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Celebrate your next event with the Batavia Park District

Feb 27, 2017 10:19AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The Batavia Park District wants to help make your next special occasion truly out of the ordinary! Whether it’s a birthday bash, family reunion, anniversary, wedding reception or company picnic, the Park District has all the amenities that will make your get-together a huge success!

The Lodge at Laurelwood—This cozy historic venue is situated beside the Fox River in Laurelwood Park. The Lodge at Laurelwood has been a popular meeting place for several local organizations. Resident rates start at $35/hour.

Shannon Hall—One of the special gems of the Park District, this historic church has been home to hundreds of wedding ceremonies, receptions, anniversaries, birthdays and so much more. Take a look and see for yourself why this building’s interior and exterior evokes love at first sight. Resident rates start at $50/hour Monday–Friday and $75/hour on Saturday and Sunday.

Peg Bond Center—Beautifully placed along the Batavia Riverwalk, this ideal setting is great for birthday parties, company gatherings and wedding receptions. Resident rates start at $50/hour Monday- Friday and $75/hour Saturday and Sunday.

Bartholomew Room—The spaciousness of this room and its prime location in the administration offices of the Park District make this the key place for small parties, professional business and board meetings. Resident rates start at $50/hour.

J. Murphy Gym—Located at our Eastside Community Center, this prime gymnasium has played host to a variety of activities. A classic main stage set-up and basketball hoops, this gymnasium has been instrumental in making hundreds of parties and private rentals a success. Resident rates start at $50/hour, Monday-Friday and $75/hour on Saturday and Sunday.

All reservations must be booked at least two weeks prior to desired event date. For available dates, times and fees, please contact Becca Atkins, Facilities Supervisor at 630-406-5282 ext. 2062 or visit for more information.

Park Pavilion Rentals

The Batavia Park District has many opportunities for you and your family to enjoy a picnic at one of our pavilions. Our parks and shelters are perfect for family reunions, get-togethers and picnics. All pavilions are on a first come, first served basis. Reservation fees are as follows:

Community Parks                 Neighborhood Parks

Resident $55                           Resident $45

Non-Resident $85                    Non-Resident $75

Non-Profit Group $35               Non-Profit Group $30

Please note that the fee is for pavilion use only. Extra amenities requested will be at an additional charge. Please visit for more information.