Check out the Oasis Commercial on Youtube!
The Oasis was conceived in 2003 and opened in April 2008 to provide the teenagers of Grayslake and surrounding communities a safe and stimulating place to go after school and on weekends. To achieve that goal, The Oasis opens Monday – Saturday at 3:00pm; and remains open Monday – Thursday until 9:00pm and Friday and Saturday until 11:00pm.

Within The Oasis, guests find a friendly and clean environment designed just for them. The minimum age for admittance is 12 years old, as we do not monitor the comings and goings of the guests. The Oasis is stocked with video games, high speed wireless internet, flat screen TVs (with movies available to watch) and basic snacks. There is no charge during the week, and a $5 donation is requested on Friday and Saturday. Most weekend evenings, we feature live entertainment with a wide variety of local and regional bands. All language and behavior is required to be appropriate for all ages.

There are always employees staffing The Oasis as well as cameras and microphones monitoring the activities within. We practice zero tolerance – if someone breaks the law, we call the police. We will also not tolerate bullying or disrespect. We will require a guest to leave if our policies are not followed. As of 2015, we require student ID’s, drivers licenses, or an Oasis ID Badge (with parental signature) for entry into the Oasis.



Monday – Thursday: Free!.
Friday – Saturday: $5 Donation


Monday – Thursday: 3:00-9:00pm

Friday – Saturday: 3:00-11:00pm

Sunday: Closed (Reserved for Rentals & Private Parties)


The Oasis is located at 151 Hawley St in downtown Grayslake, Illinois. It is the old Park District building next to Tastee Freez and across from the Fire Station.

View Larger Map


Oasis FAQ’s

Band Booking at the Oasis
Video Games
School Work
Who is the GYC?
About the Volunteers
Renting the Oasis for a Private Function
Snacks and Drinks at the Oasis


The Oasis is a non-profit 501( c ) 3 organization. We function 100% on donations and fund-raising efforts. We would love to have you as one of our donors! Simply click the “donate” button on our site which will take you to Paypal. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.