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Group Rentals

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Host Your Special Event
The Nature Center is a unique and picturesque destination for a wide variety of special events: weddings, showers, anniversaries, birthday parties, meetings and more. Scroll down to see photos of previous events.

Hours for Registration/Reserving Rental Space
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Classroom Rental (River Room)
Up to 46 people maximum (seating for 46 people)
$100/hr (3 hr min) with a $300 deposit.
Available during nature center open hours

Full Facility Rental (River Room classroom, exhibit area and deck)
75 to 100 people (seating for 46 people maximum; additional seating available through caterer can be used on the deck with some restrictions in the exhibit area)
$200/hr (3 hr min) with a $300 deposit.
Available after hours only – when nature center is closed

Rental Requirements

  • Provide proof of residency. There is a $50 non-resident application fee.
  • Renter must be at least 21 years of age.
  • One chaperone ( age of 21 years or older) must be present for every ten minors.
  • Completed Facility Rental Permit Application.
  • Deposit and 50% of the rental fees is required at time of reservation. The balance is due 21 days prior to the event.
  • All rentals are subject to Naperville Park District Ordinance #641.
  • Use of one of our preferred caterers is required.
  • Applicant is required to be in attendance for the entire event and at the closing inspection.

Rental Information

  • A nature center employee will be onsite during the entire event to assist with logistics.
  • Event hosts are encouraged to use environmentally-friendly supplies and materials for the event. A list of recommended items can be found here. Recycling bins and garbage cans will be provided. No balloons, please.
  • Please note that drop-off access for party supplies, extra tables, etc., is only available at the parking lot drop off east of the nature center. There is no drop off area located directly in front of the facility.
Outdoor Rentals

When are reservations required?

  • If your group size is 25 or more
  • If alcohol will be present
  • If you are using fire rings or fire pits
  • If you are bringing your personal grill

Neighborhood parks may only be reserved by their respective neighborhood residents.

Reservations follow the below quarterly calendar:


On the Saturday that reservations begin, applications may only be submitted in person at 320 W. Jackson.
For more information about renting a park or facility, call the Naperville Park District at 630-848-5000, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Knoch Knolls Nature Center
320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Capacity: 46-100 people

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320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540

Regular Hours

Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Winter Hours

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
(Closed Sundays in Dec, Jan & Feb)

Registration Hours
Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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