PARTIES

The Wilmette Park District offers themed parties at the Community Recreation Center and Centennial Recreation Complex. Please review the various options below, and click through the party-specific tabs below for further details.

Party Options

Location

Starting Cost

Basic Capacity

Contact/Form

Art Party

Community Recreation Center

$250 flat rate

13 participants

Community Recreation Center Party Request Form

Dance Party

Community Recreation Center

$250 flat rate

20 participants

Community Recreation Center Party Request Form

Gymnastics Party

Community Recreation Center

R-$294 / NR-$315

14 participants (age 4-6) or 18 participants (age 7-15)

Community Recreation Center Party Request Form

Sports Party

Community Recreation Center

$240 flat rate

15 participants

Community Recreation Center Party Request Form

Catch-A-Wave Pool Party

Centennial Recreation Complex

$400

15 participants

Pool Party Request Form (we're finished partying for the season - see you next summer!)
Ice Party Centennial Recreation Complex $225 40 participants Sayre Froelich: 847/256-9671 | sfroelich@wilpark.org
  • Art Parties

    Plan your art party on the following days and times:

    Saturdays & Sundays

    • 1-3 p.m. (art from 1-2 p.m.)
    • 2-4 p.m. (art from 2-3 p.m.)
    • 3-5 p.m. (art from 3-4 p.m.)

    Art Party Details:

    ART PARTY PACKAGES

    PARTY PLANNING & PREPARATION

    ART PARTY INFORMATION

    All Packages

    • Up to 13 artists (+$25 for 14-20 participants)
    • Price includes the party room and art room rental, setup, instruction, art supplies
    • 2-Hour Party
      • 1 hour of instructor-led art project
      • 1 hour

    Package 1: ANIMAL MASHUP

    Create your favorite animal using feathers, scales, tissue paper and other fun materials! Kids will mix and match heads and tails and walk out with their own unique member of the animal kingdom! (Ages 3+)

    Package 2: NIGHT SKY CANVAS PAINTING

    Our instructor will lead a step-by-step tutorial using glow-in-the-dark paint to create a beautiful night sky with stars and other fascinating celestial bodies (Ages 3+)

    Party Location

    • 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette IL, 60091
    • Please check in at front desk upon arrival
    • Please have guests arrive 10 minutes before party
    • Adult party guests should remain in party room for duration of party

    Items Provided by the Host

    • Food & nonalcoholic drinks,
    • Tablecloths, plates, cups, utensils
    • Decorations, candles/lighter & party favors

    We Supply

    • Room, tables, chairs, trash cans, sink
    • Refrigerator is available upon request

    Please leave at home:

    • Pets, noise makers and alcohol
    • Messy decorations such as confetti
    *$100 incidental charge for room damage

    One hour of instructor-led art in our art studio, followed by one hour of food and nonalcoholic drinks provided by the party host in a party room.

    Party Room

    • Host will have party room for 2 hours
    • Host may arrive 30 minutes prior to start time to check in at front desk & decorate room
    • Host & Instructor greet guests at party room as they arrive
    • Host ensures that all participants are picked up to go home

    Art Studio

    • Instructor will lead the group from the party room to the art studio
    • Art session is 1 hour (first hour of the party)
    • Instructor will return group to party room

    Book Your Party:

    Book with ease! Fill out our online form:

    Party Request Form

    You will be contacted by an Art Party Coordinator after filling out the following form.

    Download our Art Party Handout

    Questions? Please email:
    DANCEANDARTPARTIES@WILPARK.ORG

  • Dance Parties

    Book your Dance Party on the following days and times:

    Saturdays & Sundays

    • 1-3 p.m. (dance from 1-2 p.m.)
    • 2-4 p.m. (dance from 2-3 p.m.)
    • 3-5 p.m. (dance from 3-4 p.m.)

