Beach Pavilion Rentals
The South Pavilion, Boat Pavilion, and Fire Circle are available for party rentals except on holidays and holiday weekends. Lake Forest Residents may rent either of these pavilions for a 4-hour time frame at a $75 rental fee with a $150 refundable litter deposit. The North Pavilion is for drop-in use only and is not available for rental. For further information regarding pavilion rentals please call Aaron Dalzot, Program Manager at 847-810-3930.
The Fire Circle which is located on the lower level of Forest Park, north of the Sailboat Compound, in the upper grass area can be rented in the same manner as the South and Boat Pavilions. It is reminiscent of the original Jens Jensen Council Ring familiar in and popular with the North Shore communities. It is the perfect setting for fireside discussions and stories. The Fire Circle is a stand alone rental and it requires a Burn Permit obtained from the Lake Forest Fire Department.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2016
Due to Forest Park Beach renovations in 2014, parking passes associated with pavilion rentals have been adjusted as Upper South Lot parking has changed. Rental of the Boat Pavilion or Fire Circle will include up to 5 free parking passes and the rental of the South Pavilion will include up to 10 free parking passes. Applicants may apply for up to 5 more passes at $5 per pass as part of their rental. Extra passes sold at $5 per pass are subject to Staff approval. Changes are reflected on the application.
Beach Pavilion Rental Permit Application Form
Beach Pavilion Rental Permit Rules and Regulations
Park Pavilion Rentals
The park pavilions and playing fields of Lake Forest are available to Lake Forest residents, not-for-profit community organizations and schools located within the City boundaries for permit when not in conflict with public activities. All permitted events need to be approved by the Recreation Staff. Larger permitted events may need to apply for a special use permit through City Hall. Commercial profit-generating events are not allowed. the permitting season runs from February 1 to October 31. A permit does not allow for private use of the entire park since the parks are intended for the enjoyment of all residents, however it does reserve a pavilion or playing field for private use.
For further information on reserving a pavilion or playing field please call the Recreation Center at 847-234-6700.
Park Pavilion Rental Form
Park Pavillion Regulations