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Outdoor Rentals

Proesel Park Picnic Shelter


Picnic permits will go on sale for the 2021 season starting in April. Lincolnwood residents can make reservations starting on April 1st at 9:00AM  and non-residents can make reservations starting May 1st. Reservations are based on a first come, first serve basis. Additional COVID-19 guidelines have been put into place to ensure the safety of all participants. Rentals are available May 1 through October 31. Reservations can take place on Saturdays and Sundays 9AM-10PM and weeknights after Village programming. Only one rental per day is permitted.


In addition to Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department ordinances, and Village codes, the following rules apply:

  1. The contact person listed on the picnic permit must carry a copy of the permit at all times when using the facility.
  2. A picnic permit is required for groups larger than 15 people.
  3. Picnics may take place between the hours of 9am and 10pm.
  4. The contact person listed on the permit is responsible for ensuring that all rules and ordinances governing the use of park facilities are followed when using the facility.
  5. The proposed activity or use of the park may not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general public enjoyment of the park.
  6. A $250 security deposit is due at when reserving the facility. The deposit will be forfeited and additional fees may be charged if the facility is damaged, requires excessive cleanup or is used in excess of the permitted time.
  7. An administrative fee of 10% will be charged to cancel or change a contract. A cancellation must be received in writing 21 days before the reserved date. If a rental is canceled or reduced 20 days or less before the scheduled date, a 50% refund less a 10% administrative fee will be issued. If inclement weather conditions result in the cancellation of an outdoor facility, a request for a refund must be received within five business days of the event.
  8. A park permit may be revoked at any time by the Parks and Recreation Department or a member of the Park Patrol for violation of any provisions of the Village Code, including an activity which in its performance is carried out in such a way as to no longer comply with the standards set forth in the Village Code or contrary to statements made in the park permit application.
  9. Grilling is allowed only with on-site Park Department grills.
  10. Smoking, gambling and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Alcoholic beverages are only permitted with a special permit at the Lincolnwood Community Center.
  11. Rentals will not be issued to a group or individual who will charge admission or fees for private monetary gain, unless written permission is given.
  12. No person shall buy or sell, offer to buy or sell property, or collect money or property of value in the park system. The posting of advertisements for any product or service is not allowed.


  1. Groups sizes may not exceed more than 50 people.
  2. Guests should stay at least six feet away from others not in their household.
  3. Attendees should wear a face covering when entering the event and should continue to wear face coverings at all times during the event, with the exception of when eating and drinking.
  4. Tables, benches and surface areas will not be sanitized.
  5. Facility users are encouraged to bring and use hand sanitizer.
  6. Wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer often. Hand soap will be available in bathrooms.
  7. Please be vigilant in preventing the spread of the virus by practicing good hygiene as recommended by CDC guidelines.
  8. Please do not enter the facility if you have any symptoms or exposure risks as listed by CDC guidelines. The preceding rules and regulations are temporary due to COVID-19. Groups not following the guidelines will be asked to leave.


We are currently taking reservations for our field rentals. Fields will be available starting mid April to early May depending on weather. To learn more about field rentals, please contact us at or call us 847.677.9740. Please note that additional COVID-19 restrictions will be place.

Available: May-October

Limited to 50 People

Rental Fees:

R $235 | NR $294

$250 Security Deposit Hold

Available: May-October

Limited to 25 People

Rental Fees:

R$125 | NR$175

$250 Security Deposit Hold

Available: April-October

Rental Fees:

With Lights: R $60/hour | NR $100/hour

Without Lights: R $40/hour | NR $75/hour

$250 Security Deposit Hold

Available: Mid April  through October (weather permitting)

Rental Fees:

With Lights: R $30/hour | NR $40/hour

Without Lights: R $15/hour | NR $20/hour

Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation has blocked off one court at Proesel Park for residents interested in renting a court for the permanent time of your choice. Tennis Club members may rent for up to two hours at a time. 

Rental Fee: $15/hour                       Available: May-October 

Village sponsored events, lessons, rentals, and Lincolnwood Tennis Club reservations have first priority (schedule posted at tennis courts). You may book up to two hours per day.

Lincolnwood Tennis Club Info

Booking Your Rental

Rental permit applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The application, fee, deposit (if applicable), and any other specified documents must be submitted to the Parks and Recreation office in Village Hall at 6900 N. Lincoln Ave. If you have any questions about this process or the outdoor facilities available for rent, please feel free to email or call us at 847-677-9740.

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