Scotia has its first large pavilion thanks to the Scotia-Glenville Lions Club.
The appropriately named Lions Pavilion seats 100 people in a secluded grassy area of Collins Park known as The Meadows. Ideal for large picnics, parties, reunions and weddings, the pavilion will be available May 1 through Columbus Day.
Reservations for village residents only will be accepted in March. Starting April 1, reservations may be made by non-residents as well. Cost to reserve the pavilion is $150 a day for village residents and $225 for non-residents.
A separate alcohol permit is available for $100, marking the first time alcohol will be allowed in the park.
Mayor Kris Kastberg said residents have long wanted a pavilion in the village.
Collins Park currently has two small pavilions by the beach that seat 25 people each. Last year, the Scotia-Glenville Lions Club set out to raise $45,000 for a large pavilion after learning one was in great demand.
Initially, the club hoped to build a pavilion large enough to seat 200 people, but Kastberg said that would have cost twice as much. The Lions Club has only about 30 members and typically tackles much smaller projects such as planting trees at Indian Meadows Park.
Applications to reserve the pavilion are available at the Village Clerk’s office at 4 N. Ten Broeck St. in the village.