The Hub at Berens Park

Now Open!

Come play at The Hub at Berens Park. It features four batting cages, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a spray ground and a playground with youth and tot equipment. You can rent the spray ground and batting cages for your private event. The Hub also features the Lee A. Daniels Pavilion, with concessions and a party room.


Spray Ground

The Hub features a 6,000-square-foot spray ground with nine exciting water features and two Big Squirt filling stations. Big Squirts are refillable water toys that can be purchased at the equipment window. The spray ground will close if the temperature is below 65 degrees, lightning is spotted or there are other threatening weather conditions.

Per the Illinois Department of Public Health Swimming Pool Guidelines

  • No capacity limits. Masks are optional if you are fully vaccinated. Masks are required for ages 2 and up if you are not vaccinated, unless you are engaged in a swimming activity. Swimming activities at the spray ground are defined as being on the blue soft surface.
  • Anyone who is sick should stay home.
  • Anyone planning to enter the spray ground should self-screen prior to attending and should not enter the facility if any of the following are present:  (1) any symptoms of COVID-19, (2) fever equal to or higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, (3) under evaluation for COVID-19 (e.g., waiting for results of a test to confirm infection), or (4) diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to discontinue isolation.
  • Frequent hand washing and usage of hand sanitizer is encouraged.

Admission Prices

Resident Youth (ages 2-16)$4
Resident Adult (ages 16+)$6
Non-Resident Youth (ages 2-16)$6
Non-Resident Adult (ages 16+)$8

Reminders

  • No shoes, sand, beach or water toys on pad.
  • Swim diapers only.
  • No food or drink in spray ground area. Do not drink spray ground water.
  • Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

Miniature Golf

The Hub has an 18-hole miniature golf course with a water feature and practice green. It features a prairie landscape, similar to the one early settlers of Illinois found in this area. While playing a round of mini-golf, be sure to check out the "mini" prairie around you!

Per the IDCEO Restore Illinois Outdoor Recreation Guidelines

  • No capacity limits. Masks are optional if you are fully vaccinated. Masks are required for ages 2 and up if you are not vaccinated. 
  • Anyone who is sick should stay home.
  • Anyone planning to enter the facility should self-screen prior to attending and should not enter the facility if any of the following are present:  (1) any symptoms of COVID-19, (2) fever equal to or higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, (3) under evaluation for COVID-19 (e.g., waiting for results of a test to confirm infection), or (4) diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to discontinue isolation.
  • Social distance of at least 6 ft should be maintained between non-household individuals
  • Frequent hand washing and usage of hand sanitizer is encouraged.

Fees:

  • $6 per person, Residents
  • $7 per person, Non-Residents

Reminders:

  • Putters and balls are provided. You may use your own putter if desired.
  • Please limit playing parties to five persons and strokes to six on any hole.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent/legal adult guardian.

Batting Cages

Hone your batting skills at any of our four cages with varying speeds. Baseball and softball settings are available. Beginners and professionals are welcome. You may use your own helmet and bat, if desired.

Per the IDCEO Restore Illinois Outdoor Recreation Guidelines

  • No capacity limits. Masks are optional if you are fully vaccinated. Masks are required for ages 2 and up if you are not vaccinated.
  • Anyone who is sick should stay home.
  • Anyone planning to enter the facility should self-screen prior to attending and should not enter the facility if any of the following are present:  (1) any symptoms of COVID-19, (2) fever equal to or higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, (3) under evaluation for COVID-19 (e.g., waiting for results of a test to confirm infection), or (4) diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared to discontinue isolation.
  • Social distance of at least 6 ft should be maintained between non-household individuals
  • Frequent hand washing and usage of hand sanitizer is encouraged.

Fees:

  • 1/2 Hour: $21
  • 1 Hour: $36

Reminders

  • Helmets with faceguard, softball and baseball bats are provided.
  • Batters must use helmets at all times.
  • Only one batter in the cage at a time.
  • Batters must wear shoes.
  • Batters must be at least 6 years old.

Batting Cage Speeds

Cage #1Cage #2Cage #3Cage #4
Softball – slow pitch arc, 40 mph.
Baseball – slow pitch, 45 mph.
Softball – slow pitch arc, 40 mph.
Baseball – medium pitch, 50 mph.
Softball – slow pitch arc, 40 mph.
Baseball – fast pitch, 65 mph.
Softball – fast pitch, 60 mph.
Baseball – very fast pitch, 80 mph.

Rentals at The Hub

All rentals at The Hub can be completed through online booking. Learn more about renting Lee Daniels Pavillion, the Spray Ground or the Tent on our Facility Rentals Page.

Book a Hub Rental

For more information, email Hub Programming through our form or call (630) 993-8967.