Permits, Rentals & Concessions

The Permits, Rentals and Concessions (PRC) Department is responsible for thousands of Forest Preserves permits for picnics, special events and athletic leagues in indoor and outdoor spaces each year, and oversees a concessions portfolio that includes golf courses, boat rentals, food and beverage concessions and a treetop adventure course. PRC is also the lead on new revenue generating opportunities for the Forest Preserves.

In addition to issuing permits, the Permits and Rentals division administers membership programs for the Preserve’s off-leash dog areas and trails by equestrians and snowmobiles, and oversees nine model airplane fields. The Concessions division actively seeks out new partner opportunities to provide residents with access to outdoor recreational activities and other amenities in the Forest Preserves.