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Somonauk Park

Features

  1. 2 small grills
  2. 8 Tables
  3. Electrical Outlets
  4. Restrooms

Somonauk Park is nestled in a neighborhood located in the southern part of the Park Forest.

Please note: Somonauk Nature Adventure Park, Somonauk Park/Pavilion will be available to rent for the 2024 Season starting in February. 

Download the Park Pavilion Rental Information Packet for more details on all Park Pavilions: 2024 Park Pavilion Rental Information Packet 

 

Somonauk Nature Adventure Park
Somonauk Nature Adventure Park combines adventure and nature to Park Forest and its surrounding cities. Included is a two-acre pond with native, prairie, and emergent wetland, recreational fishing, and kayaking. Additional site amenities include walks; accessible, elevated seating; and opportunities for fishing and kayaking. Somonauk Park also becomes part of the village’s Best Management Practices (BMPs) for storm water management. 


*How to Obtain a 2024 Park/Equipment Permit:  Click here for Resident Only Park Permit Week flyer

The Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department will hold its Annual Park Pavilion Permit Lottery different this year. It is Resident Only Park Permit Week. Residents of Park Forest will have the first full week of February to book their desired date and time for a pavilion at Somonauk Adventure Park, Central Park or Logan Park. Starting Saturday, Feb. 5-9, 2024, beginning at 9 a.m. 

The Resident Only Park Permit week 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 Resident Only Park Permit Week for Park Forest residents will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024 and at 7:30pm. Monday, February 12, 2024 non-Park Forest residents can start renting the pavilions. All members of the public must be present to book desired date and time. Please bring a State ID to verify residency. 

Please note that individuals are restricted to one picnic date per person during Resident Only Park Permit Week. Full payment is due at time of reserving a permit.  No phone orders.

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TO SECURE A PARK/EQUIPMENT PERMIT 

Please note that individuals are restricted to one picnic date per person. 

    Bring Your State Driver's License or State ID 

    Full payment is due at time of reserving a permit. Forms of payment accepted are cash, check, 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. Information is listed above or call Recreation, Parks & Community Health at 708-748-2005 for more information. 

    Pavilions may be rented between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Time stated on permit must include 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 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.

 Links: 

Park Rules

 


Parks Best Practices Flyer


 


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Village of Park Forest Ordinances - Pet Waste Disposal and Removal

Sec. 14-2. - Declaration of nuisances. It shall be deemed unlawful and a nuisance for any person within the village limits to: (3) Permit any pet under his care or control to deposit any excrement upon the property of another, without the express consent of the owner of the property; appear with a pet upon any alley, street, sidewalk, park, playground, parking lot, church or school grounds or other property of public use, without some means for the removal of excrement; fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet; or dispose of such excrement except as provided in section 86-4 of this Code. This section shall not apply to a blind or physically handicapped person while walking his guide or support dog. 

Sec. 14-49. - Removal of excrement. (a) No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person's consent, without some means for the removal of excrement, nor shall any person fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet. This section shall not apply to a blind or physically handicapped person while walking his guide or support dog. (b) This section shall be enforced under and in accordance with chapter 2, article VII of this Code, which article provides for the administrative adjudication of certain ordinance violations.