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

Shelter Reservation Form Shelter Reservation Form updated Oct. 2017
Facility and Shelter Rental and Usage Policy Facility and Shelter Rental and Usage Policy Approved 2017

All Scout programs must make reservations in person at the Recreation/Administration Center, located at 23729 W. Ottawa St. Plainfield, IL.

  • Locations

    Boy Scout Park Pavilion
    Shelter capacity: 100 
    Location: 
    23729 W. Ottawa St., next to the Recreation/Administration Center
    Ammenities: 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:
     80
    Location: on 135th Street, east of Route 59
    Ammenities: 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 East
    Shelter capacity:
     100
    Location: on Renwick Road just west of the DuPage River and east of Drauden Road
    Ammenities: 12 picnic tables, 1 grill at pavilion. Vault toilet and 1.25-mile wood chip walking trail in park.


    Mather Woods West
    Shelter capacity:
     100
    Location: on Renwick Road just west of the DuPage River and east of Drauden Road
    Ammenities: 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
    Ammenities: 6 picnic tables, no grill, and washrooms.


    Van Horn Woods Pavilion #1
    Available during July & August only
    Shelter capacity:
     100
    Location: off Lily Cache Rd. north of Caton Farm Rd. at the south end of the park, deeper in the woods
    Ammenities: 12 picnic tables, 1 grill at pavilion.
    1 vault toilet, and playground in park.


    Van Horn Woods Pavilion #3
    Shelter capacity:
     50
    Location: off the I-55 Frontage Rd. north of Caton Farm Road
    Ammenities: 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:
     100
    Location: south of downtown Plainfield at Fox River and Chicago Streets
    Ammenities: 12 picnic tables, 1 grill, electricity at pavilion. 1 washroom, playground, basketball, tennis and splash pad in park.

  • Shelter Permits

    Reserve a picnic shelter online.

    Reservations can be made in person or completed forms can be mailed to the Plainfield Park District Rec/Admin building, 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield, IL 60544. 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.

  • Reservation Times

    Shelter reservations may be made beginning in January 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
    Resident:
     $50 (non-refundable)
    Non-resident: $75 (non-refundable)

    Each Additional Hour
    Resident:
     $15 (non-refundable)
    Non-resident: $22.50 (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; 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.

  • 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. Full refund of rental fees will be granted if Park District determines severe weather conditions.

    For more information, call (815) 436-8812.

    Download a copy of our picnic shelter reservation brochure.

Contact Us

Plainfield Park District
Rec/Admin Center
23729 W. Ottawa St.
Plainfield, IL 60544

(815) 436-8813