Special Event Permits

Activities that require a Chicago Park District Special Event Permit may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Events with 50 or more participants
  • Use of amplified sound
  • Any advertising or sponsorship activities
  • Selling and/or distributing food, goods or merchandise (this includes exercise classes or boot camps)
  • Liquor
  • Tents
  • Inflatables
  • Stages
  • Walk/Run Route
  • Specific location reservations

Please consider that there are other activities or proposed event features that may require you to secure a Chicago Park District Special Event Permit. Permits are issued on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to learn about the Special Event Permit Application process & start your Application.