Park Rentals

Pavilion and Picnic Sites

Information about available pavilions and picnic sites are located further down on this page. To request a rental of a pavilion or a picnic site, please call 847-692-5127 (Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm or Friday 8:30am-4:30pm) or submit a Facility/Park Rental Application

Gas grills are allowed at pavilions and Hinkley Park. Centennial, Northwest, and Prospect Parks have stationary charcoal grills on site.

Park Use Permits 

If you are interested in using space in any of our parks for picnics, parties or other general events, you must obtain a Park Use Permit. Please contact the Maine Park registration office at 847-692-5127 for assistance.

Special Event Permits

Groups wishing to host a special event at the Park Ridge Park District and want to request certain activities that are not permissible under the Park District Ordinance without special permission are required to apply for a Special Event Permit. Examples of activities requiring this type of permit include but are not limited to: Use of amplified sound, Use of electricity or water, Fundraising event, 5k walks and/or runs. 

Special Event Permits are issued to organizations or groups that are able to provide a certificate of insurance naming the Park District as additionally insured for a minimum of $1 million. Additional permits may also be required by the City of Park Ridge. 

Please note that any permitted parks will remain open to the public during the event. Also, the Park District does not permit event activities that duplicate services already offered by the Park District (such as Movie in the Park).

To request a Special Event Permit, please submit an application.

Picnic Kits

Picnic kits are available for rental at Maine Park Leisure Center for a small fee.

Each Kit contains a variety of sports equipment for use during your picnic in our parks. For more information please contact the Maine Park registration office at 847-692-5127 for assistance.

PARK PAVILIONS

Centennial Park Pavilion

100 S. Western Avenue, Park Ridge

The Centennial Pavilion is located at Centennial Park, a 17-acre property which is home to the Fitness Center, Activity Center, Aquatic Center, sled hill, sports fields, playground, picnic areas, and access to indoor restrooms. It is perfect for your next family gathering and other special occasions outdoors. Add an indoor space at the Activity Center for an additional fee.

Capacity: Up to 50 guests
Resident Fee: $50 / 4hrs
Non-Resident Fee: $100 / 4hrs

Prospect Park Pavilion

733 North Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge

The Prospect Park Pavilion is located at Prospect Park, an 11.3 acre property. With access to the Splash Pad, playground, and athletic field, Prospect Park is a great place to spend your day.

Capacity: Up to 30 guests
Resident Fee: $50 / 4hrs
Non-Resident Fee: $100 / 4hrs

South Park Pavilion

833 Talcott Avenue, Park Ridge

The South Park Pavilion is conveniently located at South Park, a 5.8-acre property. With access to ample open space, tennis courts, a wading pool, and a playground, South Park is a great location for your next outdoor event.

Capacity: Up to 30 guests
Resident Fee: $50 / 4hrs
Non-Resident Fee: $100 / 4hrs

Wildwood Nature Center Pavilion

529 Forestview, Park Ridge

Schedule a gathering at the Wildwood Nature Center Pavilion and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that feels miles away from the busy suburban life. Your guests can take a self-guided walk through our 5-acre property, which includes a restored prairie, two ponds, and a butterfly garden.

Capacity: Up to 50 guests
Resident Fee: $50 / 4hrs
Non-Resident Fee: $100 / 4hrs

PICNIC SITES

Prospect Park

733 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge

Capacity: Up to 50 guests
Resident Fee (groups of 25+): $15
Non-Resident Fee (any group size): $100

Hinkley Park

25 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge

Capacity: Up to 100 guests
Resident Fee (groups of 25+): $15
Non-Resident Fee (any group size): $100

Northwest Park

1200 N. Dee Rd., Park Ridge

Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Resident Fee (groups of 25+): $15
Non-Resident Fee (any group size): $100

Centennial Park Pavilion