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Rental Facilities


The Bourbonnais Township Park District has the perfect facilities for your next meeting or family event. Please contact the facility you are interested in to schedule a tour or to reserve a space.

How to rent Facilities:

All facility rentals require proper paperwork and applicable fees. All Rental fees AND deposits must be paid in full at the time of registration or for large events a minimum of a $500 deposit is due.  All reservations are taken as a first come, first pay basis. Rental rates are subject to change.

 

Exploration Station... a children’s museum

Exploration Station (width 550)

Address: 1095 W Perry Street, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
The Exploration Station is a 10,000 square foot hands-on children’s museum geared for kids ages 8 years and younger. The children’s museum has 2 rooms available to rent for birthday parties for up to 50 guests. Exploration Station has birthday party packages as well as after hours and overnight options. Facility is air conditioned, has restrooms, and plenty of parking. Contact our Assistant General Manager, Brittaney Beck for more information. Email: brittaneyb@btpd.org or Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 351.

Exploration Station Permit Application PDF


Willowhaven Nature Center

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Address: 1451 N. 4000 E Road, Kankakee, IL 60901
The Willowhaven Nature Center is a restored 1900's barn that transforms into a spectacular location to host a graduation party, small wedding, bridal or baby shower, family gathering, or business retreat. Two rooms are available at limited times and the facility can accommodate up to 95 guests. A kitchenette with sink and microwave are available. Alcohol is permitted with proper permit and additional fees. Facility is air conditioned, has restrooms and 75 parking spaces available. Price range varies between $100-$175 per hour depending on the room needs, prices and special packages are listed in the Willowhaven Rental Application. All Rental fees AND deposit must be paid in full at the time of registration, or a minimum of a $500.00 deposit is required to hold a date.  All reservations are taken as a first come, first pay basis. For more information please contact our Facility Manager: Email or Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 472. For more photos of the facility please click on the camera!

Notice: The gardens and outside areas surrounding the Willowhaven Nature Center will not be available to rent during 2017 due to park construction projects. This includes patios, sidewalks and overlooks surrounding the Willowhaven ponds. Please note that there may also be potential road closures during the months of April-July of 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we make our park improvements!

2017 Willowhaven Rental application packet


Event Helper Insurance (this link will leave the BTPD website)

What is Event Helper?

Event Helper provides a marketplace for Bourbonnais Township Park District patrons to cost-effectively purchase event-specific special event coverage through a secure and easy-to-use website. Groups requesting to use Bourbonnais Township Park District facilities and parks for certain types of events – and when alcohol is served – can purchase liability coverage 24/7 in minutes and any time prior to their event.
 
The process is simple (detailed steps are below):
 
Go to Event Helper at https://www.theeventhelper.com/partner/pdrma.
Complete the online form.
Pay by credit card.
The Bourbonnais Township Park District is automatically added as an additional insured and immediately receives the certificate of insurance via email.

Click here for more information on Event Helper


Recreation Station

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Address: 770 E Franklin Street, Bradley, IL 60915
The Recreation Station has rooms available to rent. Whether you are planning a birthday party, bridal or baby shower, business meeting or other get together we have the space to meet your needs up to 120 guests for a sit down event. Facility is air conditioned, has restrooms and parking for 50 with additional parking available across the street.

Contact our Office Manager: Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 2

Click Here for the 2107 rental application


Activities Guide


January - April 2017

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Are the kids looking for something to do over Spring Break? Don't forget to check out our School Break Day programs that include games, activities, movies field trips and more to keep kids busy while school is out! 

The Perry Farm Park Easter Egg Extravaganza will take place at 10am on Saturday, April 8. Admission is free and don't forget to bring a basket!

Breakfast with the Bunny will be hosted at the Recreation Station on Saturday, April 8 at 8:30am. This event is designed for children ages 8 & younger and their families to visit with the Easter Bunny and his Ducky friend! Breakfast and an egg hunt are included. Seating is limited to don't forget to sign up before Saturday April 1st!

We are now accepting Daddy Daughter Dance registrations. Registration deadline is Friday, April 21, however, this program fills up fast so don't wait, register today!

Here is the Herald news article about our OSLAD grant for Willowhaven Park and Nature Center.

Please note there may be potential road closures to the Willowhaven Nature Center during the months of May-July 2017. Closures will be posted here and social media as dates become available.