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Park Permits & Rentals

Facility Rentals

Looking for a  place to call your own for a few hours?  Host your family and friends at one of our indoor locations. Our options cater to a wide variety of needs and interests, whether you are looking to hold a child’s birthday party or a venue for a business meeting.

winterfest-29Centennial Ice Arena
3100 Trail Way

You can skate, glide, tumble and flip your way to great fun. Centennial Ice Arena provides you with the choice of a gymnastic or ice skating party. These are two great choices with no experience necessary to participate in either activity. Learn more

img_9967Deer Creek Racquet Club
701 Deer Creek Parkway

Rent a court for an hour of tennis games and fun. A professional staff member will devise games of all types to assure that everyone regardless of ability has a fun-filled, active time.  Learn more


160910_pdhpcampfire_dsc_7127Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road

Heller Nature Center includes a 97-acre nature preserve with three miles of walking trails.  The unique, natural and comfortable surroundings of Heller make it a great choice for celebrations. Host your next group meeting, family gathering or birthday surprise in a tranquil and inviting room. Our spacious Multi-Purpose Room can accommodate up to 100 people and includes tables, chairs, and kitchen use.  Or, for a fun outdoor event, rent our Fire Ring. Perfect for a campfire for up to 25 people. Heller Nature Center will provide wood, lighter, and water tank.  Learn more

dsc_4601Hidden Creek AquaPark
1220 Fredrickson Place

Stage your next party at Hidden Creek AquaPark. Have fun speeding down the water slides, free falling from the drop slide, climbing through the water playground, building sand castles in the sand area or just relaxing on the deck.  Party packages are available. Learn more



HPCC-Course fairwayHighland Park Country Club
1207 Park Avenue West

Highland Park Country Club provides all of its guests with a spectacular view of the golf course, world-class personalized service, delectable food and a location that’s extremely accessible. With a capacity of over 350 guests, the Club can cater to any size group for weddings, mitzvahs, association meetings, luncheons, lectures, golf outings or charity fundraisers. The experienced staff here at the Club pays the closest attention to every detail to ensure your event is flawless.  Learn more

Highland Park Golf Learning Center
2205 Skokie Valley Highway

Enjoy 18 holes of adventure golf and use of the patio. A microwave and refrigerator are available for your use. Decorate as you wish, but remember to clean up after you’ve finished. Special arrangements can be made for parties greater than 20. Adult party rental information available upon request.  Rentals are only available during the summer operating season. Learn more

Beach_sailboatsPark Avenue/North Shore Yacht Club
31 Park Avenue

Enjoy a celebration, birthday party, rehearsal dinner, graduation party or corporate outing at the North Shore Yacht Club. Rentals include use of the main hall, the fireplace lounge, observation deck, complete kitchen and beach area south of the launch ramp. There are tables and chairs to accommodate 50 individuals (rental capacity 60).  Learn more


Recreation Center of Highland Park
1207 Park Avenue West
847.579.4049 (Debbie Pierce)

A modern facility with a variety of rental opportunities awaits you for your next birthday party, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, special event, fundraiser, or corporate outing. Transform our spaces into the perfect venue for your stylish party. The pool, gymnasiums and multipurpose rooms are available for rental. Let’s Party Together! The Recreation Center of Highland Park and the Highland Park Country Club have come together to offer you elegance, style and fun for your teen party (Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16), corporate outing, adult party or fundraiser. Mix and match the offerings from the Recreation Center and Country Club to create the perfect party for your group.  Learn more

l7c9165Rosewood Beach

Hold your next event along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! The Rosewood Interpretive Center is the perfect spot for group meetings, family gatherings, or birthday parties and can accommodate up to 50 people.

Rental of the Interpretive Center includes:

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Sunset Valley Golf Course
1390 Sunset Road

The Clubhouse at Sunset Valley Golf Course provides the perfect intimate setting for any gathering, whether it be a bridal or baby shower, a graduation celebration, a company event, a birthday bash, an engagement or anniversary party, or holiday get-together. Rentals are available every evening from November 1-March 31.  Learn more

img_9787West Ridge Center
636 Ridge Road

Room rentals available for all occasions. Reservations must be made in-person and up to 90 days in advance. We have special rates for not-for-profit groups and weekly renters.All rooms with the exception of the multi-purpose room hold a maximum of 30 people. The multi-purpose room can hold a maximum of 100 people. Learn more

 Picnic & Park Permits

Groups of 12 or more wishing to use park grounds or picnic in the park are required to secure a permit prior to their visit. There is designated group picnicking in Danny Cunniff, Larry Fink Memorial, Rosewood and Sunset Woods Parks. Sunset Woods Park has two open-sided pavilions available for use by groups of up to 100, and Danny Cunniff Park has a pavilion for groups of 50 or less. The District’s park ranger and City police patrol and check for valid permit holders. Only residents may make reservations beginning Monday, March 6th. Open reservations start Wednesday, April 5.

Registration Information & Fees
Registration must be done in-person at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, at least 10 days prior to the picnic date to secure a permit. Registration hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-6:30pm, Friday, 8:30am-5pm & Saturday, 9am-noon.