    Dance Party Details:

    DANCE PARTY PACKAGES

    PARTY PLANNING & PREPARATION

    DANCE PARTY INFORMATION

    All Packages

    • Up to 15 dancers (+$65 for 16-21 participants)
    • 2-Hour Party
      • 1 hour of instructor-led dancing
      • 1 hour in party room with adults

    Package 1: BALLET PARTY

    (Ages 3-5, 6-9, 10+)

    Package 2: HIP HOP / JAZZ PARTY

    (Ages 3-5, 6-9, 10+)

    Package 3: CREATIVE MOVEMENT PARTY

    (Ages 3-5, 6-9, 10+)

    Party Location

    • 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette IL, 60091
    • Please check in at front desk upon arrival
    • Please have guests arrive 10 minutes before party
    • Adult party guests should remain in party room for duration of party

    Items Provided by the Host

    • Food & nonalcoholic drinks,
    • Tablecloths, plates, cups, utensils
    • Decorations, candles/lighter & party favors

    We Supply

    • Room, tables, chairs, trash cans, sink
    • Refrigerator is available upon request

    Please Leave at Home:

    • Pets, noise makers and alcohol
    • Messy decorations such as confetti
    *$100 incidental charge for room damage

    One hour of instructor-led dancing in our dance studio, followed by one hour of food and nonalcoholic drinks provided by the party host in a party room.

    Party Room

    • Host will have party room for 2 hours
    • Host may arrive 30 minutes prior to start time to check in at front desk & decorate room
    • Host & Instructor greet guests at party room as they arrive
    • Host ensures that all participants are picked up to go home

    Dance Studio

    • Instructor will lead the group from the party room to the dance studio
    • Dance session is 1 hour (first hour of the party)
    • Instructor will return group to party room
    • Hosts are the only adults allowed in the dance studio

    Book Your Party:

    Book with ease! Fill out our online form:

    Party Request Form

    You will be contacted by a Dance Party Coordinator after filling out the following form.

    Download our Dance Party Handout

    Questions? Please email:
    DANCEANDARTPARTIES@WILPARK.ORG

  • Gymnastics Parties

    Parties will include 60 minutes in the gymnastics center. Gym time will include gymnastics skill instruction, obstacle courses, pit and trampoline time! Parties will also include 30 minutes in the party room to serve food, open gifts, play game s or give out goody bags.

    Saturdays and Sundays at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. for age 4 and up!

    Gymnastics Party Details:

    GYMNASTICS PARTY PACKAGES

    PARTY PLANNING & PREPARATION

    GYMNASTICS PARTY INFORMATION

    All Packages
    1.5 Hour Party
    • R-$294 / NR-$315
    • 60 minutes of Gymnastics
    • 30 minutes in the Party Room
    Package 1: AGE 4-6
    • Up to 14 participants (+$79 for 15-21 participants)
    Package 2: AGE 7-15
    • Up to 18 participants (+$79 for 19-27 participants)
    Party Location
    • 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette IL, 60091
    • Please check in at front desk upon arrival
    Party Schedule & Logistics
    • Supervising parents of the birthday party child have access to the party room to set up decorations 30 minutes prior to the start of the party.
    • We encourage attendees to be dropped off 15 minutes in advance of the party, in the party room.
    • At the beginning of the party, gymnastics coaches will come to the party room to escort the party attendees to the gym.
    Payment Information
    • Full payment for the party is due upon reservation. Final party numbers must be confirmed and any necessary additional payment made by the Wednesday before the party, or the party will be canceled with no refund.
    • Your signed party contract must be received before the party. Send your completed contract to gymnasticsparty@wilpark.org.
    • Cancellation requests received up to 14 days prior to the party date are eligible to receive a 50% refund. Any cancellation request made within 14 days of the party date are not eligible for a refund.

    Book Your Party:

    Book with ease! Fill out our online form:

    Party Request Form

    You will be contacted by a Gymnastics Party Coordinator after filling out the following form.

    Questions? Please email:

    GYMNASTICSPARTY@WILPARK.ORG

  • Sports Parties

    Score big this year with a sports birthday party catered to your athlete! We provide the equipment and staff, you provide the sportsters!

    Sports Party Details:

    SPORTS PARTY INFORMATION

    PARTY SCHEDULE

    PARTY SUPPLIES

    All Packages:

    Choose up to 3 different sports and games to play during the hour n the sports gym.

    Not sure what to choose? Contact Taylor Brooks for options and suggestions of games to play.

