Des Plaines Park District

Facility Rentals

Facility RentalsThe South Picnic Pavilion in Lake Park

The Basics

Park District facilities, rooms and picnic pavilions 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 Pavilion rentals begin on the first business day of January every year.
Pavilions are available in Blackhawk Park, Lake Park, and West Park for parties, and events.
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 will begin to book facility rentals for that season.

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

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

Each facility has a packet with a rental application, rental rates, and specific information about that facility.
A PDF of photos is available as a download.
If you have questions about renting one of these facilities, please contact Mary Ann at 847-391-5700 or via email MT@DPParks.org

Rental Facilities

FACILITY FORMS PHOTOS  ADDRESS
Arndt Park Fieldhouse PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Blackhawk Park Picnic Pavilion PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Cumberland Terrace Fieldhouse PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Lake Park Clubhouse PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Lake Park North Picnic Pavilion PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Lake Park Optimist Picnic Pavilion PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Lake Park South Picnic Pavilion PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Leisure Center PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Prairie Lakes Mt View Rooms PDF  PDF  Map and directions
Prairie Lakes Meeting Rooms PDF  PDF  Map and Directions
West Park Fieldhouse PDF  PDF  Map and directions
West Park Picnic Pavilions PDF  PDF  Map and directions

 

Picnic Pavilion Amenities

Picnic Pavilion rentals begin on the first business day of January every year.
Picnic tables can accommodate 8–10 people.

PAVILION AMENITIES
Blackhawk Park Picnic Pavilion 9 tables, grill, electrical outlet
Lake Park North Picnic Pavilion 8 tables, grill, electrical outlet
Lake Park Optimist Picnic Pavilion 9 tables, grill, 2electrical outlets
Lake Park South Picnic Pavilion 9 tables, grill, electrical outlet
West Park Picnic Pavilion No 1 4 tables, grill, electrical outlet
West Park Picnic Pavilion No. 2 4 tables, grill, electrical outlet

The Optimist Pavilion is a generous gift to the the park district from the Optimist Club of Des Plaines.

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.

Garden Plots

For garden plot rental information, visit the Garden Plots page, or contact Cindy Yelich. 847-391-5711 cyelich@DPParks.org

Banquet Facility

The River Room, at the Golf Center Des Plaines. Capacity: 100
For the River Room website, with photos and menu, Click Here. River Room rentals are not booked by the park district.
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