A Guide to Outdoor Birthday Party Venues in Collin County

Outdoor Birthday Party Ideas in Collin County

Looking for outdoor birthday party ideas in Collin County? Our guide has everything from low-key park pavilions to sports parties, even mobile venues that come to you (glow foam party, anyone?). And don’t miss our birthday party guide section on farms and petting zoos—lots of outdoor fun to be found there.

As always, if you have a great suggestion that isn’t on the list, feel free to share in the comments!

Heard Museum | McKinney

While this one isn’t entirely outside (you get two hours in a private party room), their guided outdoor nature hikes and the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit means they make the cut. Birthday parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays only. See link for additional party package details and pricing.

Hydrous Wake Park | Allen, Little Elm

How about a summertime wake-boarding party? Book a two-hour private instruction session with a Hydrous Coach, full access to the Main Cable System & Aqua Park, and all the gear needed for your group to ride.

Hawaiian Falls | The Colony

Purchase an official party package with perks like sunglasses, beach towels, cupcakes, pizza, etc., for your guests. Parties are 2.5-hour increments, but your admission is good all day, of course. Eight guest minimum.

Topgolf | Allen, The Colony

Party packages for kids or teens include two hours of game play, food, a party manager, and multiple upgrade options. See link for more specifics and to book.

Adventure Landing | North Dallas

Another spot that isn’t entirely outside, but you can still get lots of fresh air with mini golf, bumper boats, and go-karts. Note that the party packages are for a maximum of eight guests (you can add on guests for an additional cost per person).

Bubble VibeZ | DFW

Keep the party outdoors with odorless, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable foam delivered right to your curb. Whether you choose a bubble bash, foam party, or glow foam party, the kids will have an absolute blast.

The Bubble Truck | DFW

Here’s another bubble truck birthday party option—there’s always more in DFW! Book an hour of bubbles or glow foam with kid-friendly music on the speakers and assorted fun extras. See exact package details at the link.

Local Parks

💡Birthday parties can get so pricey. If you want to keep spending down, you can always roll the dice and try to snag a spot at a local park (a first come, first served kind of deal). If you’d feel better with an official reservation in your pocket, take a look at how to book pavilions at Collin County parks near you. Note that there might be permit requirements for bounce houses and things like that. Each city has slightly different park rules, so read the fine print. Lots of info at the links below!

Allen Park Pavilion and Facility Rentals

Resident fees are quite affordable for most of these parks. There’s an additional $25 fee for bounce houses, but not all parks allow inflatables. Don’t forget to check out their other facility rentals like The Edge skate park, Ford Pool, and indoor options like Joe Farmer Rec Center, Allen Ice Rink, and the Natatorium.

Anna Pavilion and Gazebo Reservations

Book online at the link for a rate of $20 per hour. Must reserve at least seven days in advance.

Celina (Olde Celina Park) Pavilion Rental

Book the pavilion for $50 for four hours (if you have 50 guests or less). See link for larger party prices. To book, email Jeff Davis ([email protected]) with date/time and other pertinent information about your event.

Fairview Pavilion Rentals

Check out details and photos of your local Fairview parks at the link. Contact Town Secretary Tenitrus Bethel for more information regarding rentals and pricing. ([email protected])

Frisco Park Pavilion Rentals

You can reserve pavilions at Frisco Commons Park, Shawnee Park, and Warren Sports Complex. See photos and amenities and submit booking requests here. Pavilions in neighborhood parks are first come, first served, and cannot be officially reserved.

McKinney Facility Rentals

Find pricing (for residents and non-residents) and amenities at the link for pavilions at Erwin Park, Finch Park, Towne Lake, Old Settler’s Recreation Center, and more.

Melissa Park Pavilion Rentals

Pavilions and gazebos fall under city managed park facilities and require a little legwork to secure—read the rules, download the forms, and bring everything to City Hall for approval. Take a quick look at the usage fees here.

Murphy Park Pavilion Rentals

Resident rates are super reasonable: $25 for two hours; $10 per additional rental hour. See link for list of pavilion options. Reserve online or in person at the Murphy Community Center.

Plano Park Pavilion Rentals

You can reserve one of two time slots, 8am–2pm or 3–9pm, at any of the locations listed. Food trucks, entertainment trucks (like bubble trucks), and alcohol are not allowed. It costs $100 in total to reserve your spot, but $75 of that is refundable!

Princeton Park Pavilion Rentals

Complete your facility reservation through their online portal or email Recreation Coordinator Jessica Sexton at [email protected].

Prosper (Frontier Park) Pavilion Rental

Check availability using the online calendar and begin your booking process. $100 refundable deposit required. Rates are for a four-hour period (ex: $35 for under 50 guests, for Prosper residents).

Wylie Park Pavilion Rentals

Find a pavilion at the link and determine if reservations are permitted or if it’s first come, first served. Dry bounce houses are allowed, but with a few requirements. Here’s an extremely detailed FAQ page that covers everything you might want to know.

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