RENTALS

The Wilmette Park District offers room and facility rentals at the Community Recreation Center, Centennial Recreation Complex, Lakeview Center, Mallinckrodt Center, Wallace Bowl and Wilmette Platform Tennis Club.

Rental Location Cost Range Capacity and Options Contact/Form
Community Recreation Center $39-$500 Capacity: 10-293 people
Options: activity rooms, conference rooms, exercise/dance studios, gymnasium, auditorium
Community Recreation Center Rental Request Form
Centennial Recreation Complex $45-$390 Capacity: 4-100 people
Options: multipurpose room, studio ice rink, main ice rink
Doug Bundy: 847/256-9682 | dbundy@wilpark.org
Gillson Park Varies Capacity: NA
Options: picnic area, picnic pavilion, Wallace Bowl
Picnic: Resident Reservations | Non-Resident day-of & on-site
Wallace Bowl: Gillson Lakeview Rental Request Form
Lakeview Center $307-$683 Capacity: 18-100 people
Options: Gillson Room, Lakeview Room
Gillson Lakeview Rental Request Form
Mallinckrodt Center $38-$111 Capacity: 15-80 people
Options: Meskill Room, Wood Floor Room, library, small meeting room
Lisa Sullivan: 847/256-9623 | lsullivan@wilpark.org
Wilmette Golf Club Varies Capacity: Varies
Options: The Lawn Restaurant indoor dining room and bar
The Lawn: hello@thelawngrill.com
Wilmette Platform Tennis Club R-$400 / NR-$500 Capacity: 48 people
Options: Paddle Hut with all six courts
Doug Bundy: 847/256-9682 | dbundy@wilpark.org
  • Community Recreation Center

    The Community Recreation Center is located at 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette

    For more information, reservations and available dates please call us at 847/256-9686.


    CONFERENCE ROOMS 106 or 107

    Our two large conference rooms are the perfect spaces for meetings, celebrations and parties. An adjacent kitchen is available at an additional charge. Long tables and chairs can be set up to meet your seating needs.

    Cost Capacity Additional options
    $76/hour
    70 people Kitchen: $39 flat fee
    Maintenance: $35 flat fee

    ACTIVITY ROOMS

    Our Activity Rooms are available during normal hours of operation can accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 40 people, depending on the activity. A variety of seating arrangements, with or without tables, are available.

    Cost Capacity Additional options
    $39/hour
    40 people NA


    EXERCISE OR DANCE STUDIOS

    Our exercise and dance studios are fully equipped with mirrors and barres, and are available for practice sessions.

    Cost Capacity Additional options
    $42/hour
    30 people NA


    GYMNASIUM

    Our Sports Gymnasium is available for rental with options to add on sporting equipment or volleyball court setup for additional fees.

    Cost Capacity Additional options
    $99/hour
    30 people Equipment Rental: $19
    Volleyball Setup: $29


    AUDITORIUM

    Cost Capacity Additional options
    $500/three hours ($175/additional hour)
    *Less than 3 hours: $175/hour
    293 seats Dressing Room: $40/day per room
    Technician: $40/hour per technician
    Microphone: $30/day per mic
    TV: $30 flat fee
    Projector Screen: $15 flat fee
    Piano: $115 flat fee
  • CENTENNIAL RECREATION COMPLEX RENTALS

    Centennial Recreation Complex is located at 2300 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette.

    For more reservations and available dates please call us at 847/256-9682 or email Doug Bundy at DBUNDY@WILPARK.ORG.


    MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS

    Our multipurpose rooms are the perfect spaces for meetings, celebrations and parties. Tables and chairs can be set up to meet your seating needs.

    Cost Capacity Additional options
    $45/hour 40 people Discounted Room Rate w/ Rink Rental: $35/hour
    Choice of Rooms: upper level, lower level, lobby


    ICE RINK RENTALS

    Rent a rink and bring your friends & family to enjoy some time on the ice!

