The Arlington Heights Park District has five neighborhood community centers, a museum, two golf courses, two tennis clubs, and a multitude of open park spaces, pavilions, picnic groves, and athletic fields that you may reserve for your next event!

What events require a permit?

  • Indoor events
  • Events with 25+ attendees
  • Commercial use, regardless of the number of participants
  • Activities for which require the exclusive use of a park, field, or pavilion
  • Events with participants or items that require the approval of the Park Board or Directors or additional insurance, for example, outside food or entertainment vendors, staked items like bounce houses and tents, amplified music or movies, and the use of items that require generators.

How do I apply for a permit?

  • Renters must submit an Application for Use at least two weeks (10 business days) prior to the date of their event or the first date in a series of events.
  • Scroll down and click on the "Apply for Use" button to download a rental application.
  • Print out, complete and sign, and submit the application. For more information on where to submit your application, visit our Indoor, Outdoor, and Athletic Field Rental pages
  • Once we receive a completed application, staff will contact you regarding availability and pricing and to confirm any additional information we may need for your event.
  • Payment, Certificates of Insurance, event maps, and any other requirement documents must be submitted before a permit is issued.

Other considerations 

  • All renters must follow all current Park District, state, and federal Covid-19 guidelines. As guidelines change, so may the terms of a rental.
  • Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and must be approved by the facility supervisor. To reserve a space, download and complete a rental application and submit it to the appropriate facility. A complete application is required to reserve a space.
  • The Park District may require a Certificate of Additional Insurance or other documentation before issuing a permit.
  • Alcohol use is prohibited on all Park District property except Arlington Lakes and Nickol Knoll Golf Courses and Heritage Tennis Club.
  • Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products are prohibited in all Park District buildings and fenced areas and within 50 feet of playgrounds, shelters, and outdoor athletic facilities and fields.
  • Fireworks, firearms, and explosive materials are prohibited on Park District property.
  • Maximum indoor / outdoor event capacities must be observed.


Unfortunately, due to prior programming or the size and scope of an event, we are not always able to accommodate rental requests. The following are examples of rentals we do not allow: 

  • Rentals at locations that do not have sufficient parking for the number of attendees.
  • Activities that are prohibited by Park District ordinances.
  • Commercial activities that are already offered by the Park District.

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