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ARC Poolside Party Room Reservations

Reserve the Arlington Ridge Center Poolside Party Room during open swim for a fun and fantastic swim party!  

The Poolside Party Room seats up to 32 people, and reservations include 40 wristbands. The wristbands allow guest access to the party room and pools during open swim. Please see pool rules below for required adult supervision in the party room and pools. Renters are responsible for supervising children in the room and pool area at all times. We include 40 wristbands so that you may have extra adult helpers during the party, but the room itself only seats a maximum of 32 people. A rental host will help with party prep and clean up, supervise the party room, and review pool safety rules with your guests.

You may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages, and the party room has a refrigerator (standard size), sink, and microwave.

Registration opens approximately two months in advance, and closes two weeks before each event date. Event dates and times are set and may not be changed. Reservations fill quickly, so please book early!

Questions? Contact Cari Boyle, Special Events, Rentals, & Parties Supervisor, at

Poolside Party Room rules

  • All party attendees two years of age and older, including party hosts, must wear a wristband during the party to access the party room and pool decks.
  • All guests must use the main (west) entrance when checking in and leaving the building. An adult with the rental party is responsible for greeting guests at the entrance and distributing wristbands.
  • Renters may access the room 30 minutes prior to the reservation for party set up, may coordinate with the rental host to use the party room side door entrance to drop off supplies, and will have access to the room for 20 minutes after the party for clean-up.
  • Party room set up includes four tables with eight chairs each and two additional serving tables. All tables and chairs must remain in the party room.
  • An adult with the rental party must be in the room any time children are in the room.
  • All guests must remain in the party room and pool area during the rental, Rental does not include access to other areas of the facility (track, gym, fitness areas, etc.)
  • Renter and guests may not enter the pool decks until the start of the reservation.
  • Renter is responsible for cleaning all decorations, food, and trash and disposing of them in trash receptacles. Decorations that are difficult to hang or clean up, for example confetti, glitter, and pinatas, are not allowed.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and vaping items are not allowed.

Pool and pool deck rules

  • No running.
  • No glass containers, food, or non-water beverages.
  • Observe all posted rules and directions from aquatics staff.
  • Children ages eight and younger must be accompanied by an adult on each pool deck at 1:5 adult to child ratio.
  • Anyone requiring a life vest or flotation device must be supervised by an adult at a 1:1 ratio with the adult in the water.
  • Small water toys like squish balls and diving sticks are allowed. Larger items like pool floats, noodles, and water blasters are prohibited.


  • $300 for Park District residents and $350 for non-residents. Includes a non-refundable $75 booking fee.
  • Reservation packages include seating for up to 32 guests and 40 wristbands for access to the room and pool deck. Wristbands are required for everyone age 2 and older. 
  • Scroll down for cancellation information.

ARC Poolside Party Room and Open Swim - $300 Res/ $350 NR

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Day EVENT Date Time Registration OPENS* Reg closes Code
Sat 12/17/22 2-4pm 10/17/22, 10am 12/4/22 68383
Sun 12/18/22 2-4pm 10/17/22, 10am 12/4/22 68384
Fri 12/30/22 2-4pm 10/31/22, 10am 12/18/22 68385
Sat 1/7/23 2-4pm 11/7/22, 10am 12/26/22 68900
Sun 1/8/23 2-4pm 11/7/22, 10am 12/26/22 68901
Sun 1/15/23 2-4pm 11/14/22, 10am 1/2/23 68902
Sat 1/21/23 2-4pm 11/21/22, 10am 1/9/23 69422
Sun 1/22/23 2-4pm 11/21/22, 10am 1/9/23 68904
Sun 1/29/23 2-4pm 11/28/22, 10am 1/16/23 68905
Sat 2/4/23 2-4pm 12/5/22, 10am 1/22/23 69426
Sun 2/5/23 2-4pm 12/5/22, 10am 1/22/23 69427
Sun 2/12/23 2-4pm 12/12/22, 10am 1/29/23 69429
Sun 2/19/23 2-4pm 12/19/22, 10am 2/5/23 69430
Sun 2/26/23 2-4pm 12/27/22, 10am 2/12/23 69431

* Non-resident registration opens one week after resident registration.

