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Park Forest, IL 60466
Ph: 708-748-1112
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Recreation & Parks
The Recreation and Parks Department offers close to 120 recreational activities and instructional programs, and is responsible for roughly 400 acres of park land including:

Additionally, the Recreation and Parks Department operates the regionally popular Park Forest Aqua Center, the Park Forest Tennis and Health Club and Freedom Hall.

The Village's recreation facilities, public parks and park facilities and are available and maintained primarily for and by the residents of Park Forest and it is the general intent to give Village residents priority in the use of these facilities.  Both residents and non-residents are welcome to use the Village’s parks and facilities and to enjoy recreational programs in a non-discriminatory manner. 

Recreation & Parks Brochure
The Park Forest Recreation & Parks brochure is published three times a year.  Winter/Spring, Summer and Autumn.  The current brochure is listed below.

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Registration from the comfort of your home with anytime, around the clock access! Create your online account today at Please note: some programs will not be available for online registration.


2017 Park Permit Lottery
Park Forest Village Hall
350 Victory Drive
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9 am
Check-in time: 8:30 am-8:45 am - Bring State ID

The Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department will hold its Annual Park Permit Lottery on Saturday, February 4, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. The event is held each year to allow members of the public the opportunity to secure their preferred Park Forest park on their preferred date.

Two separate lotteries will be held for Park Forest residents and non-Park Forest residents.

This system is designed to allow Park Forest residents priority selection in what has become a popular lottery event, with an increasing number of non-Park Forest residents participating in the process. Please check-in between 8:30 am-8:45 am (bring State ID). The Park Permit Lottery for Park Forest residents will begin at 9 a.m. The lottery for non-Park Forest residents will immediately follow the Park Forest resident lottery.

Park Permit Lottery Procedure: 
All members of the public (Park Forest residents and non-Park Forest residents) must be present by 9 a.m. Please arrive between 8:30 am-8:45 am to check-in. Those in attendance by 9 a.m. will be invited to place their names in the appropriate permit lottery. Please bring a State ID to verify residency. Names will be pulled for the Park Forest resident permit lottery first, and permits will be issued in the order names are selected. Names will be drawn for the non-Park Forest resident lottery second, and permits will be issued in the order names are selected. Please note that individuals are restricted to one picnic date per person. Full payment is due at time of reserving a permit.

Temporary Liquor Permit
(Please allow a minimum of 10 business days prior to event for processing.)
A Temporary Liquor Permit is required for all park permits requesting to serve and/or consume alcohol in the parks. A Temporary  Liquor Permit  application must be completed by the Park Permit holder and returned with a $5 non-refundable fee.  Once the  Temporary Liquor permit application has been approved by the Village of Park Forest, the permit holder will be required to obtain a $1,000,000  liability policy through their insurance company. Please contact Recreation & Parks for more information. 

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Contact Us
Rob Gunther
Director of Recreation & Parks

350 Victory Drive (first floor)
Park Forest, IL 60466

Ph: 708-748-2005
Fx: 708-503-8561

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