Birthday Parties

Take the stress out of party planning – let us run your child’s next birthday party for you! Simply download the Birthday Party Guide below and submit your application in person or via email.

Birthday Party Details:

  • Party package includes a party leader to organize your party activities, decorate tables, paper products, tableware, and all other activities; FREE open gym pass for each guest; and clean-up.
  • $300 for Residents, $375 for Non-Residents paid in full at the time of reservation. Character Fun Time theme is $350 for Residents, $437 for Non-Residents.*
  • 15 children per party (Birthday Child and siblings are included).
  • Additional guests (up to 20 max.) costs an additional $15 per guest.
  • Parties are only available on Saturdays or Sundays and will last 90 minutes, with 60 minutes of activity and 30 minutes for food & refreshments. Renters may provide cake and/or other food and beverages.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, or other substances are prohibited at any Grayslake Park District facility.
  • Reservations for birthday parties must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Parties are set up for children only (parents are welcome to stay).

Booking Procedures:

  • Fill out this application and submit payment in full. Once your reservation application and payment have been processed, renter will be sent a confirmation via email.
  • Once confirmed, please email on the Wednesday before the party with the total number of RSVP’s. On the day of the party, the renter may arrive 15 minutes prior to the party time.
  • Cancellation policy: Parties cancelled up to 2 weeks before the party date will receive a 75% refund, or can be rescheduled for a fee of $25. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks from the party date are nonrefundable, or can be rescheduled for a fee of $25.

Birthday Party Themes:

Character Fun Time*
Ages: 1-4 years
We will read stories, make fun crafts, and enjoy time with your favorite character. Choose one of the following characters: Elmo, Winnie the Pooh, Blues Clues, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Cookie Monster, or Olaf.

Little Tykes/Gym Time Fun
Ages: 1-4 years
Enjoy fun, supervised, open gym time with parachute games, obstacle course, scooters, riding toys, and more open play options.

Shakes & Wiggles
Ages: 1 – 5 years
Have a blast playing musical games like limbo, hokey-pokey, freeze dance, musical chairs, and so much more!

Slime Time Fun
Ages: 4 – 8 years
Have an ooey-gooey fun time creating your own slime and exploring hands-on activities. Each child will create their own slime to take home.

Wacky Games
Ages: 4 – 7 years
High-energy games and activities, such as red-light/green-light, ship/shore/water, line tag, sharks and minnows, and scooter races.

Sports Party
Ages: 4 – 14 years
Play a variety of your child’s favorite sports in the gym. Choose from basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, soccer, or relay races!

NERF Party
Ages: 5 – 14 years
Our party host(s) will transform the gym into a NERF battle arena. All equipment and ammo will be provided. Each child must wear eye protection to participate. Participants are welcome to bring their own NERF guns.

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact Recreation Supervisor Tracy Putkonen at (847) 223-7529 or