Themed birthday parties

Your child will love the party and so will you! Create an unforgettable birthday party with the Downers Grove Park District's Birthday Party Service. Just invite the guests and leave the planning and mess up to us! All themed parties are filled with a variety of games and activities. Requests must be submitted at least four weeks in advance. Complete a party request and you will be contacted within 3-7 business days. It's as simple as that!



Party Availability

  Morning Afternoon
Saturdays 10am-12pm 1-3pm

Parties Include:

  • Party time is 2 hours (1 hour of staff led games and activities, 1 hour of personal time)
  • Up to 20 guests (including the birthday child and participating siblings) and 2 adults
  • Decorated room
  • Two party hosts to lead games and activities
  • Table coverings, plates and napkins


Princess Party (Ages 3-6)

Your little princess will have a royal good time while dressing up as princesses and creating enchanting memories. Available at Lincoln Center.

Princess Party Fee: $300 residents/$330 non-residents

Superhero Party (Ages 3 - 6)

Your little Superhero and friends will have a blast decorating their own Superhero mask and flying through an assortment of obstacles and challenges as they hone their super powers. Available at Lincoln Center.

Superhero Party Fee: $275 residents/$305 non-residents

Safari Party (Ages 3 - 6)

Embark on you very own safari adventure and scavenger hunt! Decorate a binocular craft to aid in this adventure. Safari themed activities will be played and each child will take home a plush animal and safari hat. Available at Lincoln Center.

Safari Party Fee: $275 residents/$305 non-residents


Balloon Animal Party (Ages 3+)

Balloon Animals . . . They're a huge hit at birthday parties! And now your party can have balloon animals being made non-stop for 45 minutes by the Magic Team of Gary Kantor. Dogs, butterflies, swords, giraffes, etc. And at the end of the party all the kids will get to take home their very own collection of assorted balloon animals.

Balloon Animal Party Fee: $350 residents/$380 non-residents


Magic Party (Ages 4+)

Make your party unique, entertaining, and memorable with the incredible magic of Gary Kantor. You will see vanishing acts, card tricks, mind-reading, and much more! All shows are interactive - your child will come up on stage and become a junior magician right before your eyes. Lots of audience participation and laughter.

Magic Party Fee: $350 residents/$380 non-residents


Tie Dye Party (Ages 6 - 10)

Get colorful with us as we celebrate your child with some tie dye fun. Each guest will create and take home their very own tie dye masterpiece. White t-shirts will be provided.

Tie Dye Party Fee: $315 residents/$345 non-residents


Paint & Take Party (Ages 6 - 10)

Let your creativity flow in our ceramic studio! Guests will paint ceramic pottery pieces that are ready to take home the same day.

Paint & Take Party Fee: $300 residents/$330 non-residents



DIY Party

Don't want to host your child's party at your house? The Downers Grove Park District has you covered! We'll provide the room, decorations and paper goods, you provide the fun! Available at the Lincoln Center.

DIY Party Fee: $175 residents/$205 non-residents

DIY Parties Include:

  • 2 hours of decorated indoor party room
  • Up to 25 guests (including birthday child, siblings and adults)
  • Table covers, plates and napkins (choose from an assortment of colors)

What you're welcome to bring for DIY Parties:

  • Games/Activities
  • Additional food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • The FUN!!

If you are interested in renting additional space (room or gym) at Lincoln Center in addition to your DIY party, let us know and we will help facilitate that rental. No discounts are given for additional room rentals and rentals are subject to availability.




facility rental information

This conveniently located community center offers room rentals for groups of 10 to 120 people. Perfect for business meetings, seminars or group gatherings. Amenities at this facility include an auditorium, gymnasium and renovated kitchen.


Facility Hours of Operation

Rental requests received outside of our hours of operation will be considered based on staff availability.

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Security Deposit

A $100 refundable deposit will be required for each room rented and paid at the time of reservation along with any rental fees. The deposit will only be retained to cover any excessive clean up cost, additional rental time not specified in agreement, any damage to property or equipment or any missing equipment. Deposit amounts not retained will be refunded within 3 business days of the conclusion of the rental. If maintenance or damage exceeds the security deposit amount, the renter remains responsible for those costs and must submit payment within two weeks of the rental date.

Fees and Charges

Listed below are room rates applicable for rentals conducted within *Lincoln Center's Hours of Operation, room capacities and various equipment available for rent at Lincoln Center. Room capacities and styles listed are most requested. Park District residents receive a 10% discount on facility fees for rentals that take place Monday-Thursday.

*Fees are based on the dates reserved.

Area Capacity Room 2024 Hourly Rate
Gym 100/determined by program 104 $75
Auditorium Theater/120
304 $135
Multi-Purpose Room Theater/30
105 $70
Multi-Purpose Room Theater/40
307 $70
Multi-Purpose Room Theater/32
Classroom/ 12
404 $70
Multi-Purpose Room
Includes Mini-Kitchen
503 $70
Kitchen - add on only 8 / class use 302 $30
Dance Room 20 / No chairs 403 $40

Overtime Charges

A fee of $40 per hour will be applied for rental time outside our hours of operation and/or for rental time not specified in the agreement.


Equipment Rental

The following equipment is available for rental in conjunction with facility rentals and is based on availability. A separate deposit may be required.

Audio/Visual Equipment - $25 per item

  • TV/DVD/Blu Ray
  • Podium
  • Microphones/Speakers
  • Video Screen
  • LCD Projector


Setup Diagrams

Click on each setup style below to get an idea for your specific event needs.