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Looking for a unique setting to host your event in 2024? We are now accepting applications! Visit our Special Event Permit Application Process page and apply here.  

The Chicago Park District invites anyone hoping to host an event at a park facility to visit our website and prepare to fill out the application. Whether it’s a grand gala under the stars, a 5K in the parks, a garden gathering, or the perfect birthday or retirement party in a historic park building or space, you can find the ideal space within the Chicago Park District’s 8,800 acres of parkland.

A processing fee of $35 is required for each application along with a site plan. Additional permit fees will be due after the date and location have been secured. The application review process takes a minimum of 14 days. Some applications may require additional review by City of Chicago Departments. 

Frequently asked questions about the process can be found here. For specific questions, patrons may contact the Park District’s Permits Department at (312) 763-6710.