Picnic Area Rentals

The perfect event space is just steps away! Our parks and facilities offer the perfect setting for your birthday, family gathering, school picnic or wedding.

The Reservation Process

Picnic Area Rental FAQs

Alcohol is not permitted in Wheaton Park District parks/facilities.
The Park District does not allow inflatables or other contracted equipment to be used in our parks.

Yes, decorations are allowed. We ask that all decorations are removed at the end of the event. Please no stakes in the ground.

Yes, any party over 15 requires a park rental permit. Photo permits are also required along with a certificate of insurance from the photographer.

Contact our Athletic department for availability and pricing at alewandowski@wheatonparks.org.

In the case of inclement weather on your event date, you will have the opportunity to reschedule or receive a refund. We do not cancel due to forecasted weather.

Yes, any outside vendor that will be on the park district property is required to provide a certificate of insurance. Food is only allowed to be served to those that are attending the event.

Renter must acquire:
– A rental permit from the Wheaton Park District
– A fire permit from the Wheaton Fire Department
– Their own firewood
No, there is no available electricity or running water.

No, at the time of rental you will receive a permit that can be posted stating that you have the picnic shelter/picnic area rented.

All parks open at dawn and close at dusk.

Picnic shelters or Picnic areas. Playgrounds, athletic fields, and open spaces are to remain open to the public.

Yes. However, if you are using a charcoal grill the coals will need to be disposed of off-site. Dumping coals or ashes in the parks is prohibited.

Rentals

Bride and Groom walking Hurley Garden

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Picnic Area Rental Terms and Pricing (PDF)

Rental Fee* ~$75 per hour/ residents and $150 per hour/ non-residents (in addition to a $100 refundable deposit fee)
Photos Only* ~$30 per hour/ residents and $45 per hour/ non-residents

Hurley Gardens is one of Wheaton’s most beautiful gardens. These European-style gardens are host to many small wedding ceremonies and photo opportunities. The Gardens are located at Creekside Drive, just west of Adare Drive (Map). This small, two-acre park has one tennis court. Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.

For your wedding reception, please consider the beautiful ballroom at nearby Arrowhead Golf Club. For more information on room rentals, please visit arrowheadgolfclub.org

Picnic Area Rental Terms and Pricing (PDF)

Rental Fee* – $60 residents and $120 nonresidents ~ Rates based on a 4-hr. rental, in addition to a $100.00 refundable deposit fee. (Additional time $25.00 per additional hour)

All Level II parks offer public restrooms and picnic shelters for guests to enjoy. Playgrounds and open spaces remain open to the public.

Atten Park is located at 1720 S Wiesbrook Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189. This 39-acre park has the following amenities: public restrooms, picnic shelter, basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, soccer field, playground (ages 5-12 years), and tot lot (ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Briar Patch Park is a 26-acre park located at 1700 Briarcliffe Blvd, Wheaton, IL 60189 and includes amenities such as public restrooms, a picnic shelter, baseball fields, tennis courts, soccer fields, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Graf Park, located east of 1855 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187 is a 24-acre park. This park has the following facilities: public restrooms, a picnic shelter, baseball, softball, football and soccer fields, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin

Northside Park is the largest of the Wheaton Parks at 68 acres, located at 1300 N West St, Wheaton, IL 60187. This historic park includes amenities such as public restrooms, a picnic shelter, basketball courts, a baseball field, tennis courts, petanque court, soccer fields, an ice skating rink, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 100.

  • Girl Scout Cabin was built in the 1930’s by the Works Progress Administration and is host to many summer camps. The building capacity is 25. The fire pit capacity is 50.
    • Four-hour rentals are available for $60.00 in addition to a refundable $100.00 deposit fee.
    • Cabins are currently not available to rent thru the remainder of 2022.
    • Overnight rentals are available on weekends. Rental fee* – $200.00 residents and $400.00 nonresidents in addition to a $250.00 deposit fee which will be refunded after your event.*
  • Boy Scout Cabin was built in the 1930’s by the Works Progress Administration and has been host to many Boy Scout activities over the past 80 years. The building capacity is 25. The fire pit capacity is 25.
    • Four hour rentals are available for $60.00 in addition to a refundable $100.00 deposit fee.
    • Cabins are currently not available to rent thru the remainder of 2022.
    • Overnight rentals are available on weekends. Rental fee* – $200.00 residents and $400.00 nonresidents in addition to a $250.00 deposit fee which will be refunded after your event.*

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Seven Gables Park is another of the Wheaton Park District’s largest parks. This 66-acre park is located at 1750 S Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189. Seven Gables offers the following amenities: public restrooms, a picnic shelter, a basketball court, baseball fields, tennis courts, soccer fields, an ice skating rink, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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*The amount refunded may be reduced if the park district incurs fees or suffers loss as a result of the rental.

Picnic Area Rental Terms and Pricing (PDF)

Rental Fee* – $40 residents and $80 nonresidents ~ Rates based on a 4-hr. rental, in addition to a $100 refundable rental fee.

Level III parks offer a wide variety of amenities. Each park offers a picnic area for guests to enjoy. Playgrounds and open spaces remain open to the general public.

Briar Knoll Park is located at 500 Tennyson Dr, Wheaton, IL 60189. This 6-acre park hosts a soccer field, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Brighton Park is a 5-acre park that is located at 1297 Brighton Dr, Wheaton, IL 60189. This park has a soccer field, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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C.L. Herrick Park is located at Armbrust Dr & Herrick Dr, Wheaton, IL 60187. This park offers an ice skating rink, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years), and fishing. Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Hoffman Park is an 8-acre park located at N Prospect St & Hill Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187. This park hosts a baseball field, soccer field, playground (for ages 5-12 years) and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Hull Park is located at 1400 Hull Drive, Wheaton, IL 60189. This park features a baseball field, an ice skating rink, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years), and fishing. Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Kelly Park is one of the most popular of the neighborhood parks. Kelly Park is located at 1100 S Main St, Wheaton, IL 60189. This 17-acre park has a picnic shelter, basketball court, soccer field, playground (for ages 5-12 years), tot lot (for ages 2-5 years), baseball fields, and portable restrooms available April-October. Maximum rental guest capacity is 25.
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Prairie Patch Play Area

Prairie Patch Play Area, Lincoln Marsh

Lincoln Marsh Prairie Patch Play Area is located at the Lincoln Marsh east entrance, 1000 W Lincoln Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187. This park has a picnic shelter, nature play area, access to Lincoln Marsh trails, and portable restrooms available April-October. Maximum rental guest capacity is 25.
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Presidents Park, located at the corner of S Prospect St & Dawes Ave, Wheaton, IL 60189. Offers baseball fields, a basketball court, a playground (for ages 5-12 years), and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Rathje Park is a 6-acre park located at 616 Delles Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. Amenities include a baseball field, an ice skating rink, fishing, a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years), and portable restrooms available April-October. Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Scottdale Park is located at 1855 Scottdale Cir, Wheaton, IL 60189. Offers baseball fields, soccer fields, and a playground (for ages 5-12 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 50.
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Toohey Park is perfect for small children, offering a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). The park is 7 acres and is located at 1900 Orchard Road, Wheaton, IL 60189. Maximum rental guest capacity is 25.
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Triangle Park is located at 1100 Crescent St, Wheaton, IL 60187. This park offers basketball courts and a tot lot (for ages 2-5 years). Maximum rental guest capacity is 25.
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