Outdoor Pool Parties

Pool parties are a unique way to celebrate birthdays, graduations, neighborhood get-togethers and so much more! 

Choose one of the Park Ridge Park District outdoor pools as the place to host your party.

Facility Rental for a Private Event

Registration for 2024 outdoor pool rentals opened on April 1, ONLINE ONLY at prparks.org. For more information on outdoor pool rentals, call 847-292-8921.

Reserve Your Event

To find out more information or to book a party, please contact our party staff at 847-292-8921 or by email.

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Centennial Aquatic Center

100 S. Western Avenue, Park Ridge

The Centennial Aquatic Center has something for everyone: from a zero-depth entry pool with spray features to exciting flume slides that twist and turn. Rent the leisure pool, wading pool, or whole facility for your gathering. Party packages are also available during open swim times. Centennial Aquatic Center rental dates are available beginning May 28.

Private rentals of the Leisure Pool are available daily from 8:00pm-10:00pm. The Wading Pool is available to add on to evening rentals. Private Leisure Pool or Wading Pool Rentals are also available on weekend mornings.

Leisure Pool Evening Rentals: 
Daily, 8:00pm-10:00pm    
Fee: $470 R / $606 NR
Add Wading Pool: $100 R / $125 NR

Leisure Pool Max Capacity: 400 people
Wading Pool Max Capacity: 150 people

Reserve Leisure Pool Evening Rental

Morning Rentals:
Sat & Sun, 9:00am-10:30am
Leisure Pool: $355 R / $441 NR
Wading Pool: $240 R / $330 NR

Reserve Leisure Pool Morning Rental

Reserve Wading Pool Morning Rental

Centennial Aquatic Center

Centennial Aquatic Center Birthday Parties

Parties are available 7 days a week; reserved between 12:30pm-7:00pm. The Party package includes food choice and patio area for 1½ hours.

15 guests, includes birthday child: $305 R / $379 NR 
Additional 5 guests: $60 R / $85 NR 

Centennial Aquatic Center Birthday Parties

Hinkley Pool

25 Busse Highway, Park Ridge

Located a short walk from uptown Park Ridge, Hinkley Pool is a five-lane, thirty-three yard pool with a one-meter springboard. It also features a grassy picnic area, volleyball court, and snack machine area. Hinkley Pool rental dates are available beginning June 1.

Private rentals at Hinkley Pool are available daily from 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Fee: $400 R / $580 NR
Max Capacity: 300 people

Reserve Hinkley Pool Rental

Prospect Park Splash Pad

733 N. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge

The Splash Pad features a large, pirate-themed water play area. Located in Prospect Park, the Splash Pad is appropriate for children ages 12 years and younger. It features a tot slide, interactive water features, a grassy picnic area, concessions, and restrooms in the Paula Hassell O’Connor Community building. It is conveniently located next to the Prospect Park playground for additional fun! Prospect Park Splash Pad rental dates are available beginning May 28.

Private rentals are available daily from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Fee: $240 R / $330 NR
Max Capacity: 180 people

Private Splash Pad Party with Room Rental at the Paula Hassell O'Connor Community Building:

• $87 Resident / $131 Non-Resident per hour (Receive 25% off with a Splash Pad Rental)
• Liquor license not available
• Max Capacity: 120 people for full room

Private Pool Party with Prospect Park Pavilion Rental

• $60 Resident / $120 Non-Resident for 4 hours
• Liquor license not available
• Max capacity: 30 people

Reserve Prospect Park Splash Pad Rental

South Park Wading Pool

833 Talcott Avenue, Park Ridge

This wading pool adjacent to South Park Recreation Center is the perfect place to bring toddlers and infants. It features a zero-depth entry, interactive water features, tot slide, grassy picnic area right outside the facility, and restrooms in the main building. It is conveniently located next to South Park playground for additional fun! South Park Wading Pool rental dates are available beginning May 28.

Private rentals are available daily from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Fee: $120 R / $130 NR
Max Capacity: 90 people

Private Wading Pool Rental with Room Rental at the South Park Rec Center:
• 25% discount on room rental at the South Park Rec Center
• Liquor license not available

Reserve South Park Wading Pool Rental

Pool Party FAQs

How many guests can I have at my Private Rental?

  • 400 guests at Centennial Aquatic Center Leisure Pool
  • 150 guests at Centennial Aquatic Center Wading Pool
  • 300 guests at Hinkley Pool
  • 180 guests at Prospect Park Splash Pad
  • 90 guests at South Park Wading Pool

Please note that regardless of party size, there must be one adult over 21 supervising every 12 kids under 21. In addition, any attendees who cannot swim independently (including with a lifejacket or puddle jumper), must have an adult with arms reach of them in the water.

What are the things I CANNOT bring to my pool party?

Glass, non-Coast Guard approved flotation devices, alcohol, outside rented equipment, and entertainment are not allowed. Folding tables, chairs, tents, etc are also prohibited.

What are some things that I CAN bring to my pool party?

  • Coast Guard approved flotation devices (lifejackets and puddle jumpers)
  • Food or drink
  • Party decorations

For your convenience, a catering menu is available for all pool parties.

Limited refrigeration is available at CAQ and Hinkley. South Park & Splash Pad do not have a refrigerator available.

Can I come in early to set up?

15 minutes set-up and clean-up are included in your rental. Please check in with the pool manager (or cashier at Prospect Park Splash Pad) upon arrival.

What happens if there is bad weather?

If the forecast looks undesirable leading up to your party, you can call to try and reschedule. A 24-hour notice for cancellations is required to receive your full reservation amount back. If it is less than one business day away from your party, we will keep a $50 cancellation fee. All weekend rentals would need to be canceled by Friday 24 hours prior to receive the full amount back.

If there is inclement weather (thunder, lighting or temperature below 68 degrees) the day of your party and we are forced to close the pool, you will get a credit to your account. We are not able to reschedule any outdoor parties to indoor facilities.