Park and Pavilion Rentals
For park rentals or to reserve a pavilion at Centennial, Hessel, or Porter Family Park, please contact Jenna.Martin@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2591. There are no online rentals available at this time. If your group is larger than 25 people, please see below regarding Park Use Permits. If there are no rentals scheduled, all pavilions and parks may be used on a first-come, first-served basis.
Park Use Permits
Groups of 25 or more wishing to utilize a park should complete an application for a park use permit. There is no fee for a park use permit unless the park permit holder intends to hold a concert, fundraiser or similar revenue-generating event in the park. Insurance coverage may be required for any type of use. Please see the attachments in the left-hand sidebar of this page for more information.
Hosting and/or inviting others to participate in food giveaway(s) and other items constitutes a special event requiring a Health Permit, fees, and insurance to the district.
For help with Park Use Permits, please contact Jenna.Martin@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2591 M-F between 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
The Champaign Park District has a variety of spaces available for rent that can suit almost any need from a small meeting to a large sports tournament or trade show. For information about rentals or birthdays at a particular facility, please visit that facility’s page. For facility rental fees and policies, see the attachments in the left-hand sidebar. The rental coordinator for each facility will help you get more information about your rental including any necessary Rental Agreement Forms. For general assistance, contact email@example.com or call 217-398-2550 and we’d be happy to help!
Facilities with Rental Spaces:
Bresnan Meeting Center
Douglass Community Center
Douglass Branch Library
Hays Recreation Center
Kaufman Lake Boathouse
Leonhard Recreation Center
Sholem Aquatic Center
Spalding Recreation Center
Springer Cultural Center
Sports Field Rentals
If you would like to rent a field for a practice, outside tournament, or other, please contact Matt Silver at 217.819.3985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our experienced staff and beautifully maintained facilities will make planning your next birthday party a snap! Choose from a variety of themes at several facilities to find the party that’s perfect for you. For more information, please contact the facility where you’d like to host your party or check out our most recent birthday party guide posted below. For general assistance, contact email@example.com or call 217-398-2550 and we’d be happy to help!
Download/View: Summer 2017 Birthday Party Information
Facilities with Birthday Party Packages:
Dodds Tennis Center (seasonal)
Douglass Community Center (year-round)
Leonhard Recreation Center (year-round)
Prairie Farm (seasonal)
Sholem Aquatic Center (seasonal)
Springer Cultural Center (year-round)
Boathouse (Kaufman Lake only)
The Boathouse is available for rent at $35/hour for residents; $52.50/hour for non-residents. An addition $100 damage deposit is required. The interior comfortably seats 25-30 people and has a patio with picnic tables. For more information please please contact Jenna.Martin@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2591 M-F between 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Fire Ring (Kaufman Lake only)
Reservation of a fire ring requires an approved park permit (see above) as well as payment of a $40 fee for residents; $60 fee for non-residents. The permit application and fee must be received by the Park District a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the date requested for reservation of the fire ring. Reservations are accepted beginning in January and lasting through October of each calendar year. For more information please please contact Jenna.Martin@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2591 M-F between 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Hayrack Rides (Kaufman Lake only)
The Champaign Park District hayrack is available for rental at $75 for the first hour and $50 each additional hour (includes driver) beginning April 1 and continuing through November 1. Rentals may only be scheduled for Kaufman Lake on weekends only. please contact Jenna.Martin@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2591 M-F between 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Reserved Pavilions (Centennial, Hessel, or Porter Family Parks)*
The Centennial (Rotary Shelter), Hessel, and Porter Family Park Pavilions are available for private parties or reunions from mid-April through mid-October. Each pavilion seats approximately 100 – 120 people and have from 15 – 18 picnic tables under the shelter. Restrrom availablility varies, please inquire. Electricity is available at each site. Grills are located within the parks, however, charcoal is not provided. Reservations should be made as soon as possible and must be made a minimum of 15 business days in advance. Non-residents may reserve the shelter three weeks in advance at double the fee. please contact Jenna.Martin@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2591 M-F between 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
* Note: All other park pavilions are open for general use only on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved.
Showmobile (mobile stage)
The Showmobile is a 16′ by 32′ mobile stage that is available for rent when it is not in use by the Champaign Park District. To learn more, or to begin the rental process, please contact Zoe.Stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.