    Sports Party Fees:

    • Ages 5 & up
    • 15 children maximum*
    • Resident & Non-Resident fee - $240
    • Additional 16-30 children - $70

    Party Location:

    • 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette IL, 60091
    • Please check in at front desk upon arrival

    15-30 Minutes Before Party:

    • Check in with front desk staff upon arrival
    • Set up/decorate room
    • Meet and greet your guest as they arrive

    1 Hour in Sports Gym:

    • Instructor will greet in the party room and lead the group to the gym.
    • Instructor will demonstrate and direct the pre-planned sport(s)

    Last Hour:

    • Party room
    • Instructor will bring gym play to a close and direct the party back to their party room

    *Sports gym is for children to participate only, parents may watch & take photos from sidelines.

    Items to Bring:
    • Cake
    • Food and Drinks
    • Tablecloths (standard rectangle)
    • Plates, Cups, Utensils, etc.
    • Candles
    • Lighter or Matches
    • Decorations
    • Party Favors

    Items to Leave at Home:

    • Pets
    • Confetti
    • Glitter
    • Feathers/Boa
    • Pinatas
    • Sparklers
    • Silly String
    • Alcohol

    Items Supplied by CRC:

    • Room
    • Tables
    • Chairs
    • Trash Receptacles
    • Sink in the Room
    • Soap and Paper Towels

    Book Your Party:

    Book with ease! Fill out our online form:

    Party Request Form

    You will be contacted by a Sports Party Coordinator after filling out the form.

    Questions? Please contact Andrew Valett, Recreation Supervisor

    Tel: 847-256-9690
    Email: avalett@wilpark.org

  • Pool Parties

    - CLOSED for the season -

    Plan your pool party for one of the following options:

    Saturdays & Sundays

    • 1-3 p.m.

    Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

    • 4-6 p.m.

    Pool Party Details:

    POOL PARTY PACKAGES

    PARTY PLANNING & PREPARATION

    POOL PARTY INFORMATION

    Catch-A-Wave Party

    • Up to 15 guests ($25 for each additional person)
    • Price includes
      • Admission to the public swim session
      • 2 hours at a concession cabana
      • Food for guests
      • Table coverings

    Party Location

    • 2300 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette IL, 60091
    • Please check in with the admission staff upon arrival

    Items Provided by the Host

    • Birthday treat (if applicable)
    • Decorations/party favors

    We Supply

    • Food choice of Pizza/Hot Dog + Chips + Drink for each guest
    • Canopy, tables, seating for 24
    • Tablecloths
    Outside Food and Drinks are Prohibited

    Swimming

    • Each guest is entitled to one daily admission to the coinciding public swim session and may stay to swim after the party has ended (with adult supervision).
    • Parties are an open-swim format.

    Cabana

    • Hosts will have access to the concession cabana for 2 hours and may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to start time for setup.

    Book Your Party:

    Book with ease! Fill out our online form:

    Party Request Form (we're finished partying for the season - see you next summer!)

    You will be contacted by a Pool Party Coordinator after filling out the form.

    Questions? Please contact Sayre Froelich, Aquatics and Ice Supervisor - SFROELICH@WILPARK.ORG, 847/256-9671

  • Ice Parties

    Plan your ice party by choosing from the below options:

    Combine a skating rink with a party room rental to create your own fun birthday party experience!

    • RENT A RINK: Rent the studio or main rink for casual skating, broomball or hockey
      • Studio: $190/hr
      • Main: $390/hr
    • ADD A PARTY ROOM: Select one of our meeting rooms, for $35/hour with your rink rental
      • Lower Level Room: Located in the lower level of Centennial Ice Rinks with ample outlets, tables and chairs. It accommodates up to 75 people.
      • Mezzanine Level Room: Located adjacent to the Ice Rink Office, it features easy access to both the main and studio rinks. This room can accommodate up to 40 people.
      • Upper Level Room: Located near the Wilmette Tennis Club, it is equipped with a sink and full-size refrigerator. It is perfect for smaller groups of no more than 20 people.
    • REMEMBER THE ICE SKATES: Ice skate rentals are available for the discounted rate of $3.75 per pair.

    Book Your Party:

    Please contact Sayre Froelich, Aquatics and Ice Supervisor - SFROELICH@WILPARK.ORG, 847/256-9671