Birchwood Recreation Center


435 W. Illinois Avenue,
Palatine, Illinois , 60067

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Facility Hours
  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday-Sunday - Based on Activities
Facility Closed

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day (Pool Open)
  • Independence Day (Pool Open)
  • Labor Day (Pool Open)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day


About Our Facility

Birchwood Recreation Center is home to group fitness, preschool, summer day camp, and toddler programs. The gymnasium is host to various indoor sports, such as archery, basketball, and Pickleball. Birchwood Recreation Center is host to many popular special events.

Facility Features

  • Gymnasium (Drop-In Programs Available)
  • Pre-School
  • Group Exercise Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Kitchenette

Keith Schmerer

Facilities Manager

Rentals / Birthday Parties

Host Your Own Event

The gymnasium is ideal for athletic events and private parties of up to 150 people. Birchwood Gymnasium amenities include refrigerator, freezer, and sound system. Birchwood Recreation Center meeting room can accommodate groups up to 25 people. Birchwood also has a number of different Birthday Party Packages to choose from for the perfect celebration!

Rental Spaces

  • Gymnasium
  • Meeting Room
  • Birchwood Pool

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Pool


Birchwood Pool is a 4,500 square foot outdoor facility that includes:

  • Eight-lane, 50-meter competitive pool
  • 25-yard lap pool
  • 1,000 sq. ft. tots pool with zero depth entry to 18″ depth with shark slides
  • Splash pad with geysers
  • Dumping buckets
  • Spray hoops and water mushroom
  • Diving well
    • 3-meter diving platform
    • 1-meter diving board
  • Drop Slide (48in Minimum Requirement)
  • Vending machines

Our Program

Our state licensed Preschool for 3-5 year old’s provides a warm, accepting environment where learning is fun. Experienced teachers offer a variety of developmentally appropriate activities designed to help children learn and grow socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

Registration for Preschool is available to In-District and Out-of-District members and can be completed online or in-person at any of our Recreation Centers.

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