    Rink Cost Capacity Additional options
    Studio Rink $190/hour 40 people Discounted Room Rate w/ Rink Rental: $35/hour
    Main Rink $390/hour 100 people Broomball Equipment: $25 flat fee
    Rental Skates: $3.75/skater
  • Gillson Park Rentals

    Picnic & Pavilion Rentals

    Gillson Park hosts several open-air picnic areas throughout the park and one covered picnic pavilion adjacent to the swimming beach.

    • Wilmette Resident Reservations - picnic areas are available in advance for Wilmette Residents.
    • Non-Resident Reservations - picnic areas are available for Non-Residents to rent for day-of use. This can be completed in-person through the Lakeview Center until may 27 and at the Beach House starting May 28.

    PICNIC & PAVILION RENTALS - to view all the details for picnic and pavilion rentals.


    Wallace Bowl Rentals

    Wallace Bowl is our open-air amphitheater located in Gillson Park. The space includes a stage surrounded on one side with rows of raised seating set in the lush and tranquil greenspace of the park. Our rental pricing for Wallace Bowl varies depending on the use. For rental opportunities, pricing and further information, please contact the Lakeview Center.

    Lakeview Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Front Desk: Phone 847-256-9656 | Email lakeview@wilpark.org

    Additional Notes:

    • A $500 non-refundable security deposit is required to reserve the date.
    • Rain date is included in fee, based on availability.
    • All Wallace Bowl rentals include lower Lakeview Center restroom access and two Wilmette Park District staff members.


  • Lakeview Center Rentals

    Lakeview Center is located at 800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette

    Lakeview Center is set in the center of scenic Gillson Park. With views of the lake and the greenery of the park it offers a perfect setting for any special event.

    Additional Notes:

    • Chairs, along with your choice of long tables, round table, conference tables or card tables can be provided upon request.
    • There is a four hour minimum for evening and weekend rentals.
    • The applicant will be responsible for paying any fees for damages arising out of use of the facility.
    • A small kitchen adjacent to the Lakeview Room features an oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dual sinks, and counter space. We encourage caterers to visit the site before a party to become oriented to the space.
    • Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event
    • A $200 non-refundable security deposit is required to reserve the date.
    • Liquor Liability Insurance: $175
    • Costs listed below are a base rate. Additional fees may apply.


    LAKEVIEW ROOM

    The ambiance of the Center's Lakeview Room is enhanced by a fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors which create a perfect venue for weddings, family celebrations, company outings, holiday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, business seminars and classes.

    Weekday Cost Weekend Cost Capacity
    Resident: $408/four hours
    Non-Resident:
    $510/four hours
    Additional Hour(s): R-$77 / NR-$96
    Resident: $546/four hours
    Non-Resident:
    $683/four hours
    Additional Hour(s): R-$102 / NR-$128
    80-100 people

    GILLSON ROOM

    The Center's Gillson Room is just the right size for small meetings, business seminars, classes or an intimate luncheon or tea.

    Weekday Cost Weekend Cost Capacity
    Resident: $307/four hours
    Non-Resident:
    $384/four hours
    Additional Hour(s): R-$56 / NR-$77
    Resident: $408/four hours
    Non-Resident:
    $510/four hours
    Additional Hour(s): R-$77 / NR-$96
    18-32 people


  • MALLINCKRODT CENTER RENTALS

    The Mallinckrodt Center is located in a historic 1916 building set amidst our own peaceful 14-acre Mallinckrodt Park in the heart of Wilmette. 1041A Ridge Rd., Wilmette.

    Our convenient, accessible, public parking is located directly adjacent to the facility entrance.

    For more reservations and available dates please call us at 847/256-9623 or email Lisa Sullivan at LSULLIVAN@WILPARK.ORG.

    Additional Notes:

    • Liquor Liability Insurance: $175
    • There is a two hour minimum for evening and weekend rentals.
    • Contracts are required with 1/2 of the estimated fee used as a deposit to hold your date. The remainder of the fee is due two weeks prior to the event. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the date will be assessed a service fee.

