Concessions Opportunities

Swallow Cliff Pavilion building
Swallow Cliff Pavilion.

Whether you’re selling fully loaded hot dogs or delicious ice cream, offering on-the-spot bike repair services, or anything in between, there are concession opportunities in the Forest Preserves of Cook County!

Concessionaires can apply for a daily ($250) or annual ($500) Concession Permit to sell food, beverages, goods and services from traditional stationary concession stands, push carts and food trucks within designated areas in the Forest Preserves.

Applications can be submitted via email (, fax (708-771-1071), or dropped off in person at the Forest Preserves General Headquarters, 536 N Harlem Ave in River Forest, and are approved on a first come, first served basis. Please allow up to 15 days for applications to be reviewed and/or approved.

Complete Concession Permit rules, regulations and restrictions can be found in the application. For questions, contact or