Rental Info

"Kiernan: Your Center for Campus Recreation"

Birthday Parties

The KC has become the spot for birthday parties and other celebratory activities. The KC can host parties for all ages. A fun-filled, two-hour party at the Kiernan Center costs just $140 and creates memories to last a lifetime. Our facility will surely provide you and your child with one of the best parties ever! At the KC, kids can enjoy swimming, basketball, a diving board, Frisbee, soccer, dodgeball and other great games. Also, you have access to a private room reserved for opening gifts, cake, pizza and refreshments!

Summary of Terms of Participation

A $70 deposit and completed release form is required from all parents. Parties can check in 15 minutes before the start of the party. Refreshments and food are the responsibility of the patrons. The Kiernan Center does not provide food or refreshments. Reservations can be personalized to meet your requests. Parties must provide supervision in changing areas. Credit, cash or check are accepted for payment. Tax is included. If an additional lifeguard is needed, a $20-per-hour fee will be applied.

For more Info, please contact a KC Supervisor at 716.286.8055 or by email at  jks@niagara.edu.

Parties

Party OptionsParty InformationCost
1 2 hour party for up to 15-20 children. Party room for refreshments. Use of pool and gym (time determined by party). Fun and safe environment. Certified lifeguards. $160
2 3 hour party for up to 15-20 children(# dependant on age). Party room for refreshments. Use of pool and gym (time determined by party). Fun and safe environment. Certified lifeguards. $240

Facility Availability for Youth Group/Community Organizations

The Kiernan Center is available to be used by youth groups or community organizations. The center has hosted many different types of activities. Since its opening, the KC has hosted sports camps, picnics, the World University Games, birthday parties, swim meets and more. The following facilities and fields are available for rental: A six-lane swimming pool with a one-meter diving board, four basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball courts, a free weight room, fitness facility, universal strength and cardiovascular area, aerobic/dance area, 1/12 mile indoor track, locker rooms with a dry sauna, classroom space, lounge area for parties or receptions, tennis courts, a one wall handball court, outdoor recreation and athletic fields.

Deposit & Fee Requirements

A security deposit is necessary to confirm a Kiernan Center rental request. The deposit will be applied to the event charges. The balance for the final rental and personal charges will be due on the day of the event unless other arrangements have been made and approved by the director. Events late in starting or ending will be subject to additional charges. In the event of a cancellation, fees are refundable minus a $50 cancellation fee.

Fees

Rental fees for the Kiernan Center for non-university organizations begin at $30 per hour.   Rates are adjusted for rentals depending on staffing requirements, specific facility requests, etc.

About the Fees

Fees charged include the following: event monitoring and/or supervision, energy cost, normal equipment usage, facility recovery and depreciation. In addition to the rental charges, the following charges will be assessed on an individual event basis: setup, breakdown, cleaning, public safety, special equipment usage and special staffing needs. A damage fee will be assessed if necessary. Groups with more than 20 people that reserve the pool will subject to an additional staffing charge for two lifeguards. For scheduling and staffing purposes, groups must adhere to the concluding time outlined in a contract. There will be a 15-minute grace period at the conclusion of your contracted facility rental to clear the facility. Any additional time will be billed at the rate of $25 per quarter hour and, if being used, $10 per quarter hour per lifeguard.

Rate Adjustments

A reduction in rental charges is only applicable to any group that qualifies in one of the following categories:

  1. Events running longer than four hours in one day
  2. A recognized charity fund-raising event  
  3. Federal/state/regional educational organizations whose prime object is to improve the quality of life of its participants

Waiver and Release

For liability purposes, you will be asked to sign a waiver and release form. The waiver and release form will accompany the initial contract and should be signed, dated and returned with the initial security deposit.

Questions

If you have any concerns, questions or comments, contact John Spanbauer at 716.286.8055 or  jks@niagara.edu.

We Value Your Opinion

We appreciate your feedback and value your thoughts. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our operations or thoughts on possible programs we can implement, please contact us at 716.286.8055 or  jks@niagara.edu.