About the Park

Citizens Park is a 45-acre park located off of Northwest Highway and Lake Zurich Road in Barrington. The park was the site of the old Jewel Tea Company. This award-winning park was officially dedicated in 2007 and has continued to be a very popular setting for people to rent the facilities, relax by the waterfall, walk the trails and enjoy passive recreation. 


Citizens Park was the winner of 7 different awards, including the 2007 Governor’s Hometown Award, 2007 Daniel Flaherty Park Excellence Award, 2007 Illinois Association of Park District’s Partnership Award, 2007 Masonry Award, and 3 awards from the 2007 Council of Barrington Garden Clubs. The Barrington Park District also worked closely with the Lake County Forest Preserve to connect their property to the Barrington Park District. The result is a beautiful bike/running trail that twists through Cuba Marsh and then connects to Citizens Park. This has become a favorite site for dog owners and 5K enthusiasts.



Featured in Citizens Park:


  • Biking/Walking Paths
  • Cuba Mash Connection
  • Jewel Tea Park Pavillion
  • John Larkins Bell Gazebo
  • Pepper Family Treehouse
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Robert Soule Amplitheater
  • Tennis/ Basketball Court
  • The Lodge



Jewel Tea Pavilion


 $100/$150/$125 Per Hour (2 Hour Minimum)
The Jewel Tea Pavilion at Citizens Park is perfect for weddings, receptions, bridal/baby showers and more. This 1,900-square-foot space has a catering kitchen and can accommodate up to 110 people. It can be used year round; it is both heated and cooled and comes complete with a woodburning fireplace! The Pavilion also has the ability to become a fully open-air space with state-of-the-art retractable glass doors.

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Robert Soule Amphitheater


 $50/$75/$65 Per Hour

 The beautiful Robert Soule Amphitheater is perfect for concerts or stage gatherings. It features a full stage with electric. Terraced seating on the grass can accommodate up to 200 spectators.

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The Lodge


 $50/$80/$70 Per Hour

The Lodge at Citizens Park is also heated and air-conditioned, making it a great year-round space for small events such as corporate board meetings, birthday parties, or small gatherings (Max: 30 people).

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John Larkins Bell Gazebo


 $35/$50/$40 Per Hour
The Gazebo is a wonderful spot for weddings or family photos or small, intimate gatherings.

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Pepper Family Treehouse


$75/$100/$90 Per Hour 

The Citizens Park Pepper Family Treehouse is ideal for kids’ birthday parties (see Birthday Parties), small gatherings (max is 30 people), or any other event where kids just want to be kids. (Open from April 1- October 31)

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Picnic Shelters


1 to 75 people $100/$125 Per Day
76 to 200 people $150/$200 Per Day
201 to 400 people $350/$425 Per Day
401+ people $600/$750 Per Day 

Reservations are taken after February 1st of each year. Two shelters (without electric) are available for rent on weekdays/weekends. During the months of June through August, they are available on weekends only. Each shelter holds 50 people comfortably.

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