Birthday Parties

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The Department of Campus Recreation has several spaces available for your children's events, such as birthday parties and scout troop events! Every party requires a two-hour minimum block, signed waivers, and chaperones. All parties are limited to 50 people, which includes both adults and children. Parties are only available on weekends. Read about our different party selections and how to secure your spot today! Events held through the Department of Campus Recreation must be requested using our Reservation Application.

We thank you for choosing to celebrate with us!

▼   Outdoor Pool Party

Celebrate your birthday party or special event with us at the outdoor pool at the Student Recreation Center. The pool deck has swings, tables with chairs, and lounge chairs. There is a shallow water area for sunbathing or for small children to enjoy, volleyball nets, basketball goals, and water polo goals in the pool. Your guests can also enjoy other features such as the vortex and hot tub for anyone over 13 years of age. 

The outdoor pool is available for special events April 1st-October 31st (weather permitting.) You must be a member of the Student Recreation Center to reserve the outdoor pool. Pool parties cannot be combined with climbing wall or sports parties; you must register for those areas separately.

Cost: $200 per two-hour party.

More information on the Outdoor Pool

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▼   Climbing Wall Party

Celebrate your birthday party or special event with us at the climbing wall at the Student Recreation Center. The wall has a cushy floor, five auto belays, and plenty of routes. We have child-size climbing shoes and harnesses. There is a bouldering cave for older children and staff ready to belay weaker climbers. Everyone will have their chance to make it to the top. Every wall has an easy route with jugs (big, grippy holds) and extra footholds (for short climbers, like kids.) Climbing wall birthday parties include the back deck, as food and drink are not permitted at the wall. A maximum of 20 people can be at the wall at a time. If you bring a larger number, they will need to rotate in/out from the back deck.

The climbing wall is available year-round. You must be a member of the Student Recreation Center to reserve the climbing wall. Climbing wall parties cannot be combined with pool parties or sports parties; you must register for those areas separately.

Cost: $200 per two-hour party

More Information on the Rock Wall

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▼   Sports Party

Celebrate your birthday party with a day full of sports. Sports themed birthday parties are held on the Intramural Fields, just near Hancock-Whitney Stadium. You can have your choice of flag football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, kickball, and more! Tents and a table will be provided to serve cake or keep coolers shaded. The intramural field house also has restrooms that are included with your rental. In the event of bad weather, sports parties can be moved to the indoor soccer court at the Student Recreation Center. Requests for sports parties must be submitted no later than seven business day before the event.

The intramural fields are available April 1st – October 31st (weather permitting.) You must be a member of the Student Recreation Center to reserve the intramural fields. Sports parties cannot be combined with pool parties or climbing wall parties; you must register for those areas separately.

Cost: $200 per two-hour party

More Information on a Sports Party: email southsports@southalabama.edu

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