Party with the Park District
Contact each facility for information and reservations.
Gym Time Fun Parties-
RIVERPLEX ARENA: 691-1550
A birthday in the RiverPlex Arena is the place for fun! We’ll customize to fit your needs. The basic package includes a personalized cake, drinks, ice cream, plates, napkins, spoons, and candles. During your two-hour event, kids will have 1½ hours of exclusive open gym time where they can play a variety of games including basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, soccer, scooters, parachute, balls, hula hoops, tumbling, climbing apparatus and more. The last ½ hour you will celebrate with cake, ice cream, etc. in a semi-private room.
Fee: $100 (members) or $110 (nonmembers) for up to 20 children; $2/additional child.
Book a party at the AquaPlex, the huge indoor water park inside the RiverPlex, and receive 90 minutes of swimming, followed by 30 minutes in a private party room for cake and ice cream. Also includes drinks, plates, napkins and cups. We set it up and clean it up – all you have to do is show up!
Fee: $130 (members) or $140 (non-members) for up to 15 children.
• AFRICA! PACKAGE ($225): Includes private room in Africa! overlooking the giraffe yard for 2 hours, invitations, a party coordinator who runs the party, ½ sheet cake, punch, plates, cups, napkins, a visit from our animal ambassadors, a tour of the Zoo and a t-shirt for the birthday child.
* Price includes admission for up to 15 people.
Additional adults are admitted at the regular admission price of $9 per adult. Additional children are welcome at $10.00 per child.
$50 deposit is required at time of booking party, the remainder of the balance must be paid 1 week before that party.
Gift bags- $3.95/person (ideal for ages 4-9)
Food available at lodge April-September (call for details)
• TROPICS PACKAGE ($200**): Includes a private room in our tropics building overlooking the sea lion pool for 1.5 hours, invitations, a party coordinator who runs the party, ½ sheet cake, punch, plates, cups, napkins a visit from our animal ambassadors and a t-shirt for the birthday child (DOES NOT INCLUDE ZOO ADMISSION).
**Price is for up to 25 guests, any additional guests will be $2/person. $50 deposit is required at time of booking, the remainder of the balance must be paid one week before the party.
• BIRTHDAY IN A BAG ($130***): Looking for just a room to have your birthday? Birthday in a Bag includes admission to the Zoo for 10 people, t-shirt for the birthday child, invitations to mail out and the main Education Room for 1 hour. Call for availability. Add on a 20 minute animal encounter for just $40!
***Price includes admission for up to 10 people. Additional adults are admitted at the regular price of $9 per adult and $5.25 per child. $50 deposit is required at time of booking, the remainder of the balance must be paid one week before the party.
• ZOOMOBILE BIRTHDAYS: Can’t come to the Zoo, invite the Zoo to you– birds, snakes, rabbits and more can be invited to your next birthday celebration. Prices start at $100 for Peoria residents and are adjusted for travel outside of Peoria and number of participants.
• OPEN GYM PARTY: Let kids be kids! Use our facility to run, jump, shoot hoops, tumble on mats, use tricycles and scooters, and much more. After the fun, gather in our party room for refreshments provided by you. Free half hour time before the event to decorate the party room. Rental is $30 for parties of up to 25 people and $50 for parties of 26 or more.
• ROCK & ROLL: Invite up to 50 of your best friends and celebrate on roller skates to the latest music. Skate rental included in our fee of only $30 per hour. Parents must provide refreshments.
This private two-hour party includes 1 ½ hours of open gym time for basketball, soccer, scooters, hula hoops, tumbling and more! During the last ½ hour, you’ll have a private room for cake and ice cream. The party is for up to 20 children; add $1 for each additional child. Add an extra ½ hour of playtime or cake time for $20.
Fee: $115, which includes a ¼ sheet cake with your choice of decoration and ½ gallon of ice cream. The party includes cake, ice cream, plates, napkins, candles, drinks and forks.
Or, provide your own cake and accessories for $90.
Dance Party Birthdays-
FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX: 677-6705
Treat your guests to “Swan Lake” or “All That Jazz” by having them participate with you in a ballet & jazz class as part of your party. Package includes 40 minutes of dance instruction for up to 12 guests by Park District Dance Staff and one hour’s use of a party room at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. Party renter is responsible for supervision of the children in the party room. You will need to bring party favors, drinks and treat bags.
Fee: $150. We will provide paper goods, utensils, ¼ sheet cake, and ½ gallon of ice cream to complete this special day.
Or, provide your own cake and accessories for $120.
A Princess Jasmine/Middle Eastern Dance Birthday Party-
FRANCISCAN REC COMPLEX: 677-6705
Your child will be crowned Princess Jasimne for the day as our dance studeio is transformed into her palace room for your special party. Package includes 40 minutes of dance instruction by Thais Banu for up to 12 guests, instruction in the Dance of the Veil and Ribbon Wand Dance, and one hour's use of the party room. Party renter is responsible for supervision of the children in the party room.
Fee: staring at $120
Nature Center Birthday parties are 1½ hours in length, including a 45 minute hike/ program with a naturalist and 45 minutes indoors or at the picnic area (depending on weather). Parents must provide their own refreshments. The birthday child receives a $2 gift certificate from the Trailhead Nature Store and each child receives a gift. The Nature Center provides invitations.
Fee: $50 for up to 20 people. A $25 non refundable deposit is required to book a date.
Your celebration will include public skate admission and skate rental for up to 12 people, plus cake and ice cream. Fee-R/NR: $95/$100 ($4/$5 each additional person)
Throw a two-hour party in the great outdoors for your child or yourself! Package includes a half-hour hayrack ride (accommodates 20-25 people), use of picnic
area and a campfire. Fee: $75.