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Picnics

Have your next picnic in one of Schaumburg's many parks.

For more information, call 847/985-2115.

Application

Schaumburg Park District Park Usage Application (PDF)

General Information and Procedures

Reservations
Reservations are on a “first-come” basis. Applications are accepted in January for the current year only. No reservations are taken over the phone. Availability may be checked by calling 847/985-2115. No dates can be reserved until the park usage application has been submitted and approved by the Superintendent of Parks.

For your convenience, the park usage application can be picked up and dropped off at any Schaumburg Park District location. You may also fax your application to 847/985-2115.

Cost
Permit cost is $100 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Proof of residency with a completed application is required. Sheltered pavilions may be reserved; they include approximately 10 picnic tables and five garbage containers at the site. Payment must be received with submittal of the park usage application and before permit is issued. Payment can be dropped off or mailed to: Schaumburg Park District, 235 E. Beech Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60193. Credit cards are accepted, please fill out area provided on application.

Alcohol
NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Park hours
Park hours are 7AM to 11PM unless otherwise posted. Some parks close at dusk.

Restroom facilities
Parks do not have restroom facilities. Volkening Lake has several portable toilets near the concession building during the summer season. Meineke and Bock Parks have indoor restroom facilities in the adjacent recreation centers (when the buildings are open).

Grills
Grills may be brought into the parks; however, proper disposal of hot coals without harm to the grass and plant growth is a necessity. Gas grills are also allowed.

Tents
Schaumburg Park District does not rent tents to the public.

Chairs
Schaumburg Park District does not rent chairs.

Catering

A Certificate of Insurance is needed from the caterer, if caterer stays on site. Certificates of Insurance are needed for tents, porta-potties, catering and any special equipment brought onto park district property. This Certificate of Insurance must be for at least $1,000,000 coverage in Commercial General Liability insuring the Schaumburg Park District as Additional Insured and yourself. A copy of Certificate of Insurance must be provided two weeks prior to rental.

Volleyball Nets
Volleyball nets are permitted.

Electricity/Water
There is NO electricity or water in any of our parks. Generators are not allowed.

Popular Park Options

Picnic shelters have a maximum capacity of 50-75 guests.

  • Meineke Park: Shelter, pond, playground, baseball field, basketball court, 2 lighted tennis courts and outdoor pool. Arrangements for large groups to use the pool should be made through the center manager at 847/985-2144. (50 participants max.) Parking and indoor restroom facilities are available.
  • Bock Park: Shelter, playground, 2 tennis courts, basketball court, ballfields and outdoor pool. Arrangements for large groups to use the pool should be made through the center manager at 847/985-2141. Indoor restroom facilities are available, when the pool is open. (Approx. 75 participants.) Parking is available.
  • Volkening Lake: Shelter, walking/jogging path, fishing lake, paddle boats, canoes and garden areas. Portable toilets on site during summer season. Information regarding group rentals of paddle boats and canoes can be made by calling 847/884-9873 during summer hours. Picturesque garden areas for wedding photos. (Approx. 75 participants). Parking is limited. More...

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