reservations are now being accepted for the 2021 rental season (Mid-April through Mid-October of 2021.)

For summer 2021, Eaton Preserve shelter is avaialble for rental on saturdays and sundays only.

Outdoor shelter rental season runs from Mid-April through Mid-October. The Park District accepts reservations starting on February 1 each year.

Shelter Information & Forms

Interested in renting a shelter for your upcoming event? Please find all the necessary forms and information below.

Shelter – Online Reservation How To Register Online
Shelter – Reservation Form Shelter Form
Facility and Shelter Rental and Usage Policy Facility and Shelter Rental and Usage Policy
Make a Reservation Online Online Reservation

Shelter rentals can only be made by guest services staff at Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC), 24550 West Renwick Road, Plainfield or online.

  • Locations

    Boy Scout Park Pavilion
    Shelter capacity: 100 
    23729 W. Ottawa St., next to the Recreation/Administration Center

    Amenities: 12 picnic tables, 1 grill at pavilion. Playground equipment, fishing pond with pier, and drinking fountain in park. Washrooms, pool, baseball field, and tennis available across street.

    Eaton Preserve Pavilion
    Shelter capacity:

    Location: on 135th Street, east of Route 59
    Amenities: 10 picnic tables, 1 grill at pavilion. Vault toilet, playground, horseshoe pit (bring own horseshoes), sand volleyball court, drinking fountain, and bucket faucet in park.

    Mather Woods West
    Shelter capacity:

    Location: on Renwick Road just west of the DuPage River and east of Drauden Road
    Amenities: 12 picnic tables, 1 grill at pavilion. Washrooms at interpretive pavilion. 1.25-mile wood chip walking trail in park.

    Mather Woods Interpretive Pavilion
    (Available to Scout Troops and School Groups Only)

    Shelter capacity: 60
    Location: on Renwick Road just west of the DuPage River and east of Drauden Road
    Amenities: 6 picnic tables, no grill, and washrooms.

    Van Horn Woods Pavilion #1
    Available during July & August only
    Shelter capacity:

    Location: off Lily Cache Rd. north of Caton Farm Rd. at the south end of the park, deeper in the woods
    Amenities: 12 picnic tables, 1 grill at pavilion.
    1 vault toilet, and playground in park.

    Van Horn Woods Pavilion #3
    Shelter capacity:

    Location: off the I-55 Frontage Rd. north of Caton Farm Road
    Amenities: 6 picnic tables, 1 grill at pavilion. Vault toilet, playground, fishing pond with pier, hiking trail, dog park, bike park, and baseball backstop in park.

    Village Green Pavilion
    Shelter capacity:

    Location: south of downtown Plainfield at Fox River and Chicago Streets
    Amenities: 12 picnic tables, 1 grill, electricity at pavilion. 1 washroom, playground, basketball, tennis and splash pad in park.

    Bott Pavilion
    Shelter capacity:

    Location: 24550 W Renwick Rd
    Amenities: 6 picnic tables, washrooms, playground, skate park, baseball diamonds, basketball courts

  • Shelter Permits

    Reservations can be made online or at Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC), 24550 West Renwick Road, Plainfield, IL. Reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to the date requested, and full payment must be received at the time of the reservation. All reservations are subject to park availability.

    Reserve your shelter

  • How to Reserve a Shelter

    Once you’ve decided on a date and location of the shelter you would like to rent for your event, it’s time to make your reservation online. If you have never signed up for Park District programming online before, your first step will be to create an online account through our 3rd party reservation system Webtrac. Once that’s complete, you can follow the instructions for how to reserve your shelter and you will be on your way. As always, if you have questions, or need additional assistance, please call the front desk Mon.-Fri., 9a-4p, and someone will be happy to help you.

    Step 1: Creating an account online

    How to Reserve a Shelter Online

  • Shelter Reservation Season

    Shelter reservations may be made beginning in February for the current year. Shelters are available for rental from Mid- April through Mid-October, unless indicated otherwise. Rentals can begin as early as 8am and must be completed by 6pm or 5pm if the reservation is in October. Call (815) 436-8812 for details. All reservations are subject to park availability.

  • Fees

    Minimum 2-Hour Rental
    $55 (non-refundable)

    Non-resident: $80 (non-refundable)

    Each Additional Hour
    $20 (non-refundable)

    Non-resident: $28 (non-refundable)

    Refundable security deposit: $100

    The shelter permit includes use of the existing set of tables, trash cans, grill(s), and facilities of the pavilion. Additional tables and trash cans will not be provided by the Park District. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to verify the available facilities and provide supplemental items on their own. The following items are not allowed: alcoholic beverages, inflatable rides such as moon jumps or slides (but we do allow inflatable products with a certificate of insurance naming the Plainfield park district as additional insured and must be presented at the time of reservation along with a signed agreement to indemnify and hold harmless); tents or other temporary facilities, including portable bathrooms; bands, DJ’s, or other live music; electrical needs other than what is currently available at the site; commercial use of Park District property; performances, contests, or other public displays, regardless of being for profit or non-profit; and use of grills other than what is supplied at site, catering services, or other food vendors.

    Reservation forms should be posted in the location provided on site on the day of the reservation, and all general park rules and posted park regulations should be followed. Groups are responsible for placing all trash in the garbage cans provided or properly removing it from the site. The site will be inspected after each use. Any excess debris or damage will be the responsibility of the permit holder. In the event of damage, the group may lose their security deposit. Use of propane is prohibited. Food trucks or food vendors are prohibited for private use.

  • Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Deposits are refunded after the event pending site inspection. All deposits will be returned by check.

    If a shelter reservation is cancelled, only the security deposit is refunded. Cancellations must be made 10 business days prior to the date reserved. Refund checks are approved at Park Board meetings. Checks are mailed the next day. Deposits that are charged to a debit or credit card will be refunded to the card used. For weather cancellations no refunds are provided but patrons are allowed to reschedule within the calendar year.

Contact Us

Plainfield Park District
24550 West Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544

(815) 436-8812

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