Group of friends at a Rec Center birthday party.

Birthday Parties and Events

Looking for great activities to celebrate a birthday or have a friendly gathering? Here at the Miami Recreational Sports Center, we have many options for such events. We have facilities that include three pools, a climbing wall, a racquetball court, and four courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and soccer. We also have reservable rooms that can be used as a gathering space, based on availability. For the "General Admission Daily Pass Discount," a group of 10 or more is eligible for $6 per person, allowing access to the pools and gymnasium.

If you would like to start the process of reserving, visit our 'Facilities' page and complete the facility rental request form so we can provide a date and time for your event!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: If I want to have a party at the Rec, what is the cost per person or group?
Birthday Parties are priced depending on the size of the group. If you have ten participants or more we offer a reduced Daily Pass of only $6 per person. The $6 fee requires one paying adult for every ten children. If the group is nine participants or fewer, fees are $7 per person ages 3-14, $9 per person 15 and older, 2 and under are free.
Q2: How do I request a birthday party and what happens once I submit a request?

All you have to do is fill out our Facility Request Form and we will get back in contact with you to finalize the details of your party.

You will be contacted within 2 business days. If immediate assistance is needed please call (513) 529-8177.

Once your request has been approved, you will be provided a rental agreement, which you will be asked to review, and reply or call to confirm the rental information is correct prior to your reservation date. You will be asked to bring the signed agreement with you to the Rec Center Pro Shop on the date of the event.

Q3: How do I pay for the reservation and who is responsible for communication with the individuals in my group?
You may pay at the Pro Shop with cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards or by check, payable to Miami University or with a pre-approved Purchase Order. The Recreational Sports Center does not require a deposit in advance for birthday parties or large group General Admissions.
Q4: I'm not actually paying for all of the members in my party, how do I go about checking in?
The main contact of your group should provide one payment to the cashier at the Pro Shop. This contact person should collect money from the individual group members prior to check in.
Q5: Where should we park once we arrive, and where should we go once we enter the Rec Center?

We recommend utilizing the Campus Avenue Parking Garage right next to the Rec Center, located at 545 S. Campus Avenue and is a short walk from the Rec Sports Center. The fee structure for parking is $1 for the first hour, 50 cents per hour after, and is the responsibility of the guests to pay upon exit. For additional parking questions, please visit the Parking Office website.

Please meet your group in the concourse at the scheduled arrival time. The payment will then be processed, and a Rec Center Staff member will review building policy and rules and will help you gain entry into the building. If applicable, the staff member will escort your group to the reserved room rental.

Q6: What if I need to change the reservation plan, or need to cancel?
Please contact the Director of Special Events and Reservations at (513) 529-8177 as soon as possible to change or cancel the reservation. We request a 48-hour notice in advance, to allow the option to open up the spaces to other guests.