Concession Program

Chicago's parks are home to more than 200 concessionaires who provide unique dining, shopping and recreational opportunities throughout the city.  Whether it be a sit down meal, a quick snack, renting a bike, or getting an item needed while out and about, these vendors help make a visit to many of the city's parks and beaches a great experience.

View the current list of Chicago Park District concessions.

Park Concession Management

Park Concession Management LLC is the concession program manager for the Chicago Park District, responsible for administering all aspects of the program. This includes oversight of the NOA process (concession applications, evaluations and award); negotiation and enforcement of operating agreements and issuing site specific permits associated with those agreements. It is also responsible for inspecting concession facilities and operations for health code compliance, as well as collecting fees on behalf of the Park District.  


Concession Opportunities

Roaming vendors and stationary concession opportunities await in many of the city’s parks.  Companies and individuals are invited to propose new food, retail, recreational, rental, entertainment or sporting venue concession opportunities for the upcoming 2014 season. 

View the 2014 concession opportunities.


For more information, contact Park Concession Management:


Preferred Professional Application 2014 for Catering, Event Production and Event Supply Rental Services 

The ChicagoParkDistrict(“CPD”) has many unique spaces, known as Special Event Venues (“SEV”) that host special events of almost every type and size such as birthday parties, weddings, and corporate affairs.  These events may require catering (food and beverage), rental supply (tents and furniture), and event production services.  To accommodate the needs of patrons who intend to rent a SEV to host their event, the CPD seeks to establish a concise but comprehensive List of Preferred Professionals (“list”) that would be eligible to provide these services.  Accordingly, the CPD invites interested and experienced firms to submit their application for consideration for inclusion on the list.

Applications are due February 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm CST.

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