Fox Valley Park District

Birthday Parties

Fox Valley Park District offers 7 FUN-tastic locations for action-packed birthday fun! Create a memorable celebration for your child by choosing one of our many birthday party themes–or create your own! Themes range from sports, to pool parties, to nature parties and more.

For more information on themes, rates and availability, please view the locations and parties listed below.

Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm offers several scenic, picturesque settings that can accommodate large and small scale outings and events – receptions, family reunions, graduation parties, baby showers, meetings, retreats, company picnics. We help make your event a memorable success! Daytime and after-hour reservations are available for all locations.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

The Blackberry Farm Birthday Experience includes all-day admissions for 15 guests, 1 hour in a reserved party area with a birthday party attachment, pizza, drink and paper products that include a commemorative party cup for each child. Birthday child and party parents are free.

The Blackberry Farm Premium Birthday Experience includes all-day admissions for 15 guests, 90 minutes in a reserved party area with a birthday party attachment, pizza, drink, ice cream treat and paper products that include a commemorative party cup for each child. Birthday child and party parents are free.

Blackberry Experience Resident: $150; Non-Resident: $180
Blackberry Premium Experiences Resident: $180; Non-Resident: $210
Additional Child Resident: $10; Non-Resident: $12
Additional Adult Resident/Non-Resident: $4.50
Extra Pizza $16
Extra Party Cup $1.50

BIRTHDAY PARTY FAQs

Is the $50 deposit refundable?

Yes, the $50 security deposit is refunded within 10-15 business days of the event, less any additional guest or food costs.

What if we don’t have 15 children?

If less than 15 children attend, adults can be included in the package.

Are children under 2 free?

Yes, children under 2 are free and should not be included in the guest count. Food, beverage and gift are not included for children under 2.

Where are the birthday parties held? 

Birthday parties are staged at one of two party decks – Olivia’s Party Deck or Paco’s Party Dec. Both are located near the adventure playground and includes tables and chairs for 35 guests. 

What rides and activities are included with the birthday package?

All Blackberry Farm rides and amenities are included with the birthday party package. Special activities outside of daily admission fees are not included.

When can we begin set-up for our birthday party?

Set-up for birthdays parties can begin 10 minutes prior to the start time. We ask that all guests and items be removed from the party deck no later than 10 minutes after the party. Birthday parties are frequently booked back-to-back and these time restrictions help ensure all parties run at the times they are scheduled.

What food and drinks are included in the birthday package?

Both party packages include two cheese pizzas and two 2-liters bottles of pop. Additional food and drink can be purchased, or families may bring in additional food and drink. The Blackberry Premium Experience package includes an ice cream cup for each child. Minor items such as a cake for your party can be stored in the Blackberry Farm admissions office until the start of your party. Refrigeration is not available. Alcohol is not permitted at Blackberry Farm.

What happens is there’s rain or cold temperatures?

Blackberry Farm is open rain or shine; guests are encouraged to dress for the weather to enjoy the day. Weather related cancellations and refunds are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Experience Blackberry Party Package:
$150 resident / $180 non-resident

  • All-day admission for 15 guests
  • 1 hour in reserved party area with a birthday party attendant
  • Pizza, drinks and white paper products
  • Commemorative party gift for each guest
  • Birthday child and two adults per party are free
  • Additional child: $10 resident / $12 non-resident; Additional adult: $4.50
  • Extra pizzas available for small fee

Premium Experience Blackberry Party Package:
$180 resident / $210 non-resident

  • All-day admission for 15 guests
  • 90 minutes in reserved party area with a birthday party attendant
  • Pizza, drinks and white paper products
  • Commemorative party gift for each guest
  • Birthday child and two adults per party are free
  • Additional child: $10 resident / $12 non-resident; Additional adult: $4.50
  • Extra pizzas available for small fee

Call 630-892-1550 to make a reservation.

Blackberry Farm Birthday Party Request Form and FAQ

Outdoor Aquatic Centers

Party Themes:

  • Adventure Island Party (Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center)
  • Super Splash Party (Splash Country Water Park)

Package: $165 resident / $179 non-resident

  • All day water park admission for up to 15 guests for unlimited water park fun!
  • Reserved birthday party area, including picnic tables and balloon
  • Cheese pizza and 16 oz. soft drinks per person
  • Group photo-op (bring your camera)
  • Special gift for the guest of honor (mini-water blaster)
  • Free downloadable birthday party invitations with Aquatic Center logo and address.
  • Parties can be scheduled from Noon to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3:30 p.m., and 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Learn more about Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center
Learn more about Splash Country Water Park

To schedule an outdoor aquatic center birthday party, please contact Michael Hayes at 630-966-4502.

