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Booking Your Event

Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis, up to a year in advance. We cannot hold a reservation unless payment is made.


  • Payment can be made by cash, personal check, cashier's check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card only).  
  • Payment is due immediately for any rental regardless of the time frame of the booking.

  • Personal checks cannot be accepted for reservations made less than 14 days before the rental date.

Insurance & Security

 Public liability insurance and/or event security may be required for certain special events. Ask our reservation specialists if it is required for your event.


  • The Parks & Recreation Department will issue a facility rental permit after all fees have been paid. The permit will be mailed or emailed. If the permittee pays in person at our downtown office, we will provide a copy of the permit at purchase.
  •  Permits are issued only for the individual or organization whose name is on the permit. If a transfer is requested, the permittee must request an amendment with the Parks & Recreation Department. 
  • The permittee should take a copy of the permit with them to their scheduled event in case there is a conflict.

Key Pick-Up

  • If your rental requires a key, please pick it up no later than 5 p.m. on the business day before your event (5 p.m. Friday for weekend events, unless Friday is a City holiday). If you do not pick up your key, you may not have access to your rental facility.


  • For on-site emergencies requiring police assistance, call 911.
  • For emergencies relating to your rental (facility not cleaned, etc.), call the after-hours hotline at (405) 297-2255.


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  • What other recreational activities are available at Lake Stanley Draper?
  • What other recreational activities are available at Lake Hefner?
  • Is water skiing allowed on lakes?
  • Is swimming allowed on lakes?
  • Is fuel available at the marina?
  • If I sell my boat, do I need to inform the new owners to contact the marina to make arrangements to rent a stall?
  • If I sell my boat and there is a waiting list for the particular stall size I have rented, do the new owners get to keep the stall?
  • If I sell my boat, do I need to inform the marina?
  • Is personal watercraft, such as a jet ski, allowed in stalls or on lakes?
  • In the event of property damage or loss, is the City responsible?
  • Am I allowed to store items on the wet stalls?
  • Can I store my sailboat in the dry stalls with the mast up?
  • Can I store trucks or campers in the dry stalls?
  • Can I store a boat other than my own in my dry or wet stall?
  • What services are included with a wet stall rental permit?
  • What services are included with a dry stall rental permit?
  • How do I contact Lake Patrol?
  • What are the lake hours?
  • How can I access my boat at Lake Hefner?
  • How can I access my boat at Lake Stanley Draper?
  • Does my boat stall rental permit expire?
  • How do I pay for a dry or wet stall?
  • What do I need to rent a wet slip or dry stall?
  • What happens if there is inclement weather on the date of my reservation?
  • Can I have amplified sound / a bounce house / vendors to sell things at my event?
  • Is smoking or vaping allowed at parks or in park facilities?
  • What do I do if someone is at the facility when I arrive for my event?
  • I did not pick up my facility keys by the allotted time? What can I do?
  • Can I have alcohol at my event?
  • How late can we stay at our rental facility?
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