• FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETINGS: Monday, February 13th & Monday, February 27th at 6:00 pm -- Durant City Hall | 402 6th Street
  • CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL:  Real trees can be taken to the brush pile near  the yard waste site.  Artificial trees require a $6 bulk sticker for Oveson Waste to pick up on Tuesdays with regular garbage.

Durant Lamp Memorial Community Center

About Durant Community Center

The Durant Community Center is available to rent for a variety of events. The facility is excellent for weddings, graduation parties, family reunions, birthday parties and much more. The Community Center is large enough to accommodate 300 seated guests.


  • Kitchen with two stoves, two refrigerators, warming table, coffee pots, punch bowls
  • Full service bar
  • 32” TV with DVD system
  • Excellent sound system
  • Table skirts/linens-linen $5/table, plastic $1.50/table
  • Large projection screen

Rental Fees

$250 deposit with contract and date reservation.

  • Entire Facility with Kitchen: $500.00
  • Full Side: $75.00
  • Full Side with Kitchen: $125.00
  • Ballroom: $150.00
  • Ballroom with Kitchen: $200.00

Special rates for non-profit groups. Information may not reflect current pricing.

Bar Service

$50.00 per Bartender

  • Keg Beer: $250/keg (limit of 3 kegs)
  • Can beer: $3.00/can
  • Mike’s Hard, Smirnoff, & Ice: $4.00
  • Wine/Glass: $4.00
  • Mixed Drinks: $4.00
  • Premium Drinks: $5.00
  • Fountain Pop: $1.00/glass, $100.00 unlimited
  • Bottled Water: $1.00
  • Kiddie Cocktails: $1.00

No smoking and no outside alcoholic beverages.

Durant Lamp Memorial Community Center


Hours & Location

606 5th Avenue
Durant, IA 52747

Phone: 563.785.6419
Cell: 563.506.3034

DirectorDawn Smith


Monday-Friday: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Community Center Board


  • Dean Scott
  • Colleen Krebs
  • Denice Enfield
  • Alexandria Maggio
  • Marcus Ostofi

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Effective July 1, 2021, Cedar County Emergency Management has a new notification system that will also affect the City of Durant. We now use Alert Iowa. If you were signed up prior to July 1, 2021 with WENS-Wireless Emergency Notification System - you will need to sign up under Alert Iowa. It does not matter what county you live in, if you sign up you will receive local alerts and notification. In order for anyone to receive local notifications such as boil orders or snow emergencies, please go to https://ema.cedar-county.org/.  Under “Sign Up Now” an account can be created so you can receive the county and local city alerts.  You can also text CedarIA to 672-83 to create an account.

If you do not sign up there will be no notifications from the City of Durant. Unfortunately that is how this system is designed under Iowa Homeland Security.

If you have general questions, please call City Hall at 563-785-4451. If you need help creating an account please call Cedar County Emergency Management and Jodi or Kate can assist with helping you create an account: 563-886-3355. We are hoping in the future to have a direct link from our website to Cedar County EMA to make it easier to sign up. If you do not have a computer or smart phone and would like to sign up, you may call Cedar County EMA, or you may use the computers at the Durant Branch, Scott County Library to set up an account.