About Reserving A Pavilion
Reserving your space well in advance of your event offers you a wider choice of dates, times and locations. Please reserve at least 2 weeks in advance. We can book a space for you as far as 11 months prior to your event. Restrooms are available mid-April to mid-October. When restrooms are closed, portable toilets are located nearby. Prices listed are per time slot.
Call 217-367-1544 to inquire about a reservation. Full payment required for reservation.
Online pavilion rentals are currently unavailable. You can download a rental packet here and return it to the Phillips Recreation Center by email or fax. Once received you will be contacted for payment. Pavilions will not be reserved until payment is received.
Off Season Between November 1 and March 31, each of these pavilions may be rented at the off-season rate of $50 per time slot.
Peak Season: Apr 1-Oct 31 Prices below are Peak Season Prices
Pavilion Time Slots: 9am-2pm | 3pm-8pm
Other Available Shelters
The following parks have shelters available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis: Blair Park | Crestview Park | Crystal Lake Park | King Park | Victory Park
North Woods Pavilion
(Crystal Lake Park | $85)
The North Woods Pavilion is a shaded outdoor site in Crystal Lake Park that offers barbecue facilities, nearby sand volleyball, electricity, lights on timers, seating for up to 48 and nearby parking.
(Crystal Lake Park | $110)
The Large Pavilion is an open-air facility in Crystal Lake Park. The pavilion is accessible from Park Street and overlooks Crystal Lake. The pavilion has seating for groups up to 176. Nearby features include a large grill, electricity, water fountain, lights on timers, two horseshoe pits, playground and volleyball area with net. Portable toilets are available. Parking is easily accessible.
(Meadowbrook Park | $85)
This pavilion is adjacent to PrairiePlay playground. Located in Meadowbrook Park, this pavilion is the perfect spot to hold a child’s birthday party, family reunion or any group gathering as large as 48 people. Other features include electricity, water fountain, restrooms and lights on timers. No grills at this location.
(Meadowbrook Park | $95)
This pavilion is located in the heart of Meadowbrook Park. Surrounded by hiking trails, an organic and herb garden and re-created prairie, it is ideal for any special occasion. The pavilion has seating for up to 64 people and also includes electricity, water fountain, restrooms, and lights on timers. No grills at this location.
Jean Driscoll Pavilion
(AMBUCS Park | $110)
The Jean Driscoll Pavilion is an open air facility located in AMBUCS Park (formerly Woodland) on University Avenue. It can accommodate up to 120 people. Nearby features include a playground, restrooms, large round grill, water fountain and accessible parking. Electricity is available, with lights on timers.
Nick Santi Pavilion
(AMBUCS Park | $95)
This pavilion in AMBUCS Park (formerly Woodland) offers a large, double barbecue and seating for up to 64. Electricity is available with lights on timers. Adjacent are handicapped accessible play features and playground.
Jettie Rhodes Pavilion
(King Park | $95)
This pavilion is perfect for family reunions or other gatherings. It offers seating for up to 64 people and access to grills and seasonal restrooms. Electricity is available. Nearby features include tennis courts, playground equipment and a walking path.