Athletic Field Rentals

The Park District has a variety of athletic fields available for rent. To search for a specific type of field, or for the types of fields at a specific park, please use the Parks & Facility Locator page and filter for a specific feature, like a Ball Field, or for a location, like Pioneer Park. You may also click below for some quick links. 


Renters are responsible for ensuring their participants follow all Park District ordinances and guidelines current on the date of their rental.

Some athletic facilities are not reserved through the Athletics Department. If you are interested in reserving a gym or indoor tennis/ racquetball court, please visit the Indoor Rentals page. If you would like to reserve an outdoor tennis or pickle ball court, please visit the Outdoor Court Permits page.


What activities require a permit?

If you are visiting your local park and would like to use an athletic field, you are welcome to do so. However, the following uses require a permit:

  • Events with 25+ attendees.
  • Commercial use (whether for-profit or not-for-profit) regardless of the number of participants.
  • Activities which require the exclusive use of a field.
  • Activities that require lights or field preparation.
  • Activities at locations with scheduled programs.
  • Activities that require the approval of a Director or the Board of Commissioners.



Click the link below to download an application and submit it to the appropriate supervisor within the Athletics Department.


Rental Application and Instructions



Fees vary depending on the type of field requested, the residency status of the renter, the length of the rental, and whether or not lights or additional staff are required for the event. An application is required for a price quote.

  • All rates are hourly, and we rent fields in 2-hour time blocks. Discounts are available if you are renting the same field for more than three dates in a season.
  • Some athletic fields have lights. An additional fee of $25 per hour, per field, will be added for light use.


Cross Country Meets at Melas Park

The open park space outside of the Melas Park ball diamond complex may be reserved for Cross Country meets. Sports Complex amenities, including access to concessions and indoor restrooms, are only available during regular ball diamond operating hours.

Cross Country permits only include the area of Melas Park to the west of the Central Road driveway entrance. If you are interested in using the area to east of the driveway, please contact the Mount Prospect Park District.


  < 300 attending 301-750 attending 750+ attending
Resident $105 $405 $705
Non-resident $205 $505 $805
Commercial $305 $605 $905


  • Rentals for 301-750 attendees include two port-o-let units.
  • Rentals for 750+ people attendees include four port-o-let units.

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