Park Permit Lottery


ark Forest Village Hall 

350 Victory Drive

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 9 am

Check-in time: 8:30 am-8:45 am - Bring State ID

The Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department will hold its Annual Park Permit Lottery on
Saturday, February 2, 2019 beginning at 9 a.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. The event
is held each year to allow members of the public the opportunity to secure their preferred Park Forest Park Pavilion
(Central Park, Somonauk Park and Logan Park) on their preferred date.

Two separate lotteries will be held for Park Forest residents and non-Park Forest residents.

This system is designed to allow Park Forest residents priority selection in what has become a popular lottery event,
with an increasing number of non-Park Forest residents participating in the process. Please check-in between 8:30 am-8:45 am
(bring State ID). The Park Permit Lottery for Park Forest residents will begin at 9 a.m. The lottery for non-Park Forest residents will immediately follow the Park Forest resident lottery.

Park Permit Lottery Procedure:

All members of the public (Park Forest residents and non-Park Forest residents) must be present by 9 a.m. Please arrive
between 8:30 am-8:45 am to check-in. Those in attendance who are obtaining a park permit will be invited to
place their names in the appropriate permit  lottery. Please bring a State ID to verify residency. Names will be pulled for
the Park Forest resident permit lottery first, and permits  will be issued in the order names are selected. Names will be
drawn for the non-Park Forest resident lottery second, and permits will be issued in the order names are selected.
Please note that individuals are restricted to one picnic date per person. Full payment is due at time of reserving a permit.

Temporary Liquor Permit

(Please allow a minimum of 10 business days prior to event for processing.)
A Temporary Liquor Permit is required for all park permits requesting to serve and/or consume alcohol in the parks.
A Temporary Liquor Permit application must be completed by the Park Permit holder and returned with a $5 non-refundable fee.
Once the Temporary Liquor permit application has been approved by the Village of Park Forest, the permit holder will be required
to obtain a $1,000,000 liability policy through their insurance company. Please contact Recreation & Parks for more information. 

2019 Pavilion Rates:

Central Park Pavilion Rates
*Groups over 99 people require renting both East and West pavilions.

Groups of 99 or less - East Pavilion with Kitchen - $20 per hour
Groups of 99 or less - West Pavilion - $15 per hour
*Groups of 100-199 - East & West Pavilion together $35 per hour
*Groups of 200 or more - $50 per hour (Additional fees may apply)

Somonauk Park Pavilion Rates
Groups of 199 or less - $15 per hour
Groups of 200 or more - $50 per hour (Additional fees may apply)

Logan Park Pavilion Rates:
(Maximum Capacity 40 people)
Groups of 40 or less - $10 per hour

For more information please contact Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005.  
2019 Park Permit Lottery Flyer