Community Building

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Colby Community Building, 285 East 5th Street

The Community Building is located at 285 East Fifth Street, and is available for booking for your special event. The facility is used for home basketball and volleyball games played by Colby Community College, Orange and Black Tournaments, many Unified School District #315 sports activities, family reunions, wedding receptions and a myriad of other things. The building has been updated with air conditioning, elevator, and cosmetic improvements. This building also houses the Colby Recreation Department. 

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The rental rates are shown in the following table:


Area NeededSeating CapacityDining CapacityDay RateAll Day Rate
Permanent seats1082N/AN/AN/A
Little Theatre Activity
Room #1 and Kitchen
Little Theatre & Kitchen120100$75.00$115.00
Little Theatre100100$50.00$80.00
Activity Room #1150100$50.00$80.00
Little Theatre & Activity Room250225$75.00$115.00
Club Room #13526$25.00$40.00
Activity Room #27550$25.00$40.00
Gym Floor Covering$200.00N/AN/AN/A
TV/VCR$10 / dayN/AN/AN/A
PA$20 / DayN/AN/AN/A
Overhead Projector$10/dayN/AN/AN/A
Coffee (Small - 10 cups)$10.00N/AN/AN/A
Coffee (Large - 55 cups)$30.00N/AN/AN/A
Table Covering$3.00/tableN/AN/AN/A

City of Colby Community Building Alcoholic Beverage Policy

When a request is made to book the Community Building and the booking will involve the serving of alcoholic beverages, please use the following procedure:

1.) The formal contract for use of the facility must be completed and a copy provided to the entity or person reserving the facility.

2.) A temporary permit to sell or serve alcoholic liquor obtained from the Kansas Division of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC)

3.) The individual or entity will then be directed to bring the signed contract to the City Clerk's office where the application for serving alcoholic beverages will be obtained.

4.) After the beverage application is completed and a copy of the special liquor permit is attached, the form will be turned in to the City Manager's office for approval or denial.

Open Walking

The Community Building is open 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday through Friday for walking in the gym. We ask that you wear clean, non-marking gym shoes. Occasionally there will be an event that will take precedence over open walking; this will be posted on the front doors of the building.

Holiday Closures

The Community Building is closed on the following holidays:
The first day of January (New Year's Day)
The last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
The fourth day of July (Independence Day)
The first Monday of September (Labor Day)
The fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving)
The Friday following Thanksgiving
The twenty-fourth day of December (Christmas Eve)
The twenty-fifth day of December (Christmas Day)

Table & Chair Use

The Community Building has tables and chairs that are available for rent by anyone. Prior reservations required, subject to availability.

To schedule an event in this facility please contact:
Egan Grafel, Director
285 East Fifth Street
(785) 460 - 4435 phone
(785) 460 - 4439 fax

Community Building Dedication Plaque