501 E 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
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Picnic pavilions, park areas, ball fields, and other sport areas can be reserved for group or organizational activities.
When are permits required?
For groups of 30 or more.
What is the cost of the permit?
$100 for Veterans Park or $75 for all other Picnic Parks (payable only in cash) and a $100 security deposit (payable only in cash) are due at time of purchase of permit.
Why is a security deposit required?
The $100 security deposit (payable only in cash) is required to prevent damages in our parks. It must be paid at the time the
permit is applied for. The deposit is returned after verification that:
1. There has been no damage to the grounds.
2. The area of the event has been properly cleaned.
3. Ordinances were not violated, such as the ban on alcohol.
I didn't have to pay for permits before. When did this policy begin?
The Village ordinance was changed effective January 1, 2002.
Who can obtain a permit?
South Holland residents only. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Is alcohol permitted?
No. The possession or consumption of any type of alcoholic beverage is strictly prohibited on any park property. Violators
are subject to a ticket from the Police and will forfeit their deposit.
Is there a limit to the size of my group?
The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to set the limits for occupancy at each individual park.
If I secure the permit, must I be present at the event?
Yes. The person making application for the permit MUST BE PRESENT on site, and they must have possession of the permit. This
person is financially liable for any damage caused during the use of the park's facilities.
Where do I go to apply for a permit?
The Community Center, located at 501 East 170th Street. Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Who do I call if I have further questions?
Call the Recreational Services Office at 708-331-2940 and ask for information/assistance for a park permit, and your call will be transferred to the appropriate staff member.