Schaumburg Park District Park Usage Application

Photos & Permits

Photos may be taken in our parks — Volkening Lake is a popular area requested for wedding photos. If you would like to reserve a time and location for photos, there is a $15 fee for a permit. Permits resolve the issue of two or more groups arriving at the same time for photos. Please fill out a park usage application and submit with the fee. Allow approximately 1-2 weeks after submittal to receive the permit.

Outdoor Weddings

The Tribute Garden at Volkening Lake can accommodate a smaller outdoor wedding party (approx. 25-30).

Volkening Lake Tribute Garden Weddings

The Perennial Garden at Volkening Lake, located toward the back of the park behind the police station, is available for a larger group (approx. 50).

Volkening Lake Perennial Garden Weddings

Volkening Lake also has a large picnic shelter which can be used for a wedding ceremony. This shelter could possibly accommodate 50 guests. It is located mid-park.

There is not an area that is both indoor/outdoor usable.

Chairs - We do not rent chairs. If renting chairs from a rental company, the Park District will need a certificate of insurance from the company for liability purposes. 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.

Decorations - Areas may be decorated for weddings, but these decorations must be removed when leaving the area.

Cost - The cost of reserving the garden/shelter areas for weddings is $100 for residents and $150 for non-residents. Picnic tables are included in the cost of the reservation.


Contact the Parks Department at 847-985-2115 or email

NOTE: All parks are open to the public. Only garden and shelter areas can be reserved.

The Village of Schaumburg Municipal Center located at Summit and Schaumburg Roads and Sara McGinnis Park, the small park with a gazebo at the corner of Schaumburg Road and Plum Grove Road, are Village of Schaumburg properties and not part of Schaumburg Park District. The Town Square lake area across from Schaumburg Township Library at Schaumburg and Roselle Roads is also the property of the Village of Schaumburg. Please contact the Village of Schaumburg at 847-895-4500 for information on those areas. Wedding reservations are taken starting mid-January of the year of your wedding.

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