The Arlington Heights Park District has a variety of meeting rooms, gyms, banquet facilities, tennis courts, picnic shelters and groves, and athletic fields that you may reserve for your next event! For general rental information contact Cari Boyle. For Arlington Lakes Banquet rentals, contact Byran Cox

What events require a permit?

  • Indoor events
  • Events with 25+ attendees
  • Commercial use, regardless of the number of participants.
  • Events that require proof of insurance or Village of Arlington Heights licenses, for example, outside food or entertainment vendors, the use of a generator or amplified music, and tents, bounce houses, and items that must be secured with sandbags.
  • Activities that require the approval of the Park District Directors or Board of Commissioners.

How to apply for a permit

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and must be approved by the facility supervisor.

  • A rental application must be submitted to the facility supervisor at least two weeks (10 business days) prior to the date of an event or the first date in a series of events. Scroll down and click on the "Rental Application" button for an application and instructions.
  • Print out, complete and sign, and submit the application. For information regarding to whom to submit your application, visit our Indoor, Outdoor, and Athletic Field rental pages
  • Once staff receives a completed application, they will contact you within a week regarding availability and pricing.
  • Payment, Certificates of Additional Insurance, event maps, Village of Arlington Heights licenses, and any other requirement documents must be submitted before a permit is approved and issued.

Other considerations 

  • Renters are responsible for ensuring that their guests follow all Park District ordinances and guidelines current on the date of their rental.
  • Maximum indoor / outdoor event capacities must be observed.
  • Due to the size and scope of an event or conflicts with Park District programs, we may not be able to accommodate some rental requests.
  • Prohibited items:

    • Alcohol use is prohibited on all Park District property except at the 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, open flames, and explosive materials.
    • Difficult to clean items, for example, pinatas, confetti, glitter, powder.
    • Pets of any kind are not allowed on Park District property.
    • For more information on what is and is not allowed, please view all Park District ordinances

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