Bloomington-Normal's Premier Amusement Park

  Accepting employment applications starting on February 1,2016. Please see additional employment information at the Employment tab. 

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • February 1, 2016 - Will start accepting employment applications for the 2016 season. Interviews will begin March 14, 2016
  • February 21, 2016 - Batting Cages are open daily starting today, weather permitting
  • March 1, 2016 - Will start reservations for the 2016 season with first date of outings starting on May 16th providing State of Illinois ride inspections have been completed.
  • Please Note: Dates listed below subject to change due to park set up and last day of District 87 school year.
  • April 15, 2016 - Fun Park will open weekends only. Weekend Park Hours: Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm. Available attractions to open season will be miniature golf, go-karts and batting cages. Other attractions will open as they become ready and will make announcement has they become ready.
  • May 6, 2016 - All rides will open providing weather and ride set up goes as planned.
  • May 16, 2016 – Park available for school outings, business outings, corporate outings and family outings. Please email
  • May 24, 2016 – Park opens for daily operations. This will include wristband specials. Please see wristband specials for more details. Also see park hours for hours of operation.
  • Groups of 25 or more please contact Jeff Shoemaker at if you would like to make a reservation during the week or weekends.


    Grady's Family Fun Park has a presence on Facebook, we will be using our Facebook page to post updates about the status of the Park opening as well as information related to the need to close due to weather. Our Facebook posts will also appear on our website in the box to the right.

    Grady's Family Fun Park consists of 12 Batting Cages, 21 Go Karts, 16 Bumper Boats, 16 Bumper Cars, an 18 hole Deluxe Miniature Golf Course, a Video Arcade, and various carnival rides including Red Baron Airplane, Jumping Star, Dragon Wagon, Family Himalaya, Super Fun Slide, Western Train, Merry Go Round, Tea Cup and Motorcycle Jump.

    Children must be at least 3 years old to ride Amusement rides. Please see rules for other rides, such as Bumper Cars, Bumper Boats, Go Karts, etc.

    Adult Rides now also include Tilt-A-Whirl, Family Sizzler, Round Up and Paratrooper

    Grady's Family Fun Park is family owned and operated, if you have not had the opportunity to visit Grady's, the Grady family invites you to take a tour of our facilities and see for yourself what a clean and safe fun park we offer to the Bloomington - Normal area.

    Daily safety checks are performed on all of our rides and attractions. We follow that up with a rigorous maintenance program that keeps our rides in excellent condition and ensures optimal performance.

    Ticket Refund Policy – Grady’s policy is one of no-refunds. Tickets do not expire and can be used on your next visit. Please ask for assistance with your ticket purchase to be sure to get tickets needed during your visit. Thank you!

    Wristband Inclement Weather Policy – Within the first hour of purchase you will receive a Grady’s Family Fun Park gift card for $10.00 to be used another date. No refunds after the first hour of use.