Rentals & Birthday Parties


Indoor Pool Birthday Parties

Splash and swim with your friends and family year-round with an Indoor Pool Birthday Party at Doling Family Center!

All parties begin and end in the Community Room. After meeting together in the party room, the group will begin with one hour of swimming. Have guests come dressed and ready to swim! Before re-entering the party room after swim time is over, guests must change into dry clothing. Parties will have one hour to celebrate in the room after swimming.

Party Rules:

  • Fees are based on 20 participants. Parties are limited to 20 participants due to the size of the room. 
  • The pool party fee includes up to 4 adults that must supervise participants. The adults that supervise are not counted in the total of 20 participants. If other adults over the 20-person limit wish to swim, a daily guest fee must be paid. $7/Youth and Seniors, $10/Adult.
  • An adult-to-child ratio of 1:8 for children ages 9 and older, and a ratio of 1:4 for ages 8 and under, must be maintained at all times. 
  • All birthday party guests must stay together as a group and follow the posted rules in all areas. 
  • Parents are expected to control the behavior of birthday party guests at all times. 
  • Cakes and additional food, other than what's provided, may be brought into the center. Please take home any leftovers and clean up after yourselves.

Room Rules:

  • Food and beverage must remain in the party room at all times.
  • All guests must dry off before leaving the pool area. There are family changing rooms and locker rooms adjacent to the pool that may be used to change into dry clothing.
  • Please clean up after yourselves. All trash must be disposed. Counters, tables, and chairs must be cleaned off
  • Items left in the party room will not be supervised. The party organizer is responsible for any personal belongings from the group.

Pool Rules:

  • Pool time is limited to one hour only. A lifeguard will go over all rules with the group prior to swimming.
  • All participants should arrive in swimsuits, with towels.
  • For non-swimmers/weak swimmers and children under 8, an adult must remain within arm's reach while in the water.
  • Ages 4 and under must have a 1:1 adult-to-child swim ratio.
  • Swim tests for children under 8 are available upon request.
  • Participants must be 48" or taller to ride the slide.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing 7 days prior to the party date.
  • All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.
  • Refunds take 2-3 weeks to process.


Family Center Members$135


Extra pizzas$10 each
Extra drinks$3 each
Adult day pass*$10/Person
Youth day pass*$7/Person

Party Time Slots

4-6 p.m. in the Community Room

12-2 p.m. in the Community Room
2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room
5-7 p.m. in the  Community Room

12-2 p.m. in the Community Room
2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room



Facility Rentals

Rent the Doling Family Center for your next event, family gathering or meeting.

Doling Family Center has a spacious activity room available for rentals when it is not otherwise in use. Rentals include tables and chairs, as well as use of the room for your event. Rentals do not give guests access to any other area of the facility and need to include the time needed to set up and tear down your event during booking. If you would like to use any other part of the facility during your rental, guests will need to purchase day passes. Contact the center at 417-837-5900 with inquiries about specific dates and times.

Community Room

The community room may be split in half if the entire space is not needed for your gathering. Kitchen access is included in the east half of the room. Each half-room can accommodate up to 30 guests, and the entire community room can accommodate up to 60 guests. View chart below for rates.



Note: There is a 2-hour minimum for all rentals, and the duration of the rental must be in 2-hour increments.

Full Meeting Room Rental$75/hr. (100 people max)
Half Community Room w/ Kitchen$40/hr. (50 people max)
Half Community Room$35/hr. (50 people max)
Activity Room$30/hr. (30 people max)
Non-Member Fee$10/Rental
3-Hour Lock-In$450
Refundable Damage Deposit$30/Rental