A special event permit application is required for events hosted in all Chicago parks.
Applications are only available online through the following two-step process.


Pay non-refundable $35 Permit Application Fee now, and secure your spot in the queue:

2018 Event (click here) 


Complete & Submit a Special Event Permit Application:

2018 Special Event Permit Application  (click here)

NOTE:  You will be asked to include your Permit Application Fee receipt number, from Step 1.

IMPORTANT:  Site plans are required for all events, a route map with step-off times is required for all runs/walks.  Applications won’t be assessed until a site plan and route map (if needed) are sent.


Application form is best viewed in Chrome or Internet Explorer browsers.

View our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about this process.

For any other questions, please call us at 312.742.5369.