A new pricing structure is in effect for 2020 special event permits.  With this new structure, each park is assigned a cluster based on variables such as demand, amenities, and location.  To see what cluster a park falls under, view the Parks by Cluster list.

Permit fees are calculated by adding the security deposit plus the base fee plus add-ons and charged per date. See additional information below.

To learn more about this new pricing structure and related changes to the special event permit application, view the Special Event Permit Application Changes & Updates page.  



CLUSTER 1 PARKS

 

Attendance

Security Deposit

Base Fee

+Route

+Alcohol Service

+Alcohol Sales

Event 1

Up to 200

$0

$120

$300

$1000

$1000

Event 2

201-500

$500

$570

$350

$1,000

$2,000

Event 3

501-1000

$1,500

$1875

$1,000

$1,500

$3,000

Event 4

1001-3000

$3,000

$3750

$2,500

$2,000

$4,000

Event 5

3001-10,000

$5,000

$6750

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000


 

CLUSTER 2 PARKS

 

Attendance

Security Deposit

Base Fee

+Route

+Alcohol Service

+Alcohol Sales

Event 1

Up to 200

$0

$160

$300

$1000

$1000

Event 2

201-500

$500

$755

$350

$1,000

$2,000

Event 3

501-1000

$1,500

$2,500

$1,000

$1,500

$3,000

Event 4

1001-3000

$3,000

$5,000

$2,500

$2,000

$4,000

Event 5

3001-10,000

$5,000

$9,000

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000




CLUSTER 3 PARKS

 

Attendance

Security Deposit

Base Fee

+Route

+Alcohol Service

+Alcohol Sales

Event 1

Up to 200

$0

$200

$300

$1000

$1000

Event 2

201-500

$500

$945

$350

$1,000

$2,000

Event 3

501-1000

$1,500

$3,125

$1,000

$1,500

$3,000

Event 4

1001-3000

$3,000

$6,250

$2,500

$2,000

$4,000

Event 5

3001-10,000

$5,000

$11,250

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

Beach Volleyball courts are an additional $30.00 per court, per date

 


OTHER EVENTS

 

Security Deposit

Permit Fee

Cluster 1 Parks

Permit Fee

Cluster 2 Parks

Permit Fee

Cluster 3 Parks

2 Hour Commemorative

$200

$400

$500

$625

4 Hour Commemorative

$200

$545

$725

$905

Athletic T

$0

$360

$475

$590

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Events for 10,000+ people will receive pricing after the application is reviewed
  • For promotional event pricing, call the Chicago Park District New Business Development department at (312) 742-4744.
  • Setup and teardown days are billed at the base fee rate only per date

 


Price Examples

Example

Base Fee

+Route

+Alcohol Service

+Alcohol Sales

+Beach Volleyball

Setup or Teardown

Total

5k with 75 people at a Cluster 1 park

$120

$300

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$420

Music Fest with 3,500 people at a Cluster 2 park

$9,000

N/A

N/A

$5,000

N/A

$9,000 x 3

$41,000

Picnic with 75 people at a Cluster 3 park

$200

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$200