The Esper A. Petersen Foundation Family Aquatic Center is the coolest summer hot-spot! The concessions patio is the perfect place to host your next birthday party, family gathering, group outing, or corporate event. Available in 1.5 hour blocks during normal operating hours, parties include admission and food for each of your guests along with exclusive use of our private party tent.


  • $175 for up to 15 people / $10 for each additional person (maximum 25 people) Grayslake Party Area
  • Please note: Parents of children attending count towards the guest number for parties
  • A $50non-refundable deposit is due at time of scheduling
    • In situations where facility is closed due to weather on the day of the party, the deposit will be refunded.
  • Aquatic Center Members receive $25 off parties!


  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

"May I bring my own cake/dessert?" Yes, we will provide utensils; however, please bring your own candles and lighter.
"What if it rains the day of my party?" We will work with you to reschedule your party and determine a new date.
"What food comes with the party package?" Each guest will receive a slice of pizza (cheese, pepperoni, sausage), a soft-serve ice cream, and unlimited drinks (soda, lemonade, fruit punch, water).
"What do you provide for the party?" We will provide tablecloths, balloons, cups, plates, and utensils. You provide the guests! We do the rest!
"Can my guests and I stay after the party?" Yes! The party will need to clear out from the reserved table after the party, but you and your guests from the party are welcome to stay after and enjoy the facility. 

Reservation Information

Leave set-up and clean-up to us. You invite guests, we do the rest! One and half-hour parties during normal operating hours include admission, food, and private party tent. For more information, or to reserve your party, please contact (847) 223-POOL.