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Community Center

The City of Benson Community Center

The Community Center is available for private rentals!

Be sure to plan your party or special event early and confirm availability of the Community Center.

To ensure weekend availability for private rentals, regularly scheduled recurring Saturday meetings must conclude by 12:00 pm.

Maximum Capacity: 122
Tables and chairs to seat 48 people are included in the Center's rental price.
Rental Agreements not accompanied by payment & deposit do not guarantee your reservation.

Renter Responsibilities:
  • Make arrangements for key pick up not more than one week prior to your rental date.
  • Responsible Party will be held liable for costs of any damages or lost equipment.
  • No smoking in the building.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No confetti, glitter, or silly string.
  • It is the renter's responsibility to return all tables and chairs to their original arrangement prior to leaving the building.
  • Renters are responsible for basic cleaning (sweeping the floor, wiping down counters and tables, mopping up any spills, etc.) in order to have the full cleaning deposit refunded.
  • Lights must be turned off and doors locked before key is returned.
  • Please refer to Recreation Department Bulletin 03-2014 for additional information and the refund policy.
If you choose to make rental payment and cleaning deposit by check, two separate checks are requested.
Please make checks payable to: The City of Benson.

  • All organizations will be required to leave a check in the amount of $100.00 as a cleaning deposit.
  • Deposit checks may be kept on file for six months for repeat renters.
  • One time use deposit checks will be shredded if not picked up within seven business days of rental.
  • Private party rental fee: $75.00 ($100.00 deposit)
  • Non- profit events: $20.00 ($100.00 deposit)
Special Events:
If you would like to hold an event at the Community Center you may be required to provide the following:

  • Special Event Permit Application and Center Rental Agreement
  • Certificate of Insurance and Endorsement
  • Permit from the Health Department if you are feeding the public.
Certificate of Insurance:
In some cases a Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Benson as an additional insured of $1,000,000.00 may be required. Certificates of Insurance must be accompanied by an Endorsement. Certificates not accompanied by an Endorsement will not be accepted and may prevent approval of your event and/or activity on City property. It is important to allow adequate time when planning an event as it may take up to two weeks for your insurance company to obtain an Endorsement.

Information required for the Certificate of Insurance is as follows:
City of Benson
Attention: Melanie Hernandez
101 E. 6th Street
Benson, Arizona 85602

If you would like to rent the Community Center please call (520) 720-6044 to check availability. Completed Rental Applications may be dropped off in the Recreation Department, mailed to the City of Benson, or emailed to:

Every Monday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Bingo players 18 and up are welcome. Doors open at 12:00 pm. 

Benson Community Center/Recreation Department
705 W. Union Street
Benson, Arizona 85602
(520) 720-6044

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

How to Contact Us
In person at:
705 W. Union Street
Benson, Arizona 85602
By phone at: (520) 720 - 6044
Via email at: -