Special Event and Athletic Event Permits

Service Information

Forest Preserves issues permits for use of groves for special events (such as festivals, performances, or fundraisers) and athletic/sporting events (such as 5K walk/run events, fishing derbies, or bike races).

Link to the Forest Preserves Special Event site for:

  • Online Application
  • Forms
  • Event Definitions, Requirements, and Deadlines
  • Special Use Permitting
  • Insurance
  • Non-Profit Discount Information
  • Required Forms
  • Day of Event Information