Outdoor Rentals

The Park District has over 50 parks that may be reserved for outdoor events!

If you would like to reserve space at a park, please click on one of the below facilities for specific information or use our Facility locator to search for additional parks not listed below.

Amenities and Information

  • Renters are responsible for ensuring that their guests comply with all Park District ordinances and guidelines current on the date of their rental.
  • Items that require anchoring such as tents larger than 10'x10' and inflatables:
    • Must be secured with sandbags or similar above ground anchors. Staking is prohibited.
    • Require a Certificate of Additional insurance (see below)
    • Items may not be left unattended. The time required to set up and take down the items must be included in the permit reservation.
  • Renters are responsible for cleaning up the rental site and disposing of trash in trash cans or closed trash bags. Excess trash must be removed from Park District property.
    • Additional trash cans may be requested for a fee of $50/ five cans.
    • Large group and event rentals include 5 additional trash cans in the rental fee.
  • Park features like playgrounds and walking paths may not be reserved for exclusive use.
  • Water access is not available at any outdoor facilities.
  • Electrical access is only available at North School Park for staffed rentals.
  • Restrooms:
    • Indoor rest rooms are available at community center parks when the centers are open for registration and programs.
    • Port-o-let units are available seasonally at locations with athletic fields. You may reserve additional port-o-let units through the Park District for a fee. For some events, the Park District may require renters to reserve additional units.
  • Renters wishing to schedule a rain date in advance must pay for the additional date at the standard fee.
  • Certificate of Insurance: Commercial rentals, sports and fitness organizations, companies working on Park District property, and events with items that require sandbag or similar anchors, must provide a Certificate of Insurance listing the Arlington Heights Park District (410 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004) as additionally insured for $1,000,000 for the date(s) of the event before a permit is issued.


Submit rental applications to Cari Boyle, Rental Supervisor, at cboyle@ahpd.org

Park grilling allowed* shelter playground restrooms
Camelot Yes seats 50 Yes Indoor when center is open, seasonal port-o-let
Frontier Yes seats 50 Yes Indoor when center is open, seasonal port-o-let
Hickory Meadows Yes seats 40 No None
North School Park No N/A Yes Indoor for staffed rentals only
Pioneer Yes N/A Yes Indoor when center is open, seasonal port-o-let
Recreation Yes N/A Yes Indoor when center is open, seasonal port-o-let
Sunset Meadows Yes seats 50 Yes Indoor
Other park space Some N/A Some Some seasonal port-o-lets

* For grilling information, visit Outdoor Grilling


Rental Application and Instructions


Specialized outdoor rentals

For more information or to reserve space at a specialty facility, please visit the facility page and contact facility staff.

Outdoor tennis and pickle ball courts

A lottery for summer court permits is held in early May. Visit Outdoor Tennis for permit information, deadlines, and a lottery application.

Lake Arlington park space, boat rentals, and boat storage

Visit Lake Arlington.

Pool rentals​​

Visit Pool Rentals.

Athletic Field Rentals

Visit Athletic Field Rentals.


Rental rates (5/1/23 - 4/30/24)

Park/ Greenspace (up to 5 hours) Small (0-39 people) Medium (40-75 people) Large 75+ people
Resident $40 $65 $125
Non-resident $60 $95 $175
Commercial $45/ hour $65/ hour $125/ hour


Picnic Shelter (up to 5 hours) 50 people max
Resident $65
Non-resident $90
Commercial $65/ hour


  • There is an additional fee of $20.00 per hour, per staff member, for events that require on-site staff.
  • The 2023 fee for one additional standard port-o-let unit is $125.00.
  • Rental fees are for a 5-hour block of time. Rentals over 5 hours will be charged a second rental fee.



All reschedule and cancellation requests, including requests to move an outdoor event indoors, must be submitted, in writing, to the facility supervisor, a minimum of 72 hours prior to the rental date.

  • If cancelling before the deadline, the renter will be refunded in full minus a $5 transaction fee. 
  • If cancelling inside the 72 hour deadline, the renter will forfeit all fees paid to the Park District.

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