The Forest Preserves have approximately 297 picnic groves (191 with shelters) available for public use.

Link to the Forest Preserves Picnic Permit site for:

  • Online Application Process
  • Permit Definitions, Requirements and Deadlines
  • Special Use Items
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Fees
  • Non-Profit Discounts
  • Current Construction Grove Closures
  • Required Forms
  • Day of Event Information