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Anita Purves Nature Center

Multipurpose rooms (available September through May) are ideal for parties, meetings or group retreats and feature views of the prairie and close proximity to Busey Woods. Available rooms seat up to 75 people and include counter space and sinks. Refreshments, lectern, dry erase easel, LCD projector and PC laptop could be available for an additional fee.

For additional rental information, call 217-384-4062. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Download a fillable request here or a printable request here. Requests can be emailed to Nicole Hilberg, Environmental Office Manager,

University of Illinois-specific rental requests are available in fillable form or in printed form and should also be emailed to


Brookens Gym

Planning a birthday party or other event? You can reserve the gym for basketball, floor hockey, soccer, or almost any activity you come up with. Food can be eaten in adjacent room. Reserve your time slot at least two weeks in advance by completing an application and making a full payment. There is a two-hour minimum on parties or rentals. Call 217-255-8601 for information. ‚ÄčClick for Brookens Rules and Regulations.
Download a gym rental form here and email to:


Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center

Rent space on the party patio and enjoy swimming with your birthday party or group. Call 217-239-7946 for party/rental information. Download a rental form here. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. Or email Jennifer at

Lake House

The Lake House is the perfect place for your next gathering: birthdays, anniversaries, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, company retreats, meetings, corporate trainings, graduations and intimate weddings. The Lake House offers a beautiful view of Crystal Lake with easy access to pavilions, playgrounds, and boating in the park. The climate-controlled room seats up to 50 people and can accommodate up to 80 people with the addition of the outdoor patio.

Every rental includes the use of a prep kitchen (no stove/oven) with ample counter space, small microwave, three-compartment sink, an ice machine, and a refrigerator and freezer.

For additional rental information, call 217-367-1544. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Download a fillable form or a printable form and email your rental request to

Phillips Recreation Center

Multipurpose rooms are ideal for parties, meetings or group retreats. Available rooms accommodate up to 100 people (seated) and 170 people (standing) and may include counter space and sinks. For an additional fee you can borrow equipment such as a projector or TV/DVD and you can request coffee service.

The James Room Demonstration Kitchen is also available to rent and can accommodate 12 people seated and 20 people standing.

For additional rental information, call 217-367-1544. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Download a fillable request form here and a printable request form here. Then email the form to


Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center

Party Package
There is a special party room waiting for you at UIAC. Swim and use the room for a 2-hour time slot during public hours. When calling 217-384-7665 for reservation information, ask about the discount for supervising adults. On the day of the party, be sure to provide the cashier with a list of names of party attendees.

Private Rentals

When you rent the UIAC before or after public hours, it includes unlimited swimming, use of the party area and use of the facility. Lifeguards are provided. A $100 damage deposit is due at the time of request.

         Download a rental request form here.