Community Center

Drayton's historic city hall building at 105 Almeron Avenue once again serves as a center for community activities.   The facility was leased to a private business for 10 years--providing much-needed economic benefit for the community--and has now been restored for public use.   A committee headed by Ox Cart Trails Historical Society has lead several improvement projects, including the kitchen, new lighting, new windows, new doors, and a wheelchair lift.

The building has been dubbed H. G. Johnson Memorial Hall, because funds for restoration of the facility were gifted to the city by a local farmer, the late Harold G. Johnson.

The center has proven to be a great place for community gatherings. Tables and chairs and kitchen facilities are available at the hall. If you need a place for a reception, wedding dance, birthday party or meeting, call the city office to make a reservation.

The rental policies for H.G. Memorial Hall are listed below.


All Rentals

All rental arrangements shall be made through the city office.

All dances must be approved by the Drayton City Council in advance of the event.

  • Renter shall place a security deposit of $100.00 at the time of reservation, to be forfeited in whole or in part in the event of breakage, or other damage to the premises, or failure to leave the premises in a clean condition after a post-event inspection.
  • Renter shall further be responsible for any damages to the premises or equipment which exceed the $100.00 deposit. —renter is responsible for setting up tables, chairs and decorations as needed.
  • Renter is responsible for taking down tables, chairs and returning to storage area, and for removing all decorations.
  • Renter is responsible for sweeping the floor and placing all garbage outside for pickup.
  • Alcoholic beverages may be distributed/served only by a licensed, local liquor establishment having an ON-SITE permit approved by the City Council in advance of the event. Licensee must further provide proof of liquor liability insurance to the City at the time of application for the OFFSITE permit.

No smoking in any part of the building.

Children must be supervised at all times.

Rentals Rates

Dances – $250.00, plus deposit.

All dances must be approved by the City Council.

Sponsor of a dance shall hire licensed peace officers or licensed private security officers to maintain law and order, in such number as determined by the City Council in advance of the event.

Short term rentals, such as birthday parties, aerobics or dance classes, meetings, etc. – $100.00 daily (measured from the beginning of setup to the completion of cleanup).

Non-profit organizations, such as Drayton Knights, Chamber of Commerce, etc. no rental fee, but a donation would be appreciated to help defray the light and fuel costs.

Payments should be made to the City of Drayton, cash or check is accepted.

*NOTE: A signed agreement and date-hold refundable security deposit in the amount of $100.00 must be received to reserve your date(s) and time(s). The balance of your space rental fee is due a minimum of 24 hours prior to your event. There will be a $25.00 fee for each additional day the keys are not returned to the City Office, without prior approval.


Contact Info

H. G. Johnson Memorial Hall
Drayton, ND 58225