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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

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Address: 1095 W Perry St, 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: or Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 351.

Exploration Station Permit Application PDF

Willowhaven Park & Nature Center

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Address: 1451 N 4000 E Rd, 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. Please note our Off Peak Celebration package will no longer be available after March 31, 2018.
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!

2018 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
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

Willowhaevn park also has outdoor rentals available at our amphitheatre, and picnic pavilion. Click here for details.

Recreation Station

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Address: 770 E Franklin St, 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

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Bourbonnais Township Park District hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the fiscal period of May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017 has been completed by the accounting firm of Groskruetz, Schmidt, Abraham, Eshleman & Gerretse LLC, and that a copy of such audit dated November 17, 2017 has been filed with the County Clerk of Kankakee, in accordance with 30 ILCS 15/0.01. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection at the administrative office of the Park District, 459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 during regular business hours 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The report is also available on the park district’s website

Looking for a Field Trip Location this spring? Check out the Willowhaven Park & Nature Center's new Field Trip Guide!

Update: We will be hosting our Euchre Party 55+ program every Tuesday & Thursday at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center from 12-2:45 pm. Program is $2 / residents receive a $1 discount and pre-registration is not required.

Here isthe Herald news article about our OSLAD grant for Willowhaven Park & Nature Center.