Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Center

The Parks and Recreation Department partners with the West Orange Seniors to provide senior programs and other recreational activities at the Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Center. The facility is also available for evening and weekend rentals.


Rental Fees

Weekend Block Rate- $700.00 (8-Hour Block Rental between 8:00 am and 12:00 midnight on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and All Holidays.)

Hourly Rate:

 (Monday-Thursday only)

  • Full Building - $100.00/Hour
  • Larger Room - $65.00/Hour
  • Smaller Room - $35.00/Hour

Minimum rental period of two hours except on weekends, when the minimum rental period is an 8-hour block.

All Block and Full Building Rentals Include: Use of the larger and smaller rooms.  Weekend block rentals may be extended at the above-quoted hourly rate.  Facility availability will be affected by city programs.

Reservation Fee: $250

Payment of the reservation fee is required to reserve a rental date. Courtesy holds on a single date may be established for up to seven calendar days before the reservation fee must be paid. Courtesy holds will be cancelled if payment is not timely received. The reservation fee applies to the rental fee. If the total rental fee is less than $250, then the full amount is due to reserve the date and time.

Damage Deposit: $350

A rental of the Tom Ison Center requires payment of a Damage Deposit in the amount of $350.  The Damage Deposit will be returned if no damage to the center and no violations of the facility use agreement have occurred. If use exceeds the rented time, a portion or all of the damage deposit will be applied to the added time of use.

Alcohol Serving Permit

A city alcohol serving permit must be purchased for any rental during which alcoholic beverages will be served.  The cost of this permit is $125.  The serving of alcohol during an event where the required permit has not been acquired will result in loss of the Damage Deposit.

Payment Due Dates

Payment of 50% of the rental fee is due no later than 180 days prior to the rental date. The full amount of the rental fee is due no later than 30 days prior to the rental date.  If the reservation is made less than 30 days prior to the rental period, the full payment must be made at the time the reservation is made.  Late payments will not be accepted and the reservation will be cancelled.

Date Changes

One date change is permitted for each original rental, provided the request is received at least 180 days in advance of the original rental date. Any subsequent date change or any date change requested later than 180 days prior to the original rental date will incur a penalty of 20% of the Total Rental Fee.  No date change is permitted closer than 30 days to the original rental date.  Any such requested change will be treated as a cancellation and the rules applying thereto will be followed.


Any cancellation occurring more than 180 calendar days prior to the original rental date will result in loss of the Reservation Fee.  Any cancellation occurring between 180 and 30 days prior to the original rental date will result in a loss of 50% of the total Rental Fee; the Damage Deposit will be refunded, if it has already been paid.  Any cancellation occurring 30 or fewer days prior to the original rental date will result in a loss of the entire Rental Fee; the Damage Deposit will be refunded.

There is 6% tax charged on all rentals.

Resident Discount

A 10 percent discount will apply to block and hourly rental rates for individuals who reside within the city limits, and for full-time city employees.  There will be no discount applied to damage deposits, field lining fees, alcohol service permits, or other non-facility costs.  Facilities funded in part by State FRDAP grants do not have a higher base rate for non-residents, so no resident or employee discount is possible.

Reporting Vandalism

Help us keep your parks safe. Please report any damaged equipment or graffiti to the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-877-5803. Report any suspicious behavior at any City park to the Ocoee Police Department at 407-905-3160.