Permits & Rentals

The Chicago Park District offers numerous indoor & outdoor spaces to host your next event.  Whether it’s a grand gala under the stars, a race with a purpose for 30,000 people, a simple garden soiree, or the perfect birthday party for your four year-old, you can find the ideal space within the Chicago Park District’s 7,300 acres of parkland.

Additionally, permits are required for many activities that take place on Chicago Park District property.
 

Planning now for a 2017 event in a Chicago park?
Applications will be taken beginning Friday, November 4 at 9 a.m.
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View list of 2017 permit receipts recevied the morning of Nov. 4 **

Start the special event permit application now
 for a 2016 event.

 

 



Ready to learn more?  Get started below.

 

Weddings
63rd Street Beach House

Weddings
Ceremony, Reception, Photography

 

 

 

Athletic Event & Rentals
Lincoln Park

Athletic Events & Rentals
Field/gym rental, walk/run, fitness/training
class, tournament

 

 

Picnics
Jackson Park
 

Outdoor Picnics
Reunion, Birthday Parties, Barbecue

 

 

Filming/Photography

Filming/Photography
Video, Still Photography, Journalism, Media

 

 

Other Gatherings/Events

Other Gatherings/Events
Concert, Festival, Baptism, Dedication,
Memorial, Room Rental

 

 

Other Permit Types

Other Permit Types
Dog Friendly Area Tags, Parking Lot Rental,
Installation & Construction Access, Promotions, 
Concessions, Research