Picnic permit requests will be accepted beginning July 1 for residents

We're welcoming the community back to the parks with the reopening of picnic rental permits. Picnic permit requests will be accepted beginning July 1 for residents and July 8 for non-residents. Rental booking needs to be made at least 48 hours before use. Groups larger than 50 will not be allowed based on Phase 4 guidelines in the Restore Illinois Plan.

Rental participants will still be expected to practice social distancing during their rental and to not attend if they are not feeling well. Visit our Picnics & Permits page to view more information. Picnic permits applications can be emailed to registration [at] epd.org.