Aquatic Birthday Parties, Group Reservations and Cabana Rentals

Thank you for choosing the Silliman Family Aquatic Center for your Aquatic Birthday Parties, Group Reservations, and Cabana Rentals! We look forward to hosting your special event and making it a memorable one! The Silliman Family Aquatic Center is an award-winning 32,000  square foot Indoor Water Park. The Indoor Water Park amenities include two twenty foot water slides rising over the pool deck*,  an Activity Pool with zero-depth entry and water play structure with two slides, a four-lane lap pool, 245-foot lazy river with inner tubes, 15 person warm water spa and many other great activities. Below is information to better assist you with your reservation needs.

If you require further assistance, please contact our friendly staff at 510-578-4406 or email us at for any party related questions. Please note our fax machine is currently down. 

* Water slides on the lazy river have a 48" height requirement from the slide manufacturer.

We are excited to announce our new fall birthday party program! Our birthday parties now offer a complete package with food and beverage included.  Additionally, we have added online booking for all party packages starting this fall. 

Fall 2017 Party Package Information & Reservation Portal

Click on the following links for more information. 

Fall 2017 Birthday Party Flyer      Online Party Booking Portal 

Need help making an online party reservation? Check out the video below!

This option is only available for the Fall 2017 Birthday Party Packages. 

Birthday Party Booking Times:

Please note that we will only book parties during the following times when our party planners are in the office. We will not accept or process any forms outside of these hours. You are more than welcome to email us a completed reservation form as a time stamping method. All parties are first come first serve basis. We do not hold party dates and or times. Party packages and dates are confirmed once payment is accepted and processed by a party planner.  

Monday - Friday: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Must show by 11:30AM for final reservations. 

Saturday: NOT Available 

Sunday: NOT Available 

* times are subject to change without notice. 

Splash-Tastic Party Package: Package will discontinue August 31, 2017

Recommended for all ages!

Held in our Aquatic Event Room, this package allows guests direct access from the room to the pool deck. Each room features standard size tables and chairs for up to 20 people, a microwave, and small refrigerator.

Base Booking Fee:

1 room: $250R/$280NR for up to 15 guests, additional guests charged $10R/$12 NR per person, max of 20 guests
2 rooms: $400R/$460NR for up to 30 guests, additional guests charged $10R/$12 NR per person, max of 40 guests

The above price includes a refundable $100.00 damage deposit.

R= Newark Resident NR= Non-Newark Resident 

We are unable to store and or refrigerate birthday party cakes.

Play & Splash Party Package: Package will discontinue August 31, 2017

Recommended for ages 4-8!

Held in our Activity Room, this package features a Foosball table, ping pong table, Wii gaming system and small tables and chairs (preschool height). This room does not have access to the pool deck, and therefore swimming is scheduled before or after your party room time. This room has a max of 40 guest total. 

Base Booking Fee:

$250R/$280NR for up to 15 guests, additional guests charged $10R/$12 NR per person

The above price includes a refundable $100.00 damage deposit.

R= Newark Resident NR= Non-Newark Resident

We are unable to store and or refrigerate birthday party cakes.



Party Packages Include: Package will discontinue August 31, 2017

  • Use of the room for 2.5 hours (includes set-up & clean-up) PARTY TIME WILL BE ONLY 2 HOURS. 15 mins at the start and end for setup and clean up.
  • Birthday child & 2 adults are free!
  • Entrance to Open Recreation Swim (hours vary)

All persons (adults & children, swimming or not) in attendance will be included in the final count of your party package. Fees for additional guests are due the day of your party.

We are unable to store and or refrigerate birthday party cakes.

How to Reserve your party?

  • Decide which package to book.
  • Contact party staff for date/time availability at (510)578-4406. We do not take reservations over the phone. Only in person, email, or faxed forms accepted.
  • Download Party Reservation Form.
  • Submit completed reservation form with payment of all fees listed during party reservation hours. * listed at top of page (OUR FAX NUMBER IS CURRENTLY DOWN AT THIS TIME) 

Food Policy:

Only non-competing food allowed into the facility. No outside beverages. Food packages are available. All orders must be prepaid and placed one week before your party/event. 

Submit completed reservation form with Base Booking Fee to Silliman Aquatic Center Front Desk in person or email to BOOKINGS will be reserved without completed paperwork and payment.

Party Package Forms: Package will discontinue August 31, 2017

Birthday Party Package Flyer

Birthday Party Food Order Form  All items subject to 9.75% Sales Tax

SUMMER 2017 Splashtastic and Play & Splash Reservation form JUNE 19 - AUGUST 25

Totally Teen Year-round Reservation Form

Email Completed Reservation Forms or Food Order Forms to


We are unable to store and or refrigerate birthday party cakes.

Group Reservations:

Not in need of a party package but coming in as a group...(20 or more persons) then this option is for you! Receive a discounted price of $6.50 per person. Please note that this option requires a  2-week advanced notice to be eligible to receive this discount. 

Contact: Nick Cuevas, Aquatic Coordinator at for a reservation form. 

End of the year Aquatic School Group Reservations:

We have completed our end of the school year group reservations for 2017! Please check back in Late October for 2018 dates.

Please contact Nick Cuevas, Aquatic Coordinator for any questions.



Weekday Summer Camp Aquatic Center Group Reservations:

Now taking reservations for weekday group reservations "M-F" June 19 - August 25, 2017, from 12:30 - 430pm. (LIMITED SPACE AT THIS POINT)

20 person minimum reservation with 2 - week notice required!

Please contact Nick Cuevas, Aquatic Coordinator for availability. **All dates MUST be verified first with Coordinator for approval.**


Weekday Group Rental Flyer 2017


Rent a Cabana during your next visit to the pool and enjoy a private reserved area on our pool deck.  Each Cabana has a table, 10 chairs, and snacks.  Rental fees are $40 Newark Resident/$50 Non-Newark Resident per time period. See Reservation Form for specific times. Reservations may be made in advance or the day of based on availability in person. To reserve your Cabana, complete the Cabana Application and return with your rental fees. Cabana rental does NOT include admission to the water park. Admission is a separate fee.

To make a change to your Cabana reservation such as changing the date or cancellation, we must receive written notice  7 business days before the reservation date. A $15.00 processing fee will be charged for any changes and or cancellations. If requesting any changes or cancellations with less than 7 business days no changes or rescheduling will be offered and fee paid will be forfeited regardless of reason.

If you are reserving more than 7 days in advance, please click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION and select "RESERVE" from the top menu of the online registration menu.

If you are reserving less than 7 days in advance, please print the Cabana Application Form and fax it to 510-578-4622 or email it to


Private Aquatic Center Rentals: 

Looking for a private event after hours? How about a private aquatic center event! 

For more information please contact:

Peter Beireis, Sr. Recreation Supervisor at 510-578-4630 or

2017 Private Rental Information 

2017 Private Rental Application