Des Plaines Park District

Facility Rentals

Picnic Shelters in Lake Park and West Park are available to rent for parties and events.
Picnic Shelter rentals begin on the first business day of January every year.
Fieldhouses and rooms in park district facilities are available for rent each season based on availability, and only after space has been allocated for all of our programs and events. We appreciate your patience at the start of each season.
Here are the 2017 dates when we know what is available for rent, and begin to book those spaces for community events and private parties.

  • Spring: February 6
  • Summer: April 10
  • Fall: July 17
  • Winter 2018: November 13, 2017

Note: The Fieldhouses are not available in summer, because they are home to our summer camps.

A complete list of Facility Rental Documents, including Information, Rates, and Rental Request Forms is on the right side of this page.

To view and download PDF booklets with photos of the facilities and rooms that are available to rent, click the Rental Facility Photos tab on the right side of this page.

For garden plot rental information, visit the Garden Plots page from the Programs tab

Questions? Contact: Mary Ann, 847-391-5700. MT@DPParks.org

How do I rent a room in a facility, a fieldhouse, or a picnic shelter in a park?

Park District facilities, rooms and picnic shelters are available for rental use when available. Since Park District programs have first priority and use all buildings Monday through Friday, facility spaces are generally more available on Saturdays and Sundays. Unfortunately, rentals are not available on legal holidays. Kitchen facilities are designed for limited food preparation as can be accommodated by a range, oven and refrigerator.

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Shelter rentals begin on the first business day of January every year.
Lake Park North Picnic Shelter: Seating for 72-80. Outdoor grill available.
Lake Park South Picnic Shelter: Seating for 64-72. Outdoor grill available. (This is the Optimist Club Picnic Shelter.)
West Park Picnic Shelter No 1: Seating for 32-40. Outdoor grill available and electrical outlet.
West Park Picnic Shelter No. 2: Seating for 32-40. Outdoor grill available and electrical outlet.

Facilities with a kitchen

Arndt Park Fieldhouse* Capacity: 100
Cumberland Terrace Fieldhouse* Capacity: 35
West Park Fieldhouse* Capacity: 100
Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 1 Capacity: 35
Prairie Lakes Mt. View Rooms 2 and 3 can be added for more capacity (120–135)
Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Room 1 Capacity: 50
Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Room 2 Capacity: 30
Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Rooms can be combined. Capacity: 80
*Not available June, July, August

Other rooms may be available at Prairie Lakes and the Leisure Center on weekends. Capacities vary from 30 to 60. Smoking is not permitted in any Park District facility. Alcohol consumption is not permitted in any District facility with the exception of Club Casa and the Banquet Room Golf Center. Rentals are handled on a first-come, first-served basis: rentals are not processed until all of the required forms are completed and submitted. There are time restrictions, and a deposit is required. For more information, and to start the process, please call 847-391-5700 between 8:30am and 5:00pm, weekdays.

Banquet Facility

The River Room, at the Golf Center Des Plaines. Capacity: 100
For the River Room website, with photos and menu, Click Here.
Club Casa provides provides all food and beverage, including alcohol, for meetings, parties, and special events in the River Room. Rentals are available throughout the week. Call 847-298-5100 for information and reservations.
E-mail: clubcasa@sbcglobal.net