Community Centers and Facility Rooms
At this time we have suspended rentals due to staff reductions from Covid-19. We are aware of the updated Phase 5 guidelines and we are re-evaluating our usage plans for our Community Centers. We anticipate facility rentals will resume once we have the proper staff in place. Please check back for any updates or changes. Thank you for your patience.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Curtin at email@example.com or 708.725.2051.
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, complete the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Park District 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.
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 Susan Curtin at 708-725-2051 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 Kayla Fauria at 708-725-2315 to check for availability.
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 Susan Curtin at 708-725-2051 to check for availability.
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.