We are the Perfect Place for All Your Events

Gurnee Park District is a great choice for your rental facilities needs. We offer many different rental areas and can accommodate up to 160 for a formal dinner or as small as 5 people for a small meeting. Our facilities are always clean, in excellent care and ready for your event.

Frequently held events:

  • Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Showers
  • Anniversaries
  • Baptism Parties
  • Communion Parties
  • Confirmation Parties
  • Quinceaneras
  • Reunions

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our Rental Coordinator or call 599-3760 for more information, available dates, tours and reservations.

Room Rentals

Room rentals are available at three park district locations:

Hunt Club Park Community Center
920 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee

Download the Hunt Club Park Community Center Facility Rental Application

This newly renovated space is loaded with technology upgrades including WiFi, projector with 106” screen, and an Xbox 360 with Kinect games. The Family Activity Room also features a private restroom and enclosed playground. Spacious counter top with two sinks plus tables and chairs for up to 50 make entertaining easy. Assorted toys, puzzles and games are also available.

Availability
Monday-Friday from 6:30 pm-Midnight
Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 am-Midnight

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Ideal for meetings, seminars or small gatherings; our 31’x 19’ Meeting Room includes a projector screen, dry erase board, Wi-Fi, 4’ countertop, 6’ tables & chairs.

Availability
Monday-Friday from 6:30 pm-Midnight
Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 am-Midnight

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Perfect for showers or birthdays this 41’ x 23’ room has hardwood floors, projector screen, Wi-Fi, 12’ countertop, sink, mini fridge, 6’ tables and chairs.

Availability
Monday-Friday from 6:30pm-Midnight
Saturday-Sunday from 8:00am-Midnight

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Viking Park Community Center
4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee

The Viking Park Dance Hall is a restored historic building dating back to 1911. This beautiful and unique venue combined with modern amenities is sure to be the perfect compliment to your event! Our kitchen is available for use and features a triple sink system, six-burner gas stove with standard oven, microwave, warming cabinet and commercial refrigerator. Also available is the use of our wet bar which includes an automatic ice machine, refrigerator, freezer, beverage cooler and ice sink.

The Dance Hall measures 60' x 50' and can comfortably seat 160 guests, with a beautiful wooden floor.

Every rental includes use of our 4' and 8' banquet & 60" round tables, white padded chairs and a limited amount of high chairs.  Coffee urns, coffee carafes, and water pitchers can be rented with a small refundable deposit. Liquor may be served or sold with required insurance and permits.

The Summer Kitchen may be rented April 15 - October 15 in conjunction with the Dance Hall to host an outdoor wedding ceremony with cocktail hour. Our tree-lined park provides a beautiful outdoor space for your special occasion with gorgeous photo opportunities. The Viking Park Dance Hall is an ideal location for large or small celebrations, banquets, seminars and meetings.

Availability
The Dance Hall is available for limited hours Monday-Thursday please call for availability. Friday-Sunday hours from 8:00 am-1:00 am with clean up complete by 2:00 am. The Dance Hall is not available for rental on January 1, Easter Sunday, July 4, Gurnee Days Weekend, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, or December 31. Park District Programs have priority in scheduling.

Reservations
At the time of reservation, proof or residency must be provided, the Dance Hall application must be filled out in full, and the security deposit paid. Reservations may be placed one year prior to the event with a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations must be placed in person at either Community Center. No reservations will be taken via phone. Reservations are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon completion of your application, the Rental Coordinator will contact you within 2 business days to discuss your request and answer any questions you may have. Submitting an application is not a confirmation of the rental.

Applications are available online and at both community centers.

Prospective renters have two options to view the Dance Hall. You may call for an appointment to view with the Rental Coordinator; however, appointments are not required. Stop in during business hours to check out the hall, kitchen and wet bar. We do ask that if there is a program in session, you come back at a later time.

