The Village of Park Forest Recreation Parks & Community Health Department (RPCH) will hold its annual Park Pavilion Permit Lottery for residents only on Monday, Feb. 5.
The event is held each year to allow people to secure their preferred park pavilion at Central Park, Somonauk Park, and Logan Park.
The Village holds two lotteries, one for Park Forest residents and another for nonresidents of the Village.
This lottery system is designed to allow Park Foresters priority selection because of the high demand for park pavilions during the warm season, with an increasing number of non-Park Forest residents participating.
The Park Permit Lottery for Park Forest residents will begin at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5 and run through Feb. 9.
Residents interested in getting a park permit will come to Village Hall and stop by RPCH to fill out an application. After filling out the application, you’ll receive a number and wait to be called. Once called, you’ll complete the process to obtain the park permit.
While obtaining a park permit, residents can also apply for an equipment permit.
WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TO SECURE A PARK PERMIT:
Please note that individuals are restricted to one picnic date per person.
⦁ Bring your driver's license or state identification card.
⦁ Full payment is due at the time of reserving a permit. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, and charge cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, and Google Pay).
⦁ A temporary liquor permit is required for all park permits requesting to serve and/or consume alcohol in the parks.
⦁ Pavilions may be rented between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., and the time stated on the permit must include the set-up and clean-up time. Park permits do not include reserved time on ballfields or tennis courts.
⦁ Park and equipment permits are for rain or shine.
⦁ Permit cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the permit date to be considered for a refund. Permits are subject to the following cancellation fees: Park Permits $10. Equipment permits 5% of the total fee.