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Parties and Rentals

Making plans for a birthday party, corporate event or group retreat? Our expansive facilities offer a number of venues that are perfect for team building, focus and fun. Use the pool, gymnasium, or even test your strength on the climbing wall. The lobby Snack Bar is the perfect location to gather and eat good food.

Group enjoying the snack bar at the Kilpatrick Athletic Center

Birthday Parties

We invite you to consider the Kilpatrick when making plans for a birthday party. Choose two of three locations for one hour each (pool, gymnasium, or rock wall),plus one hour for cake and presents in the snack bar.

$105.00 for members, $130 for non-members.

The price is based on 15 children for the pool or gym and eight for the rock wall.

Additional children and additional spaces can be added for an additional fee.

For details, please contact our Service Desk Manager Kerry Hamill at or call 413-528-7777

Group Facility Rental

Group Facility Rental options are available for the Aerobic Studio, Gymnasium, Rock Wall, Soccer Field, Swimming Pool, and Tennis Courts.


One large studio or use the dividing wall to create two smaller spaces. Each room has a sound system.

Rental Options

  • Yoga, Aerobics, Dance, Martial Arts.
  • Group Meetings


$40 per hour + instructor cost
$20 for each additional hour


NCAA regulation basketball court plus four adjustable side baskets. Air conditioned.

Rental Options

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Special Events


$50 per hour 


Various routes and handholds for beginners and experts.

Rental Options

  • Instructional Climb
  • Non-Instructional Climb (Must be an experienced climber)


$70 per hour for up for up to 8 people.
$40 for each additional hour. 


Lined for soccer. Corner flags and goals provided.

Rental Options

  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee


$50 per hour


Eight Lanes, 25 yards long. Available for lap swim or pool parties. Foam noodles and accessories provided.

Rental Options

  • 1 lane
  • Multiple lanes
  • 1 corner of the pool


$50 per lane hour (Discounted multiple lane reservation)
$50 per corner hour


Four beautiful outdoor hard courts.

Rental Options

Call 413-528-7777 for more information about parties and group rentals.


$20 per court hour

Racquets, tennis balls and tennis ball machine also available.