Community Centers and Facility Rooms
ATTN: The Governor of Illinois has issued a Stay in Place order for all Illinois residents to help protect the public from the spread of Covid-19 disease. At this time all Park District rentals are cancelled through April 3. We are still accepting permit and rental applications however if restrictions are extended to the date of your event, it will be cancelled or postponed. If you have any question, please contact email@example.com or 708-725-2000.
The Park District of Oak Park offers rentals at many of its community centers and facilities for birthday parties, baby and wedding showers, family gatherings, meetings and more. For rental prices and details about a specific center please see community center/facility rental information. Once you have reviewed the information, you can call 708-725-2000 to check for availability. Submission of the form can be done in person, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by fax 708-725-2301.
The Park District of Oak Park highly encourages you to request a tour of a facility prior to signing a rental contract. Preschool programs take place at most of these facilities and preschool equipment and materials are in the rooms. Request a tour of our facilities.
NEW! Reduced Rates for Oak Park Non-Profit Organizations.
Oak Park Non-Profit organizations can now rent our community centers, for only $20/hour!
Centers available for rental: Andersen, Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center,
Barrie, Carroll, Field, Fox, and Longfellow. Rentals available Monday-Thursday 7pm-10pm, pending availability. 2 hr minimum rental required. Contact Customer Service at 708-725-2000 for more information.
Rental Opportunities at Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex
The Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex features a new regulation-sized ice arena and the ever-popular Ridgeland Common outdoor pool that are available for birthday party rentals. This community recreation hub also features two multi-purpose rooms (occupancy of 85 and 55) as well as a small conference room (occupancy 20) that are available for rental. For more information please see community center/facility rental information. Once you have reviewed the information, you can call 708-725-2000 to check for availability. Submission of the form can be done in person, by email (email@example.com), or by fax 708-725-2301.
View the Virtual Tour of the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex.
Large Activity Room
415 Lake Street
Medium Activity Room
415 Lake Street
Small Conference Room
415 Lake Street
Rental Opportunities at the Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center
The Austin Garden Environmental Education Center offers a rental opportunity for a group of 30 seated(w/tables) or up to 50 people in a classroom setting(w/o tables) within the main room overlooking the park. Please be aware the outdoor space and tables are also available to the park patrons.. For more information please see community center/facility rental information. Once you have reviewed the information, you can call 708-725-2000 to check for availability. Submission of the form can be done in person, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by fax 708-725-2301.
Submitting a Rental Request
Online (Recommended): Once you have reviewed the information, you can fill out, save, and email a completed application by email to (email@example.com). The Park District website will then review your application within 7-10 days. If confirmed, instructions for submitting the $100 damage deposit and rentals fees will be sent on a receipt via e-mail. Please note that payment of the damage deposit (and full payment of rental fees if scheduled less than a month in advance) must be paid within 3 business days after the confirmation is sent or the reservation will be cancelled.
Fax, Mail, or In Person: Complete and submit the Community Center/Facility Rental Application for review. Fax number is 708-725-2301. Rental requests made less than one month in advance must also include full payment for all rental fees in addition to the application and deposit. Applicants can expect to receive a response regarding their application within 7-10 business days after the request. Once approved, a confirmation will be sent via e-mail.
If you have any other questions regarding renting a room at a community center, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rental Opportunities at Our Historic Properties
Looking for a different type of venue for your special event? Check out the Oak Park Conservatory, Cheney Mansion, or Pleasant Home.