Indoor Room Rentals

From birthday parties to bridal showers, wedding celebrations to family gatherings, the Waukegan Park District various venues for events.

Belvidere Recreation Center

Belvidere Recreation CenterThe Belvidere Recreation is ideal for family reunions, group parties, Sunday services, and meetings. With seating up to 150 people this facility can accommodate all your needs for that perfect event or meeting.  Renter must be at least 21 years old to reserve a date. A security deposit is required to secure a rental along with valid identification. Please note if you are planning a youth party (any event for ages 13-20 years old) a police presence is required for an additional fee of $67 per hour. Reservations are accepted year round for this facility.

To reserve a space for your event or meeting, contact Jen Dumas at or (847) 360-4705.

Security deposit: $150 Kitchen available: $70 flat fee.

Multipurpose Room Rental Rates

$81/hour4 hours or less
  • Saturdays and Sundays
$71/hour5 hours or more
  • Saturdays and Sundays

Jane Addams CenterJane Addams Center (Exterior)

The Jane Addams Center, located at 95 Jack Benny Drive in Waukegan, is named in honor of Jane Addams, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and co-founder of the Joseph T. Bowen Country Club. The Jane Addams Center has a maximum capacity of 100 individuals and is ideal for family reunions, group parties, religious services, or meetings. For more information and to reserve the building, contact Jen Dumas at or (847) 360-4705.

Rental Rates

$35/hourPer Hour
  • Monday - Friday
$78/hour4 hours or less
  • Saturdays and Sundays
$69/hour5 hours or more
  • Saturdays and Sundays

Jane Addams Center

Lilac Cottage
1911 N. Sheridan Rd., Bowen Park

Are you having a bridal or baby shower?  Are you looking for a bride’s room prior to for your wedding in the Bowen Park Formal Garden? Are you tired of having your company “team” meeting at the office? Tables and chairs are available for small parties of 24. Amenities include coffee makers, punch bowl and ladle, stove, refrigerator and microwave. Kitchen with serving area: $30 per rental. The main room at Lilac has a wonderful sun porch* that overlooks beautiful Bowen Park. Rentals require a minimum of 2 hours and a $75 security deposit is required to hold the date. Lilac Cottage is not suitable for children/youth parties. Contact the Jack Benny Center for the Arts 847-360-4740 to inquire about room rentals at Lilac Cottage.

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Dr. Lynn Schornick Theatre
39 Jack Benny Dr., Bowen Park

Jack Benny Center for the Arts

The Dr. Lynn Schornick Theatre is the home to the Bowen Park Theatre and Opera Companies and seats up to 99 in a comfortable stadium style seating. The theatre may be rented for theatrical and musical performances as well as group meetings. For more information and to rent the facility, call (847) 360-4744.

Rental Rates

  • Monday - Friday
  • Saturday - Sunday

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Dance Studio* Jack Benny Center
39 Jack Benny Dr., Bowen Park

The JBC Dance Studio is available for rental for practice or rehearsals.

  • Weekdays $75/hr
  • Weekends $100/hr
  • Please call 847-360-4744 for details and security deposit fees.

*Cultural Arts programming allows for minimal availability of the theatre and dance studio for rentals.

Bonnie Brook Clubhouse
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Bonnie Brook Clubhouse
2800 N. Lewis Ave.

Consider the Waukegan Park District’s Bonnie Brook for your next meeting or celebration. Our picturesque setting, beautiful banquet rooms with full service dining and bar, friendly staff and careful attention to detail will help make your experience memorable for both you and your guests.

We are experts at anticipating and meeting your needs, no matter the occasion. Call Ralph Sabatini for more information (847) 360-4734 or click here to contact staff at Bonnie Brook


General Rules for Room Rentals:

  • Alcohol consumption is not permitted in any indoor/outdoor facility.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any indoor facility.
  • Use of the kitchen is available at the Belvidere Recreation Center, Field House, Lilac Cottage, and the Jane Addams Center for an additional fee.
  • For continuous rentals, such as church services, please call the Reservation Clerk at 847-360-4700.
  • No items can be stored at the facility before or after contracted rental time.
  • At all indoor rentals, a supervisor is present throughout the length of the rental.
  • Damage to the facility will result in the loss of the rental deposit.
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to the rental date, youth parties 1 month.
  • Contracted hours must include decorating and clean up hours.
  • Failure to abide by the rental contract may result in deposit loss or shut down of the rental. Time lost will not be reimbursed.
  • Rental deposits are return 7-10 working days after the rental as long as all contract rules have been adhered to.
  • Each rental facility has additional rules and regulations. Please review your rental contract or permit before signing.