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General Requirements & Fees

General Requirements & Fees for events hosted at Forest Preserve Pavilions

  • Event hours can be scheduled from 9 am to 10 pm, Monday through Sunday.
  • A four-hour minimum booking is required for all rentals including event set up/take down time within that time frame. Events running longer than two-hours may require a more extensive set up/take down time frame.
  • A $25 application fee and 50% reservation fee must be paid upon booking or no later than 48-hours from receipt of invoice. If no reservation and/or application fee is received by the due date, requested date(s) will be released and the permit will be denied. Any remaining balances, including a $200 refundable security deposit, are due 30 days before the event date.
  • A detailed floor plan must be completed and submitted for all events at least 21 days prior to the scheduled event date. An additional $25 fee will be added to any event with more than one floor plan.
  • All individuals, groups and organizations must submit a Certificate of Insurance with Endorsement verifying comprehensive General Liability. Certificates w/Endorsements must be effective starting the first date of rental, insuring the district in the amount of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence. The Certificate and Endorsement must be submitted at least 21 days prior to the scheduled event date and must name the applicant as the insured. The Certificate and Endorsement must name the Forest Preserves of Cook County, 536 N. Harlem Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 as well as Antares Golf, LLC dba Indigo Golf Partners and FPD Pavilion Management, LLC, 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 300, Reston, VA 20191. as an additional insured. See Appendix A in the application for a sample certificate.
  • An $15 per item fee applies to all special use items used outside the indoor rental space. See application for details.
  • Hourly rental fees vary by locations