Family Reunions, Luncheons, Group Classes and much more.
The Den seats a maximum of 123 people. Twelve 6' long tables with chairs fill the main area of the space, while booths line the far wall and accommodate four to six people each. The seating/dining area features a brick fireplace and plenty of light. Views are of beautiful Cortland Community Park.
Parking is shared with Cortland Community Park.
Waste disposal and recycling is available onsite.
The kitchen has a commercial range, a refrigerator, stainless steel prep table, microwave, and pass-through to seating/dining area.
The fee for rental is $300 per weekend event, $200 per weekday event, and $100 per event for Lions Club members.
Added to all rentals (to non-members) is a $100 security deposit.
This deposit will be returned if the rental agreement conditions are met.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE RENTAL AGREEMENT PRIOR TO RENTING THE FACILITY!
The rental agreement must be agreed to prior to renting the Lions Den.
Just print off the Den Rental Agreement below, complete and drop it in the mail.
NOTE - as most reservations are done online, dates requested by mail cannot be guaranteed
unless previously confirmed by the Cortland Lions Club.
In order to secure your preferred date ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED.
PLEASE READ. YOU MUST AGREE TO THE RENTAL AGREEMENT IN ORDER TO RESERVE THE LIONS DEN.
If reserving the den online, you do NOT need to print and return the agreement.
You will be prompted to acknowledge that you agree during checkout.
Around 1980, the Robinson Farm in Cortland went up for sale and the Town purchased 4.5 acres. In coordination with the town, Cortland Lions Club members helped to remove old buildings and leveled and seeded the grounds for future usage.
Two years later in 1982, we celebrated the construction of the Lions Shelter as an open-air shelter with a cement floor complete with picnic tables and a grill. We started a fundraising campaign where people could purchase a “per-foot” section in memoriam of loved ones in hopes to complete the four walls. During this time, along with the Town of Cortland, many people donated trees to decorate the field.
Four years later in 1986, the shelter was completely enclosed and became known as the Lions Den. Taking much pride in the park as a whole, the Lions Club paid for the installation of the other (open) shelter by the baseball diamond.