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The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health will hold its Annual Parks Pavilion Permit Lottery on Saturday, February 1, 2020, 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 at Central Park and Logan Park . Please note: Proposed Somonauk park pavilion with kitchen coming late Summer 2020. Somonauk Pavilion will not be available to rent until completed.
Two separate lotteries will be held for Park Forest residents and non-Park Forest residents. This lottery 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. 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.
All members of the public (Park Forest residents and non-Park Forest residents) must be present by 9 a.m. Please check-in between 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 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. No phone orders. Contact the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health at 708-748-2005 or click on the link below for more information.2020 Park Permit Lottery Information