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Birthday Parties

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What does a party at UC Campus Recreation Center include?  

Two hour party for $225, your choice of area!
Choose between any single area of the facility for two hours or mix them up for one hour in your choice of two areas! 

Three hour party for $325!
Combine two or three areas for a three hour party! You can spend one hour in all three areas or choose your time frame for your two favorites!

  • Prices listed are based on facility rental fees only. 
  • Costs may change if additional staffing is needed for your party. 
  • Extra staff is needed in the climbing wall with more than 15 kids attending and over 15 - 20 in the leisure pool (depending on age).
    •     Cost of extra staff member is $15 per hour
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking

Party Room with Each Reservation!

All of our parties come with access to the Party Room for 30 minutes before your scheduled time, so you can get set up and 30 minutes after, allowing party goers to eat and open presents! The Party Room is just feet away from the leisure pool, making it a perfect place to store bags and towels (perhaps gifts too!).

Parties with 25 or fewer children may bring food and drinks. Parties with 26 children or more must use Classic Fare Catering for their food and beverage needs.

  • Extra time in party room can be arranged at time of booking

Parking Vouchers
On the day of your rental we will give all those who parked in the Campus Green a voucher that will reduce the parking rate to just $2! Parking vouchers are available at the Member Services desk. Parking vouchers will not be accepted in the garage on the day of any home football game, home men's basketball game, or home FC Cincinnati game.  Limited on-street parking is also available on Martin Luther King and Jefferson Avenues.



The Climbing Wall

This is a great adventure for children 5 and up and adults of all ages.Trained staff members secure each individual in a harness before they attempt to climb the 40’ or 28’ foot wall configurations. Do you have some partygoers who are a little nervous with heights? No problem, the bouldering wall offers the opportunity to climb laterally as well as vertically in a ten foot high area. Helmets are required and included in your reservation. 

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Includes use of two basketball courts (basketballs, volleyballs, corn hole sets provided). The Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium offers a variety of options for birthday parties. Full court basketball games may be a norm, however the gymnasium is equipped to accommodate corn hole competitions and volleyball games as well as other ideas you may have!

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Leisure Pool

Our 84 degree leisure pool provides a family-friendly environment, the pool's zero depth entry and 3'8" greatest depth are perfect for children (and adults) of all ages to enjoy the water.  Other features include a lazy river, vortex, bubble couch, and waterfall.  Innertubes, pool noodles, and lifejackets are available for your use.

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Reservations are suspended until further notice.  


How to Schedule a Party

  1. Choose party area (swim, climb, gym or any combination of the three)
  2. Check availability for dates you would like HERE
  3. Please fill out Birthday party interest form: HERE
  4. Reservation is confirmed once deposit has been placed and signed paperwork has been returned.

Party already booked?

Here are important documents:

Scheduling Reminder

Please schedule parties at least 7 days in advance. We may not be able to accommodate party requests with fewer than 7 days due to staffing needs. 

Construction Update

Due to construction you are no longer able to pull up to the building to drop off items or people.  Please see map above for new drop off location at University Circle.


Don’t Forget to Bring

  • Bathing suits and towels for the pool
  • Serving utensils
  • Plates
  • Silverware
  • Lighter for birthday candles