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46th Ward Parks & Permits

Permitting with the Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District runs their own permitting office. If you are thinking about hosting an event at a Chicago Park District facility, below are a few things to know before you apply…

  • Indoor Activities & Events: Indoor activities and events that will require reserved use of Park District facilities and equipment can be secured by contacting the facility directly. You can find Park District contacts here. 
  • Outdoor Activities & Events: Outdoor activities and events that have any of these features will require a Special Event Permit.
    • 50 or more people
    • Advertising or sponsorships
    • Alcohol
    • Amplified sound (speakers, microphones, etc.)
    • Animals (petting zoos, horses, etc.)
    • Ceremonies (baptisms, weddings, etc.)
    • Exercise classes and or boot camps
    • Flying machines (drones, etc.)
    • Inflatables
    • Selling and or distributing merchandise, services, or food
    • Stages
    • Tents and or canopies
    • Walks, runs, bikes, and parade routes

You can learn more about the Special Event Permitting process here. If you have any questions about this process you can call the Chicago Park District Permitting Office at 312-763-6710 or email

NOTE: To ensure guaranteed use of a Park District space, rental may be required. Reach out to a Park District fieldhouse directly to discuss rental options. Outdoor facilities that are not secured through rental are open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

46th Ward Parks

Hickory Playlot Park
4834 N. Winthrop Ave.
Hours: Phone: (312) 742-7502

Broncho Billy Park
4437 N. Magnolia Ave.
Hours: Phone: (312) 742-7802

Gooseberry Playlot Park
4648 N. Malden St.
Hours: Phone: (312) 742-7518

Aster Playlot Park
4639 N. Kenmore Ave.
Hours: Phone: (312) 742-7518

Buena Circle Park
1049 W. Buena Ave.
Hours: Phone: (312) 742-7802

Challenger Park
1100 W. Irving Park Rd
Hours: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM
Phone: (312) 742-7802

Gill Park
825 W. Sheridan Rd.
Hours: Phone: (312) 742-7802

Clarendon Park Community Center
4501 N. Clarendon Ave.
Phone: (312) 742-7512

46th Ward Dog Friendly Areas

Challenger Park Dog Friendly Area
1100 W. Irving Park Rd.
Hours: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM

Clarendon Park Dog Friendly Area
4501 N. Marine Dr.
Hours: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM

Montrose Dog Beach
601 W. Lawrence Ave
6:00 AM-11:00 PM

For information on how to establish a Dog Friendly Area with the Chicago Park District click here.

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