Outdoor Facility Rental Options

Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, birthday party, anniversary, shower or family reunion, the Waukegan Park District has the accommodation for you! Call 847-360-4740 today for more information on how the Park District can help you plan your special gathering. For reservation information, click here.


Green Space (Designated)

This outdoor space is ideal for groups who wish to gather in the park without renting a pavilion, but would like a designated area to gather. These non-shaded spaces are equipped with a grill, 2 picnic tables and a trash barrel for your use. Other amenities will depend on the park. There are only a few parks that have designated green spaces.

Areas: Ben Diamond Green Space A, Bevier Park Green Space A & B, Bowen Park Green Space A, B & C, Clearview Park Green Space A (quiet park), Hinkston Park Green Space A & B, and Upton Park Green Space A. For fees and capacity maximum, please visit the Park Use Permit Guide and Application.

Seating: 2 tables, no electricity availability.
Available: Monday-Sunday 9am-sunset
Rates: See Park Use Permit Guide and Application

Green Space (Non-Designated)

Non-designated Green Spaces are perfect for individual who wish to gather in our parks in an open grass space. This area does not have a permanent sign but may be marked with a temporary sign. This type of space works for groups who plan to bring their own tables and chairs. Tables and trash barrels may be supplied with request and additional payment of fees. All of our parks allow for non-designated green space. For fees and capacity maximum, please visit the Park Use Permit Guide and Application.

Seating: No tables, no electricity available.
Available: Monday-Sunday 9am-sunset
Rates: See Park Use Permit Guide and Application

Bevier Park Pavilion

Bevier ParkThe 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. Maximum capacity 50.

Seating: 6 tables, limited electricity available.
Available: Monday–Sunday 9am-sunset
Resident $80/Non-Resident $115

Bowen Park Formal Garden

Bowen Park GazeboThe 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. Parking and restrooms are nearby. Maximum Capacity 100.

  • Lilac Cottage is available for rental as a bride’s room, dressing areas or for small receptions. For more information contact the Bryan Escobar at 847-360-4749.

Tables not available, limited electricity available.
Available: Monday- Sunday 9am-sunset
Resident $80/Non-resident $115 per hour

Bowen Park – Janet Morrison Picnic Center

Bowen ParkLocated 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 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 185.

Seating: 14 tables, limited electricity available.
Available: Monday–Sunday 9am-sunset
Resident $100/Non-Resident $135

Clearview Park Pavilion

Clearview ParkThe outdoor shelter at Clearview Park is designed for small gatherings. The shaded pavilion is equipped with a large grill and nine picnic tables, which will seat about 72 people. Parking and restrooms are nearby. Other amenities at Clearview Park include basketball, splash pad area, play equipment, and walking path with exercise equipment. Maximum capacity 50

Seating: 9 tables, limited electricity available.
Available: Monday-Sunday 9am-sunset
Resident $100/Non-Resident $135

Corrine J. Rose Pavilions (Formerly Belvidere Park)

Corrine J. Rose Pavilion A

Pavilion A is located outside of SplashZone near the indoor buildings (Park Place/Belvidere Rec. Center). The pavilion is equipped with a grill, picnic tables and trash barrels. This outdoor facility is designed for medium gatherings such as birthday parties, reunions, or family picnics. Parking and restrooms are nearby.  Other amenities at this park include basketball courts, play equipment, walking path, exercise equipment, percussion play area, tennis courts, volleyball court, baseball field and SplashZone. Note that rental of the pavilion does not guarantee entrance to SplashZone. Maximum capacity 50.

  • SplashZone is available for group rentals. For more information contact Shelby McDonald at 847-782-3628.

Seating: 6 tables.
Available: Monday-Sunday 9am-sunset
Resident $100/Non-resident $135

Corrine J. Rose Pavilion B

Pavilion B is located outside of SplashZone near the baseball field. The pavilion is equipped with a grill, picnic tables and trash barrels. This outdoor facility is designed for medium gatherings such as birthday parties, reunions, or family picnics. Parking and restrooms are nearby.  Other amenities at this park include basketball courts, play equipment, walking path, exercise equipment, percussion play area, tennis courts, volleyball court and SplashZone. Note that rental of the pavilion does not guarantee entrance to SplashZone. Maximum capacity 50.

  • SplashZone is available for group rentals. For more information contact Cameron Crombie at 847-782-3621.

Seating: 6 tables
Available: Monday-Sunday  9am-sunset
Resident $100/Non-resident $135

Hinkston Park Pavilion

Hinkston ParkIn 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 in the pavilion, and parking is nearby.  Hinkston Park also has play equipment and a walking path. Maximum capacity 185.

Seating: 14 tables, limited electricity available.
Available: Monday–Sunday 9am-sunset
Resident $100/Non-resident $135

King Park Pavilion


Located in King Park, this picnic pavilion is a great place for family get togethers, grilling with neighbors and just chilling. The picnic pavilion is located near the playground, ballfield and challenge course. A restroom is nearby. Rentals include picnic tables, grills and trash receptacles. Maximum capacity  35.

Seating capacity: 4 tables
Available: Monday-Sunday 9am-sunset
Resident $50/Non-resident $85

Washington Park Bandshell

Washington ParkLocated 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. Maximum Capacity 100.

Tables not available, limited electricity.
Available: Monday–Sunday 9am-sunset
Resident $75/Non-resident $110 per hour