Current construction happening in your neighborhood. Learn more >


  • McColl Pond ELC building

    McColl Pond ELC

    A picture-perfect location for any special event.

  • Sunset on McColl Pond

    McColl Pond ELC

    A picture-perfect location for any special event.

  • McColl Pond ELC patio

    McColl Pond ELC

    A picture-perfect location for any special event.

Set among 10 acres of native prairie, rain gardens, butterfly gardens and mature trees, the McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center (ELC) is a picture-perfect location for weddings, graduation parties, anniversary celebrations, holiday gatherings and many other private occasions. 

The McColl Pond ELC was designed through a naturally resourceful approach that kept sustainability at the forefront, but didn't sacrifice visual appeal or functionality. Powered by solar energy and geothermal systems for temperature regulations, the ELC offers comfort to guests without adversely impacting the environment. Walls are made from wheat products, counter tops from recycled plastic, and cabinets from sunflower seeds. A vegetated rooftop collects and filters storm water.

The McColl Pond ELC is located within Savage Community Park.

Host your event at the McColl Pond ELC

The McColl Pond ELC offers a beautiful gathering space for graduation parties, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, family reunions, or businesses and organization meetings

Those who choose the McColl Pond ELC for their private event will enjoy full use of the stainless steel catering kitchen, full video/audio system, and use of the outdoor covered patio. The Aspen Room offers panoramic views of the serene McColl Pond and fishing pier as well as the surrounding landscape, gardens and walking trails. In addition to the natural areas, the ELC provides convenient access to a playground area and picnic shelter, as well as the 53-acre Savage Community Park and its athletic complex.

The McColl Pond ELC space can accommodate up to 100 guests in the Aspen Room, with seating for an additional 75 on the outdoor covered patio.

Rental rate includes:

  • Large prep kitchen
  • 15 -  60" round tables with chairs
  • 4 -  29" by 144" buffet tables
  • Large projector screen with audio/video hook-up
  • Podium and microphone
  • Covered patio


Reserve the McColl Pond ELC 

We honor all reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure your event space, we require a signed contract and a $100+ tax ($107.38) deposit at the time of booking. Your deposit will be applied to your balance due but is non-refundable if you cancel your reservation. Reservation dates may be rescheduled based on availability. To check availability, refer to the McColl Pond ELC Aspen Room calendar.

McColl Pond ELC Reservation Form (PDF)


  • Am I able to bring in my own wine, beer, or liquor?
  • Are there cooking facilities on site at the ELC?
  • Can I bring in outside entertainment?
  • Can I bring my own food?
  • Does my reservation time include set-up and clean-up time?
  • Is smoking tobacco allowed on site?
  • Is there a staff person at the facility during my event?
  • What are renters clean-up responsibilities?
  • What can I decorate?
  • Where do I pick up/drop off the key?
  • Will there be any other events going on during my event?
More FAQs