Many of our most popular parks feature one or more pavilions with barbeque pits, picnic tables and public washroom access. Host your next company picnic, birthday party, graduation party or celebration in one of our parks. View park locations and amenities through the Interactive Parks Map.

pavilion rental information

Pavilion rentals for 2022 will be available online only for Downers Grove Park District Residents beginning March 7, 2022 at 9:00 am. Non-residents may begin reserving pavilions online only on April 4, 2022 at 9:00 am.

Please note: We verify residency for all pavilions reserved with a Downers Grove address. You may be contacted to provide further proof of residency. Proof of residency required will be a driver's license and 2 current utility bills. Proof of residency must be received within 48 hours of notification or the reservation will be cancelled and a 10% administrative fee will be assessed.

*2022 registration dates may be subject to change.


Important Pavilion Rental Information

  • Only (1) one rental per pavilion, per day
  • Only (1) one rental, per household, per date
  • Full rental fees and $100 deposit must be paid at time of reservation.
  • Pavilion rentals are offered online only
  • We verify residency for all pavilion rentals. If a pavilion is reserved and the household residency is in question, the renter will have 48 hours to provide proof of residency or the reservation will be cancelled and a 10% administrative fee will be taken.
  • The person renting the pavilion must present during the entire event.
  • Pavilions may be rented May 1 - October 15
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • Refund Policy
    • A refund request must be submitted to the District no later than 5 calendar days prior to the reservation date to receive a refund of deposit fees & rental fees less a 10% administrative fee. Refund requests received in less than 5 calendar days will result in forfeiture of deposit fees and receive a refund of rental fees less a 10% administrative fee.

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Available park pavilions

Gilbert Park

Hours 9AM - DUSK

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For groups up to 40 people

  • Electric for small appliances like coffee pots, radios, etc.
  • Permanent bathrooms
  • 3 BBQ grills
  • 2 Parking lots with 61 spaces, plus 2 handicap spaces
  • 8 Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Basketball court
  • 1 Large baseball diamond
  • Drinking fountain

Hummer Park

Hours 9AM - DUSK

For groups up to 100 people

  • Electric for small appliances like coffee pots, radios, etc.
  • Permanent bathrooms
  • 7 BBQ grills
  • 2 Parking lots with 83 spaces, plus 4 handicap spaces
  • 20 Picnic Tables
  • Playground (West side)
  • Drinking fountain (West side)

McCollum Park

Hours 9AM - DUSK

For groups up to 120 people

  • Electric for small appliances like coffee pots, radios, etc.
  • Permanent bathrooms behind concession stand (North side)
  • 5 BBQ grills
  • 2 Parking lots with 214 spaces, plus 12 handicap spaces
  • 24 Picnic tables
  • 1.2 Mile jogging/walking trail
  • Playground
  • Mini golf course and concession stand
  • 6 Horseshoe courts
  • 2 Sand volleyball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • 3 Large and 1 small baseball diamonds

Due to an anticipated construction project at McCollum Park in 2022 and 2023, some amenities may not be available to you during your reservation. To see the latest updates on the project, visit our website at https://www.dgparks.org/mccollum-park-improvements.


Patriots Park

Hours 9AM - DUSK

For groups up to 25 people

  • NO ELECTRIC
  • Portable bathrooms (1 on East side, 1 on West side)
  • 5 BBQ grills
  • 2 Parking lots with 83 spaces, plus 4 handicap spaces
  • 5 Picnic tables
  • Playground (West side)
  • Drinking fountain (East side)

Whitlock Park

Hours 9AM - DUSK

For groups up to 35 people

  • Electric for small appliances like coffee pots, radios, etc.
  • Permanent bathrooms (West side)
  • 2 BBQ grills
  • 1 Parking lot with 81 spaces, plus 1 handicap space
  • 7 Picnic tables
  • Playground (East side)
  • 2 Large and 1 small baseball diamonds