Pavilion Rentals

Waukegan Park District Pavilion Rentals

Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, birthday party, anniversary, shower or family reunion, the Waukegan Park District has the accommodation for you! Call 847-360-4700 today for more information on how the Park District can help you plan your special gathering.


Bevier Park Picnic Pavilion

Bevier Park Picnic Pavilion

The outdoor shelter at Bevier Park is designed for small gatherings, such as baby showers or birthday parties.  The shaded pavilion is equipped with a grill and six picnic tables, which will seat about 48 people.  Parking and restrooms are nearby.  Other amenities at Bevier Park include basketball and tennis courts, and a walking path around the pond.  The courts are all open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bevier Park Picnic Pavilion (Maximum Capacity 50)

Seating capacity: 36 (6 tables). Limited electricity available.
Full day rental only.    Full day: 8am-sunset
Monday–Friday    $75/$110  Resident/Non-Resident
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday $80/$115

The basketball courts are available for rental.  Please contact the Athletic Supervisor at 847-782-3627 for more information.

Bowen Park Formal Garden

Bowen Park Formal GardenThe Formal Garden at Bowen Park offers a picturesque setting that is a favorite for small outdoor wedding ceremonies.  The gazebo is perfect as the center point of the ceremony, with the gardens as a beautiful backdrop for pictures.  Limited electricity is available.  Parking and restrooms are nearby.

  • Lilac Cottage is available for rental as a bride’s room, dressing areas or for small receptions.
  • For more information contact the Parks Department at 847-360-4725.

Bowen Park Formal Garden (Maximum Capacity 100) Rental per hour.

Limited electricity available.
Available: 8am-sunset
$80/$115 per hour

Janet Morrison Picnic Center

Janet Morrison Picnic CenterLocated in Bowen Park, the Janet Morrison Picnic Center is a terrific outdoor area for parties, reunions, or company picnics.  The shaded pavilion is located close to the brand new play equipment, the Jack Hofflander Wildflower Refuge, and the beautiful woods of Bowen Park.  The pavilion is equipped with grills. Parking and restrooms are nearby.  Maximum capacity is 185.

Seating capacity: 112 (14 tables). Limited electricity available.
Full day: 8am-sunset
Monday–Friday    $95/$130
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday $100/$135
(Limited availability June-August)

Hinkston Park Main Pavilion

Hinkston North Pavilion

In the midst of the mature trees of Hinkston Park, this pavilion is designed to host many types of outdoor events, from birthday parties and showers, to company picnics and family cookouts.  The shaded pavilion is equipped with grills. Restrooms are located in the pavilion, and parking is nearby.  Hinkston Park also has play equipment and a walking path.   Maximum capacity is 185.

Seating capacity: 112 (14 tables). Limited electricity available.
Full day: 8am-sunset   Monday–Friday    $95/$130
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday $100/$135



Washington Park Bandshell

Washington Park Bandshell

Located in Washington Park, near the corner of Washington and Glen Rock Streets, the bandshell can be used as a stage area for meetings and performances.  Note that there are no public restrooms in this area, and parking is limited. Washington Park Bandshell (Maximum Capacity 100)

Rental per hour. Limited electricity available with notice.
Available: 8am-sunset
Monday–Sunday   $75/$110 per hour


Security deposit refunds will be made after the facility has been inspected and is deemed clean and undamaged.