Other Gatherings/Events

Meeting Room Rentals

A permit is required for use of a club room which is available at many parks.  Contact the park fieldhouse to obtain rental availability and fees.  Use park search box on the side to get park phone numbers.

Festivals, Performances, Corporate Gatherings, Events Open to the Public

A Special Event Permit is required for these types of events, or if your event features any of these amenities:

  • 50 or more participants/spectators
  • Amplified sound
  • Advertising or sponsorship activities
  • Selling and/or distributing merchandise, services or food
  • Exercise classes or boot camps
  • Alcohol service or sale
  • Tents
  • Inflatables
  • Stages
  • Walk/Run Route
  • Specific location reservations

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For special locations in which to host your Corporate Gala or party please see our Special Event Venues.

Baptisms – Dedications – Religious Services

These event types require a Commemorative Level Permit.  In addition to this permit:

  • Baptisms in Lake Michigan or Humboldt Park Beach require Chicago Park District Lifeguards for an additional fee
  • Baptisms in a pool require a pool rental fee and Chicago Park District Lifeguards for an additional fee

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For pricing and additional information, click on the relevant link below for your event:

View the full fee schedule for all permitted events.

If you have any additional questions, view our Frequently Asked Questions page, or call (312) 742-5369.