On Safari Party at Scovill Zoo

Go where the wild things are, and throw a wild party at Scovill Zoo! Call 421-7435 to schedule your Scovill Zoo party today. View the Scovill Zoo Birthday Party flyer.

Party Rental includes:

  • Use of the rental area for 90 minutes; options include Outdoor Wolf Deck ($70) or Shilling Environmental Education Center ($110).
  • Zoo admission and train passes for up to 20 people (additional admissions and train passes are available for $5.25 per person)
  • Gift Bag for the Birthday Child – includes carousel token, goat food, a Scovill Zoo postcard, pencil and a special surprise.

Additional Party Options:

  • 20-Minute Animal Presentation (for children turning 5 and older): $45
  • Safari Snack Sack (Includes hot dog, applesauce cup, animal crackers, and a small drink): $4.75 per person
  • Sno-cones: $1.25
  • Gift Shop Grab Bags: $1 and $3

(Above Items include Sales Tax and need to be booked in advance)

On Safari Parties are available for children turning 16 years old or younger. You may bring your own cake, ice cream, and drinks (clear drinks only in the Education Center, please). No cooking or heating devices of any kind are allowed on the zoo grounds. Payments for On Safari Parties must be paid in full, in advance. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to rental to receive a refund. Subject to a $25 cancellation fee.



Scovill Park GazeboScovill Gazebo Garden

The Scovill Park Gazebo is a popular location for weddings. Walk down the aisle surrounded by flowers. Say “I do” in the gardens in Scovill Park. Rental dates are from Easter – October. Rental hours are from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 – 9 p.m. To reserve this lovely gazebo, call Scovill Zoo at 421-7435.


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Enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Decatur in the beautiful former summer home of Guy and Rose Scovill. The Scovill Garden House features kitchen facilities and seating for up to 40 guests. Perfect for showers, reunions and corporate retreats. Fee is $130 on weekdays; $155 on weekends and holidays. Call 421-7435 for reservations.


IMG_1674Shilling Environmental Education Center at Scovill Zoo

Located on the grounds of Scovill Zoo, the Shilling Environmental Education Center is the perfect site for your next meeting, wedding, reception or reunion. Rent for a few hours or the entire weekend. Please call 421-7435 for reservations.


Other Park District Parties

Be sure to check out all of the Park District’s great party options! View the Decatur Park District parties flyer.

Sports/Bounce Party at the DISC

Your guests can play on an inflatable bounce house, climb the rock wall, use the batting cage, and play basketball, volleyball, soccer, or NEW bubble ball sports! Add the Party Room for an additional minimal cost. Call Melissa at the DISC at 429-3472 to schedule your party! View the DISC parties flyer.


Bubble Soccer Party at the DISC

Add some excitement to your next party with the latest craze, Bubble Soccer! Rentals include all necessary equipment and a staff member to referee. Parties and rental options are available for ages 8 and up. A great company team-building idea! For details, call 429-3472 or email talbertina@decparks.com. View the Bubble Ball Party flyer.


Overlook Adventure Park Party

Overlook Adventure Park is Decatur’s most exciting party place, featuring mini golf, a high ropes course, and batting cages (coming soon)! Add snacks and drinks from CherryBerry and Ted’s Taters for a one-stop, active, FUN event for all ages! Call Overlook Adventure Park at 422-2316 for rates and packages!


Pool Party at Fairview Family Aquatic Center

Enjoy sun and fun at your own pool party! Offered 2 – 3 hours on Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Rental includes private use of the pool, lifeguards, sand volleyball court, playground, and patio. Call Danita Roseman at 429-3472 to schedule your party!


Creative Arts Party at the PARC

Your 2-hour party at Poage Arts & Recreation Center will include themed activities, crafts, games, and costumes (upon request). Call 421-6648, EXT. 3 for more information!