Birthday Parties

Buhl Community Recreation Center Birthday Parties

Thank you for choosing the BCRC for your party/rental. It is our hope that the BCRC will fulfill all your party needs and expectations. Listed below, you will find a list of party rental guidelines and BCRC expectations. We do provide a staff person to assist with your party and to better familiarize you with BCRC facilities.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. Our party coordinator’s primary responsibility is to assure that your party is enjoyable to everyone involved.


Usually, parties are held on Saturdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm & Sundays from noon to 2:00 pm (unless specified). You may arrive up to half an hour early for your scheduled party for room set-up and/or lifeguard instruction.

All parties with the exception of Flick and Float include an hour of activity followed by one hour of usage of the party hall and ½ of the gym.

Party Hall:

You are welcome to bring food and drinks into the BCRC for your party, however kitchen facilities are not available.  Decorations are permitted, provided that no tacks are put on the walls. We do require that you leave the room in a clean, presentable condition and that time guidelines are followed. (Maximum of 50 people per party). Basketballs are available for use in the gymnasium. Party participants are permitted to use ONLY tables and chairs in the party room

Check-in procedure:
You may arrive up to half an hour prior to your scheduled time in order to prepare the room, organize your party and have the lifeguards/instructors go over safety rules.  Party guests should enter the main lobby of the building where our staff person will be available to direct them to the party room or locker room.

Deposit and Payment:

  • You must book your party in person.
  • You must book the party at least 2 weeks before the party date.
  • You must put 50% of the cost down at the time of the booking.
  • You are required to pay the balance of the fee on the day of the party, before the party begins.
  • If it becomes necessary to cancel your party, your deposit will be refunded to you, provided you cancel at least one week prior to the scheduled date. If you cancel after that, your deposit is non-refundable.

*We require a $50 damage deposit in the form of a check made payable to the BCRC on the day of your party. Provided that no damage has been done to the room or facilities; the room is left clean; and the time guidelines have been followed, your check will simply be returned to you at the completion of your party.


Pool Birthday Party

  • One hour of swimming time in the pool
  • One hour of usage of the party room and gymnasium

Cost: $175 for members; $225 for non-members

  • Additional hour in the pool – $75 for members; $100 for non-members
  • Additional hour in the gymnasium – $35 for members; $50 for non-members
  • Additional lifeguard for parties with more than 35 people – $25 for members and non-members

Flick and Float Party

  • Saturdays only, does not include ½ gym. Pool and party hall only.

Cost: $175 for members, $225 for non members

  • Movie of your choice will be projected onto a big screen in the pool.

Dance Party

  • Party includes one hour in the dance studio with a dance instructor.
  • Can be Fridays from 6-8pm, Saturdays 2-4pm or 4-6pm, or Sundays 11-1pm. Subject to instructor availability.
  • The birthday guest of honor can create a playlist of songs to dance to, choreograph their own routine, and have fun with silly dance games.
  • TO schedule a dance birthday party, please contact Michelle Bower at 724-981-3700 ext. 108 or

Cost: $175 for members, $225 for non members

  • Party fees include 20 participants.
  • Additional children 21-35 add $25

Gymnastics Party

  • Party includes one hour in the gymnastics studio with a gymnastics instructor.

Cost: $175 for members, $225 for non members

  • Party fees includes up to 15 participants.
  • Additional children 16-35 add $25 *Parties with more than 15 children will require 2 instructors.

Science Party $200 for members, $250 for non members

Offers children a chance to participate in a one hour science class which will include cool science experiments with a science instructor.

All supplies are included.

Party fees include up to 15 participants.

Additional children 16-20 add on $25, 21-35 add on $50