    Provided with Indoor Rentals:

    • Chairs, along with your choice of long tables, round table, conference tables or card tables.

    Click Here to download our rental brochure.


    MESKILL ROOM

    Our large conference room is the perfect space for meetings, celebrations and parties. The full room can be rented, as well as a divided half of the room (side A or B). An adjacent kitchen is available with the full rental or side B at an additional charge. Tables and chairs can be set up to meet your seating needs.

    Rental Space Cost Per Hour Capacity Additional Features
    Meskill Room FULL Weekday Rate: $90/hour
    Evening & Weekend Rate: $111/hour
    80 people Sound system & AV equipment
    Kitchen: $38 flat fee
    Gazebo: Available for additional charge with room rental - contact for details
    Outdoor Patio: No additional charge with room rental
    Meskill Room A Weekday Rate: $48/hour
    Evening & Weekend Rate: $70/hour
    40 people Gazebo: Available for additional charge with room rental - contact for details
    Outdoor Patio: No additional charge with room rental
    Meskill Room B
    Weekday Rate: $48/hour
    Evening & Weekend Rate: $70/hour
    40 people Kitchen: $38 flat fee
    Gazebo: Available for additional charge with room rental - contact for details
    Outdoor Patio: No additional charge with room rental

    WOOD FLOOR ROOM

    Our wood floor room is an excellent option for dance, exercise and fitness rentals. Tables and chairs can be set up to meet your seating needs.

    Cost Per Hour Capacity Additional Features
    Weekday Rate: $48/hour
    Evening & Weekend Rate: $60/hour
    24 people Gazebo: Available for additional charge with room rental - contact for details
    Outdoor Patio: No additional charge with room rental

    LIBRARY

    Our library is an intimate space with lounge chairs and tables -- a great option for small group meetings. Additional tables and chairs can be set up to meet your seating needs.

    Cost Per Hour Capacity Additional Features
    Weekday Rate: $48/hour
    Evening & Weekend Rate: $60/hour
    15 people Gazebo: Available for additional charge with room rental - contact for details
    Outdoor Patio: No additional charge with room rental

    SMALL MEETING ROOM

    Our small meeting room is a great space for small gatherings, meetings, celebrations and parties. Tables and chairs can be set up to meet your seating needs.

    Cost Per Hour Capacity Additional Features
    Weekday Rate: $38/hour
    Evening & Weekend Rate: $48/hour
    15 people Gazebo: Available for additional charge with room rental - contact for details
    Outdoor Patio: No additional charge with room rental
  • The Lawn Restaurant

    The Lawn is located at Wilmette Golf Club at 3900 Fairway Dr., Wilmette

    ***The Lawn's indoor dining room and bar opens this summer!

    • To inquire about availability or to make a reservation, please contact The Lawn at hello@thelawngrill.com.
    • View information about the restaurant HERE.
  • Rent the Club!

    The Wilmette Platform Tennis Club is located at 3551 Lake Ave., Wilmette

    To inquire about availability or to make a reservation, please contact Doug Bundy at dbundy@wilpark.org or (847) 256-9672


    PADDLE HUT & COURTS

    Our platform tennis facility is available for rental. It's the perfect spot for your small gathering or paddle party! Rentals at the Platform Tennis Club include all six courts and the paddle hut for 4 hours.

    Cost Capacity Additional options
    Residents: $400/hour
    Non-Residents: $500/hour
    48 people (inside Paddle Hut)
    *No limit on deck & courts
    Paddles & balls are available by request - arrange during reservation process

    Included with your rental:

    • Four hours on all six platform tennis courts
    • Four hours in the paddle hut, which includes:
      • Two indoor bathrooms
      • Bar w/eight stools
      • Six low tables w/24 chairs
      • Sofa and two leather chairs
      • Refrigerator
      • Microwave
      • Ice machine
      • Outdoor grill

    Additional Notes:

    • A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due at time of booking
    • Renters are responsible for event setup and takedown (facility must be left in the condition in which it was found)
    • Facility agreement and liability insurance are required for each reservation