The following locations are independently managed, please call them directly: 

Indoor Activities & Events


To book a facility inside a fieldhouse such as an auditorium or meeting room, call the fieldhouse directly for rental pricing and information.  Click here to search for a park

Some locations within the Park District such as 63rd St Beach, Northerly Island, Promontory Point, South Shore Cultural Center, etc. are considered Special Event Venues.  Click here for a full list of Special Event Venues, pricing, or to book one of these spaces.

Outdoor Activities & Events


Outdoor Activities and Events which include the features listed below require a Special Event Permit: 

  • 50 or more people* 
  • Advertising or sponsorship activities 
  • Alcohol  
  • Amplified sound (e.g. loudspeakers, amplifiers, powered megaphones) 
  • Animals (e.g. petting zoo, pony rides, horses) 
  • Ceremonies (e.g. baptisms, dedications, weddings, & other services) 
  • Exercise classes or boot camps
  • Flying Machine (e.g. drones)  
  • Generators 
  • Guaranteed Use of Space** 
  • Inflatables 
  • Selling and/or distributing merchandise, services or food (e.g. vendors) 
  • Stages 
  • Tents/canopies (e.g. 10x10 popup)  
  • Walk/Run/Bike or Parade Route 


*For athletic games, practices, & tournaments (regardless of size) and gatherings of 49 people or less that do not include any of the features listed above, call the park fieldhouse directly for facility rental information.  Click here to search for a park. 

**Note: To ensure guaranteed use of a facility, rental is required. Outdoor facilities that have not been rented are available to the public on a first come, first serve basis provided the activity does not include any of the features listed above. Call the park fieldhouse directly for facility rental information. Click here to search for a park. 

Special Event Permit Information 


Click below for permit information about the following event types:


Special Event Permit Pricing includes a $35 Application Fee + Rental Fees.  

Click here for pricing information.