Reservation Form (PDF)
Rental Guidelines Agreement (PDF)

Red Oak Nature Center

Enjoy the great outdoors of Red Oak Nature Center and interact up close with nature! All Red Oak Nature Center birthday parties include two hour party room rental, one hour of naturalist-led activities, a special gift for the birthday child, and goodie bags for each guest.

Weekends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 3 to 5 p.m.
Residents: $150 / Non-residents: $210
Includes 15 children ($15 for each additional child)

Party Themes:

  • Amazing Animals
  • Create your own
  • Legend of the Cave
  • Nature Detectives
  • Survival Party
  • Campfire Party

Red Oak Nature Center Birthday Party Information

Learn more about Red Oak Nature Center

For more information or to make a reservation, call 630-897-1808.
Red Oak Birthday Party Request Form

Eola Community Center

Princess Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday with a real life princess! Party includes a 1 hour and 30 minute room reservation- 45 minutes of that time includes a princess visit. Also included is a photo backdrop, 2 balloon bouquets, and disposable table cloths. Parties are for up to 15 guests.

Saturdays: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Residents: $175 / Non-Residents: $195 / $100 deposit

Princess Party Request Form
Princess Party Invitation Download

Gymnastics, Superhero & Ninja Birthday Parties

Eola parties include 45 minutes of age-appropriate, organized activities and 45 minutes of room rental for food and gifts and party room set-up. Parties are for up to 25 guests.

Saturdays: 1:00 to 2:30 or 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Sundays: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Residents: $175 (up to 15 children)/ $10 each additional child
Non-Residents: $195 (up to 15 children)/ $13 each additional child
$100 non-refundable deposit

Ages 2 to 13; Children ages 2 to 3 years need to be accompanied by an adult

Party Themes:

  • Gymnastics Party 
    Gymnasts can celebrate their birthday as they swing, bounce and tumble through the air in the gymnastic room. The room features a blow-up air trak, mini trampoline, in-ground resi pit, vault, bars, beam and spring floor.
  • Superhero Party
    Superheroes will train in our Superhero Training Center full of obstacle courses, blow-up air track and activities that will suit every superhero!
  • NEW: Ninja Party
    This party combines unique obstacle courses and challenges with the fun and flexibility of a structured birthday celebration!

Gymnastics/Superhero/Ninja Birthday Party Request Form
Learn more about Eola Community Center

For more information or to make a reservation, call 630-851-8990.

Prisco Community Center

Enjoy the endless possibilities for birthday celebrations at Prisco Community Center! Party packages include a take-home craft plus a party attendant for set-up and clean-up.

Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Residents: $12 per guest / Non-residents: $15 per guest

Accommodate up to 20 guests

Ages 3 to 6

Party Themes:

  • Hawaiian Hula Party: Aloha! Enjoy this tropical-themed party by making leis and dancing with grass skirts.
  • Mad Science Party: E=MC…FUN! With hands-on science experiments.
  • Dinosaur Party: Jurassic Party! Play with dinosaurs, make dino prints and create a dinosaur!

Learn more about Prisco Community Center
For more information or to make a reservation, call 630-859-8660.

Vaughan Athletic Center

The Vaughan Athletic Center is a premiere birthday party location – with parties ranging from sports to pool parties – there’s something for everyone! All Vaughan birthday party packages include two hours in the party room, a party attendant for set-up and clean-up and choice of cheese pizza or hot dog meal with beverage, paper products, tableware and balloons.

Please make reservations 2 weeks in advance. A $75 deposit is required at the time of reservation.

*Monday to Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.

Accommodates 10 to 20 guests

Printable invitations are available online!

*Subject to staff availability on specific day; please contact us well in advance to arrange parties on these nights

General Party Invitation
Pool Party Invitation

Party Themes:

  • Indoor Playhouse Party
    Ages 3 to 6
    Residents: $12 per guest / Non-residents: $15 per guest
  • Sports Star Party
    Ages 6 to 12
    Residents: $14 per guest / Non-residents: $17 per guest
  • Outdoor Sports Star Party
    Ages 6 to 12
    Residents: $14 per guest / Non-residents: $17 per guest
  • Splash Away Pool Party
    All ages
    Residents: $15 per guest / Non-residents: $18 per guest
    *Additional hour of swimming: $5 per guest / Non-residents $7 per guest
  • Combo Party
    All ages
    Choice of 2 activities
    Residents: $19 per guest / Non-residents: $24 per guest

Learn more about Vaughan Athletic Center

For more information or to make a reservation, call 630-907-9600.

Programs At-A-Glance
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Active Adults
  • Leagues
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