Each month's available dates will be posted approximately two months in advance.

Community Center Birthday Party Packages

Book your child's next birthday party with the Arlington Heights Park District and let us do the work - your child will love the party, and you'll love the convenience!   

We supply activities, crafts, supplies, and a party host to set up, clean up, and organize and supervise games and activities. We don't supply food or beverages. However, if you'd like to bring a cake or other snacks, just include that information when you register. While and our hosts will serve the treats in the last 20 minutes of the party. Please be available to set up the food while the host is leading activities!

Registration opens approximately two months in advance and closes two weeks before each party date. Party dates, times, locations, and themes are set and may not be changed. Available dates fill up quickly, so please book early!

Questions? Contact Cari Boyle, Special Events, Rentals, & Parties Supervisor, at

Party details

  • Party host
  • Staff-run activities and activity supplies
  • Light decorations including tablecloths, centerpieces, and a personalized birthday banner
  • Room set up and clean-up
  • Guests will either take home completed crafts or, for parties that don't include crafts, a themed gift
  • An adult with the party must be present at all times

Party themes

  • Sports Party: 4 years+

    Are you an athlete, a sports fan, or do you just have energy to burn? We have the party for you! Includes exclusive use of the Recreation Park gym and an adjacent party room. A party host organizes games in the gym - you may choose up to three sports options when registering! Please be aware that the Recreation Park building is not ADA accessible.
  • Fairytale Party:  4-8 years

    Calling all princesses, knights, and wizards! Come celebrate your royal birthday at the Park District. Parties include the exclusive use of the Camelot party room, and a party host organizes crafts and supervise themed party games!


  • $350 for Park District residents and $400 for non-residents, includes a non-refundable $75 booking fee.
  • The standard party package includes the birthday child and up to 14 guests.
  • You may register for a $25 additional party package to add up to five additional guests.
    • The $25 flat fee is a flat fee for 1-5 guests, not a per guest fee.
    •  You may only register for one additional guest package.
    • Once you've registered for your party package, click again on the link below and register for the additional guest package.
  • Scroll down for cancellation information.


Community Center Parties - $350 Res/ $400 NR

Click the code to book a date. Inactive codes have already booked.

Theme Location Day PARTY Date Time Registration OPENS* Reg closes Code
Fairytale Camelot Sun 12/18/22 1-2:30p 10/17/22, 10am 12/4/22 68388
Fairytale Camelot Sat 1/7/23 1-2:30p 11/7/22, 10am 12/26/22 68908
Sports Recreation Sat 1/14/23 1-2:30p 11/14/22, 10am 1/2/23 68912
Fairytale Camelot Sat 1/21/23 1-2:30p 11/21/22, 10am 1/9/23 68910
Sports Recreation Sat 1/28/23 1-2:30p 11/28/22, 10am 1/16/23 68914
Sports Recreation Sat 2/4/23 1-2:30p 12/5/22, 10am 1/22/23 69434
Fairytale Camelot Sat 2/18/23 1-2:30pm 12/19/22, 10am 2/5/23 69432
Sports Recreation Sat 2/25/23 1-2:30p 12/27/22, 10am 2/12/23 69436

* Non-resident registration opens one week after resident registration.

Each month's available dates will post approximately two months in advance.

Cancellation policy - please read carefully!

  • All cancellations must be submitted, in writing, to Cari Boyle, Recreation Supervisor, at cboyle@ahpd.orgWe are unable to accept cancellations by phone or voice mail. The date we receive written notice of cancellation determines your refund eligibility and amount.
  • All refunded money will be posted to your Park District household account.
  • All parties and party room reservations include a $75 non-refundable booking fee.
  • Requests received:
    • at least 30 days prior to the event date are eligible for a full refund after deducting the booking fee.
    • 14 to 29 days prior to the event date are eligible for a 75% refund of the balance after deducting the booking fee.
    • less than 14 days prior to the event date are eligible for a 25% refund of the balance after deducting the booking fee.

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