Download the Viking Park Community Center Dance Hall Application

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The Viking Park Conference Room is 16' x 22' and can accommodate a max attendance of 18 seated, 30 theater style. Rental includes free Wi-Fi, use of tables, chairs, 10 cup coffee maker, water pitchers, sink, flip chart stand, podium, conference phone, and projector screen. Office supplies must be provided by the renter. Our Conference Room is an ideal location for small meetings or small group activities.

Availability
Monday-Friday from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 am-10:00 pm

Download the Viking Park Community Center Conference Room Application

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The Summer Kitchen may be rented April 15 - October 15 in conjunction with the Dance Hall to host an outdoor wedding ceremony with cocktail hour. Our tree-lined park provides a beautiful outdoor space for your special occasion with gorgeous photo opportunities. The Viking Park Dance Hall is an ideal location for large or small celebrations, banquets, seminars and meetings.

Download the Viking Park Summer Kitchen Application

Download the Viking Park Summer Kitchen Floor Plan

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Summer Shelter Rentals
Available April 15—October 15

Our five outdoor shelters are the ideal location for picnics, family parties and company outings. Exclusive use of courts and fields are available for an additional fee. A Picnic Pack of sports equipment is included and available for pick up prior to the rental. Rental includes picnic tables, grill, electricity and shared use of outdoor restrooms. All other days/times not listed below are on a first come/first served basis for groups of 40 or under. We have 360 tours available for all of these shelters. Please click on the shelter below to be taken to the webpage about that shelter and community park.

     1. Betty Russell Shelter, 5300 Pinewood Road, Gurnee
    2. Esper Petersen Park Gazebo, Corner of Kilbourne & Grand Avenue, Gurnee
    3. Hunt Club Park Shelter, 900 N. Hunt Club Road, Gurnee
    4. Viking Park Game Shelter, 4374 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee
    5.  O'Plaine Park Shelter,  O'Plaine Rd & Russell Avenue, Gurnee
 

Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center Pool Rentals

Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center offers a sand play area, waterfall, drop and water slides, activity pool, lap pool, kiddie pool, sand volleyball and spray ground!

Open Daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day:  12:00-7:00 pm
Children under 3 are free!

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Spend your birthday with us at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center soaking up the sun and playing in the pool! Download the Otter's Cove Birthday Party application for more information and pricing on Otter's Cover Birthday Parties.

Groups of 15-40 may use the Aquatic Center daily from 12:00p-7:00p at a discounted rate.

Download the Aquatic Center Group Rate Rental Application

Summer Camps may use the Aquatic Center weekdays from 10:00a-12:00p at a discounted rate - your Camp Staff is free! 

Download the Aquatic Center Camp Rental Application

FitNation—Indoor Pool Rental
1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee

Private rentals include exclusive use of our 86 degree indoor pool with supervision of lifeguards during the event. Viewing area can be set up to accommodate 25 guests seated with a max capacity of 50. Limited number of water noodles and lifejackets available. Liquor is prohibited.

Availability
Private rentals are available weekends from 7:00-9:00 pm.

Download the FitNation Indoor Pool Rental Application

Gymnasium Rentals
920 N. Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031

Max Capacity: 50
Full court gymnasium with six adjustable nets, room divider, bleachers and building attendant. Equipment included for basketball, volleyball and pickleball. Available before or after normal business hours. The scoreboard may be reserved for an additional fee.

Availability
Weekdays:  After 9:00 pm
Weekends:  Before 7:00 am or after 5:00 pm

Tours
Visit our Hunt Club Park Community Center front desk for a tour during business hours.

 

Contact Ron Dorsey at 847-599-3758 or via e-mail for use of baseball and soccer fields.

Special Use Park Permits

Attention Home Owners Associations!
Did you know that Gurnee Park District offers several amenities free of charge for annual Homeowners Association events held at Park District owned parks? An Association representative can request the installation of a 20'x30' tent, 6 trash receptacles, 10 picnic tables and a portable charcoal grill. To learn more about this service This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our Rental Coordinator or call 847-599-3760 for more information, available dates and reservations.

Download the Special Use Permit Application