Clarkson Park

1950 New Willow Road (Willow Road & Bristol Street)

Park and playground hours are from dawn to dusk.

The Garard Family Splash Pad is open for the season.
Hours are 9AM to 8PM.

Clarkson Park has been the heart of Northfield since it was established more than 60 years ago. The 3-acre park is named after Jim Clarkson, a Northfield resident and one of the pioneers in the development of the Northfield Park District. A major renovation of the park was completed in May, 2021. Clarkson Park features a playground, the Garard Family Splash Pad, Clarkson Lodge, the Mabie Family Pavilion, the Balin Family Bandshell, and the Peterson Family Rain Garden. The Clarkson Lodge building is available for weekend rentals from April through November, subject to availability. Rentals include use of both the lodge and adjacent Mabie Pavilion. More rental information can be found below.

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Amenities & Rental Opportunities

Clarkson Park offers many rental opportunities and has been used for such functions as weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, birthday parties, graduation parties, and much more.

Reservation are open for weekend rentals from April through November. If you are interested in renting Clarkson Lodge, please submit a Clarkson Lodge Rental Request.

Clarkson Lodge

Fri, Sat, Sun, Holidays – Minimum 4 hour rental

Resident Fee: $400; $100/additional hour

Non-Resident Fee: $600; $150/additional hour

The Following Procedures Apply to All Rentals:

  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% of your rental fee is charge to reserve your rental. The balance will be charged one month before your rental. If your rental date is less than one month away, the entire rental fee will be charged.
  • A $250 refundable damage deposit is required.
  • Liquor liability insurance is required if alcohol will be served at your event. Use this link to purchase insurance through The Event Helper.
  • Written notice must be given for all cancellations. Cancellations made less than 30 days before your event forfeit the entire rental fee.