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Wilson Center - Birthday Party Package

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Facility Area Information

101 W. Cass St
St Johns, MI 48879
Phone: (989) 224-8944

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Party Rental Information
Party cost: $115
+$50 deposit at time of reservation

Rental length: 2.5 hours
                  15 minutes for setup pre-party
                  2 hours in gym and party room
                  15 minutes for cleanup post-party
Rental location:
                  Wilson Center gym (Enter at Door 5)
                  Wilson Center party room (Room 200 upstairs)
                  Up to 30 party guests, plus parental supervision

Party Package:
2-hour party time
                  1 hour 15 minutes in the gym
                  45 minutes in the party room
Exclusive use of the gym or activity room during party
Exclusive use of party room (table space for 25, additional seating available)
Tables, chairs, and decorated party room
Access to Bluetooth speaker
Complimentary open swim pass for each party guest in attendance
Digital photo of birthday child and guests—if requested, will receive via email
Choice of up to two Recreation Department activities:      

Gym activities:
  • Volleyball
  • Floor hockey
  • 9-Square in the Air
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Pickleball
  • Pinball bowling
  • Nerf Battle (see below)
  • Open gym (see below)
NERF Battles: We even provide the loaner bullets for your group! Just let the Recreation Department staff know how many packages you need when you arrive. We also will have some loaner guns available for your guests without their own. Just return the bullet packs to the staff when you finish in the gym.

Open Gym: like to do your own thing or just don’t see the right activity? Choose the open gym option and submit what you have in mind (in the Additional Info section of the request). You provide the activity; we provide the location and facility supervision. (DIY Drive-in, dance party, relays, toddler play, etc…)

Activity room activities:
  • Movie party (projector and laptop provided)
  • Dance party (Bluetooth speaker provided)
  • Doll party
  • Youth Escape Puzzle Challenge (not recommended for groups larger than 6 children) This is a junior escape-room style, multi-puzzle challenge involving clues, locks, and puzzles. 
  • Free play (You might prefer the activity room for smaller groups or to provide your own party activities and games.)
You are allowed to bring the following for your party:
  • Balloons
  • Table coverings and decor
  • Prepared food (pizza, subs, etc…)
  • Cake
  • Coolers (food, non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream, etc…)
  • Gifts
  • Party games (pin the tail, bingo, cards, board games)
  • Decorations to use on our whiteboard
  • If something is not on this list, please contact the Recreation Programmer for approval five business days prior to the party so we can try to accommodate your needs)
Elevator access is available to bring your coolers and large gifts up to the playroom. Just let us know!

Recreation Department staff won't hover over your or your guests--We know that you are the host of this party, so we will be available when needed. Staff will be on-site to set up the activity equipment and supervise the facility while you host your party. 

The Wilson Center rental is also a great location for bachelor parties, baby showers, team parties, playdates, and more. Check with us to see how we can accommodate your next special event and keep it local!

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Current Activities

Click on an activity name for details or the date for the activity schedule.

Program Activity Teams Date Time
9th Birthday Party Saturday February 29, 2020 10:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Birthday Saturday March 7, 2020 10:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Birthday Party Saturday March 21, 2020 03:45 PM - 06:15 PM
Birthday party Saturday March 28, 2020 03:45 PM - 06:15 PM