Indoor Room Rentals

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

Belvidere Recreation Center

412 S Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

The 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 Matt Trujillo at or (847) 360-4706.

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Jane Addams Center

95 Jack Benny Dr, Waukegan, IL 60087

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 contact Matt Trujillo at or (847) 360-4706.

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Lilac Cottage

1911 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

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.

Dr. Lynn Schornick Theatre

39 Jack Benny Dr, Waukegan, IL 60087

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.

Dance Studio at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts

39 Jack Benny Dr, Waukegan, IL 60087

The Dance Studio at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts is available for rental for practice or rehearsals.

Weekdays: $75/hr
Weekends: $100/hr

Maximum Capacity: 30 Individuals

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.

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Bonnie Brook Clubhouse

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.

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