We limit the guest list to 30 guests maximum, including hosts, parents and children. If you have over 30 guests, you must purchase a second party. Party’s with attendance higher than 60 guests (2 parties) may want to consider a Private Pool Rental.
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Anyone who is attending the party is considered one of the 30 guests. This includes the main contact, the guest of honor, children and any guest that enters the facility. Children under the age of 2 years old are not considered one of the 30 guests.
Parties go on sale the first day of summer registration (refer to the activity guide) and can be purchased at the Elk Grove Aquatic Center and Wackford Aquatic Complex. Parties are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so book your party early either over the phone or in person. Pool parties must be booked at least a week prior to your party date.
Payment for your party is due in full at time of registration. You may pay over the phone or in person with card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), cash, or check.
The Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex is open from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Friday, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Elk Grove Aquatic Center is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.All guests are allowed into the facility when we open, regardless of party time. The host/hostess may enter the party area 30 minutes prior to party time to set-up. Pool Party host/hostess and guests enter through the Pool Party entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
A Private Splash Party is an option on Saturdays and Sundays which allows the private use of Splash Island, the round 1 foot 4-inch deep pool with a play structure at the Wackford Aquatic Complex. It is recommended for parties with children under age 6. The party is held from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. before opening to the public. Guests will use the pool deck permanent canopy next to Splash Island and will include tables and chairs for 30 people. This package does not include pizza, tablecloths, plates, cups, or napkins. All guests will be able to stay and enjoy Recreation Swim after the conclusion of the party from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., but must vacate the canopy by 11:30 a.m. Please keep in mind that while there is private use of Splash Island, the remainder of the facility will be open for other programs.
All guests are allowed into the facility, and to stay in the facility, only during the duration of Recreation Swim. The Elk Grove Aquatic Center is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Wackford Aquatic Complex and Jerry Fox Swim Center are open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Guests are only allowed in the party area during their designated party time, but may enjoy the rest of the facility during non-party times.
No. Fire lane laws are enforced at all times at all of our Aquatic facilities. Anyone parking in these zones is subject to standard fines by law enforcement. At the Wackford Aquatic Complex there are 2 15-minute parking zones in front of the facility that may be used for unloading.
Everyone who is on the guest list of 30 may check in at the pool party entrance located to the right of the Aquatic entrance. Look for a door with a blue canopy and a whiteboard displaying the names of the guests of honor for that day. Please make sure you have provided a list of all 30 guests with first and last names at least one week prior to your party. Our staff members use your list to check guests in and allow them into the facility.
The 30 guests are considered entries into the facility. Anyone age 2 and older that enters the facility is counted as part of those 30 guests, regardless of whether or not they plan on swimming. The fee charged to patrons of the Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex is an entrance fee.
Additional canopies can be brought into the facility but cannot be setup alongside the canopy provided by CSD. Guests are welcome to set up outside of the pool party area, such as the grass area next to the concessions stand, or on the grass behind the pool party area. Please be respectful of other parties and understand that if your party time is over we ask that you set up the canopy at least 10 feet away from the party canopies.
You can bring in decorations, balloons, lawn chairs or additional food such as cake or cupcakes to make your party more personal. The facilities do not allow soda, pizza, barbeque grills, open flame food warmers, glass, or alcohol into the facilities, nor do the facilities have heating or cooling storage.
No. The facilities does not have heating or cooling storage available for pool parties. We are not responsible for your food or other belongings and do not have the ability to store them for you. Items such as cake and ice cream will need to stay with you at your pool party area. We suggest avoiding ice cream or having a family member or friend bring it right before it is time to eat.
We have designed the Adventure Party Package to accommodate 30 guests. Each extra-large pizza has 12 slices, 5 pizzas will allow each guest to have 2 slices of pizza. Additional pizza, food or beverages can be purchased at the Aqua Café or Grover’s Grotto the day of your event. Please keep in mind that pizzas can take up to an hour to be delivered.
CSD staff members set-up of the canopy, tables, chairs, and table settings. Drinks and pizza purchased with the Adventure Package will be delivered to your canopy by CSD staff. Unfortunately, CSD staff members are not able to help with loading or unloading of your car or equipment, or serve any food that is not purchased through the CSD.