Are you looking for a fun, affordable birthday party for your child? At Gurnee Park District, we offer various themes and activities to ensure your child has the most memorable birthday! Parties designed for ages 3-12 yrs. (Ages and fees are party specific.) Your child's big day will include:
• two party hosts
• 90 minutes in length: 60 minutes of activities and 30 minutes for refreshments and presents (provided by the host)
• 12 guests included and additional guests are welcome for a nominal fee
• includes a decorated room and up to five 6-foot tables and 20 chairs. Tablecloths, wall and table decorations based on theme are provided
• all themed props and music. Party host will lead activities, help with serving your refreshments and assist with gift recording
• plates, utensils and napkins are provided. Serving bowls, cake knife, cake server, candles and a lighter are also included
• all parties are on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 1:00p or 3:30p
Please Note: Prices are subject to change.
Download the Birthday Party Application
Character Themed Party
Meet your favorite character - Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear, Woody or Jesse; Sesame Street's Elmo or Big Bird; The Hundred Acre Wood's Tigger, Winnie the Pooh or Eyeore; Mickey or Minnie Mouse; The Cat in the Hat; Sponge Bob or one of our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each child will receive a souvenir photo with their favorite character!
Help your feathered friends get their eggs back as they fight off the pigs. Don't let them be angry forever!
Make your children's dreams come true with a special visit from your their favorite princess! Live their story through games and activities for a happliy ever after good time! Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Anna, Elsa or Snow White are available to make a special apperance at your party!
All Star Dance Party
Our dance instructor will lead your party through warm ups and a choreographed dance routine. The guest of honor can choose from ballet, hip-hop, jazz or his or her own combination of dance styles. A variety of popular music featuring the latest artists is available.
Join us for a tropical getaway your child will not forget! See how low you can go under a limbo stick, and challenge your guests to a hula hoop contest!
Step right up and join the fun! Our Masters of Ceremonies will lead your guests in a variety of carnival games. Everyone is a winner at this fun-filled party!
Ahoy Mateys! Bring your friends on an adventure-filled journey in search of treasure and legendary fun. "X" marks the spot for this swashbuckling party!
Ultimate Sports and Games
Enjoy this high energy birthday party as our party leaders facilitate open gym play in one-half of the gymnasium. All equipment is provided, and guests six years and older may also enjoy a challenging climb on our climbing wall. (Ask about our Tiny Tots Open Gym birthday for our little guests!)
Nerf Time Party
Pump up your Nerf guns as we have a blast! Join us in our obstacle filled, indoor terrain with strategic cover for exciting capture the flag battles. (All attendees must bring their own Nerf guns and ammo. We provide protective eye wear for each guest.)
Calling all Padawans! Celebrate your birthday in the Star Wars Universe as young Jedi are encouraged to use the force to battle the Dark Side. May the Force be with you!
Pajama Day Spa
Wear your favorite pajamas, and join us for some fun! Enjoy a manicure and create lip gloss, body glitter or bath salts. Finish your day with something sweet as you decorate a cupcake or create an ice cream sundae.
Superhero Training Academy
Train with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman or Hawkeye to perfect your super powers! Children will be able to take home an official training certificate to show their new powers.
Celebrate your birthday at Otter’s Cove by speeding down water slides, free falling from the drop slides, relaxing on the deck, enjoying a meal with friends and family from our Cattail Cafe and blowing out candles in our party tent! You bring the cake, we bring the fun! It’s a birthday wish come true.
A birthday party package at Otter’s Cove includes admission for up to 15 children and thre adult chaperones, two hours of exclusive use of the Otter’s Cove party tent area, Birthday Party Attendant, candles, lighter, cake knife/server, tablecloths, Cattail Cafe meal combo selection for 18, a T-shirt for the birthday child and all the fun the Aquatic Center has to offer! Additional guests are welcome for an additional fee along with package add-ons.
Download the Otter's Cove Birthday Party Application
Birthday parties are available Memorial Day thru Labor Day with weekend party times of 11:30 am-1:30 pm, 2:00-4:00 pm and 4:30-6:30 pm. and weekday hours of 12:30a-2:30p and 4:30-6:30p. Limited weekday hours after August.
A minimum of seven business days is required to book a party. At the time of reservation, a proof of residency must be provided, the application completed and full payment received. Reservations must be placed in person at either Community Center, via fax or e-mail. Please note: Reservations will not be taken over the phone. Reservations are approved on a first come, first served basis, as measured by the receipt of a completed application and all related fees. Submitting an application does not guarantee confirmation of a rental. Rentals will be confirmed within two business days. Applications are available online and at both community centers.
Visit our Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center for a tour during business hours of 11:00 am -7:00 pm on weekends and 12:00p-7:00p on weekdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Birthday Package Regular Rates
Resident / Non-Resident
Party cost for 15 guests and 3 chaperones
$215 / $269
$12 / $18
Otter's Cove T-shirts for 14 children
$50 / $75