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Looking for a professional, hardworking, and friendly member to join our team! Apply for this part-time position by emailing info@forestpreserveevents.com or clicking down below.
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2024 permits available beginning August 15th
Permits for 2024 private events at a Forest Preserve Indoor Pavilion (Dan Ryan Woods, Thatcher Woods, VRC at Edgebrook, Rolling Knolls, and Swallow Cliff) will be available beginning at 9am this August 15th.
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The Forest Preserves of Cook County Event Pavilions offers Chicago area visitors and residents multiple gorgeous locations to best serve your event needs.


The Pavilions offer Chicago area visitors and residents scenic views & beautiful spaces, at affordable prices.


The Forest Preserves of Cook County, with nearly 70,000 acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 62 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities.

Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity on par with the rain forests of the world. This natural heritage offers something for everyone.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County Event Pavilions offer beautiful event venue options to best serve your upcoming wedding, party, banquet, celebration, corporate work retreat or any outing of any kind! Explore our event venue options below:


How to Apply: Applications are reviewed and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Download the 2023 Permit Application; Email your completed application to info@forestpreserveevents.com or schedule a time to bring it to the indoor permit office at 6100 N Central Ave, Chicago IL 60646.

Office & viewing hours vary. Call or text 773.558.2003 if you are interested in stopping by in person.
Pavilions 2023 Permit Application
2023 Permit Application