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Chipping Norton Recreation Centre (The Lakes Boatshed)

Angle Park, Homestead Avenue, Chipping Norton

Capacity Please refer to the COVID-19 Casual Hire Factsheet for up-to-date capacities

Situated by the Chipping Norton Lakes in Angle Park, the Chipping Norton Recreation Centre, best known as the Boatshed, has timber flooring, high ceilings and large windows that let in lots of natural light, a large veranda, is surrounded by parklands and is close to a playground and fitness area.  It is a popular venue for weddings, engagements and birthday celebrations.

Please note that this facility has no disabled access.


1300 36 2170


Chipping Norton Lakes Sailing Club

Operating Hours

Mondays to Thursdays 9.00 am to 11.00 pm
Fridays 9.00 am to 1.00 am
Saturdays 8.00 am to 1.00 am
Sundays 8.00 am to 11.00 pm


Open on School Holidays and most Public Holidays
Closed between 23 December 2021 to 3 January 2022 inclusive.


  • Tables (Rectangle) 183 x 77 cm
  • Chairs available to capacity
  • Full kitchen including stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave and hot water (zip)
  • Air Conditioning / Heating
  • Public car park, off street parking
  • Accessible to public transport

Please note the following:

This facility has no disabled access.

The Chipping Norton Sailing Club also accesses the centre during weekends and have races on Saturdays; for this reason hirers are asked to keep the back and side areas clear as per the below floor plan, and to ensure that there is ample access through the parking lot.

Floor Plan

Chipping Norton Boatshed - Floor Plan

Standard Charges

Damage Deposit Bond
Category A hirers – casual and permanent pays a refundable damage deposit.


Additional Bond – High Risk Events
Birthday functions – 15 to 40th birthdays inclusive, adult functions, weddings, engagements, hens and bucks parties, Christmas parties (before 23rd December - no facilities are open during Christmas period) receptions and any other function that Community Facilities Management determines as a high risk. Refundable bond to customer pending no breaches occurred from event. This fee is in addition to the standard bond of $500.00.


Compulsory Facility Static Guard
For last 4 hours of functions that Community Facilities Management determines as a high risk event (refer to Additional Bond: High Risk Events)
Fees to apply to evening bookings only Monday to Sunday. Non-refundable. CFM to be notified by Customer Service accordingly.


Administration Fee
First occurrence:  rescheduling within (5) working days per booking will be free of charge.  Second occurrence: cancellation fee applies.


Cancellation Fee
Greater than 28 days from date of booking


Cancellation Fee
Less than 28 days from date of booking

Bond or hire fee (whichever is the lesser)

Hire Fees

Function Room - Capacity 100 People

Weekday Use (Hourly Rate)
Monday to Thursday 9 .00 am to 11.00 pm $54.90
Friday 8.00 am to 3.00 pm $54.90
Weekend Use (Block Rate)
Saturday / Sunday 8 .00 am to 3.00 pm $339.00
Sunday 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm $339.00
Friday / Saturday 4.00 pm to 1.00 am $581.00