Park Permits

River Forest residents, businesses, and organizations can acquire a Park Permit for any park space, depending on availability.

Athletic Field Permits

River Forest residents, businesses, organizations, and non-residents can acquire an Athletic Field Use Permit for any athletic field use of eight (8) persons or more on any ball diamond or soccer field, depending on availability.

Thanksgiving Football Games Permits

The River Forest Park District makes a limited number of field spaces available to River Forest residents for Thanksgiving football games. Constitution Park and Washington Commons will be available for reservations from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Thanksgiving day. There will be a two hour limit per reservations. Permits will be accepted beginning November 1 and will be issued on a first-come, first served basis.

Please note that all other Park District fields (outside what is listed above) will be heavily aerated prior to Thanksgiving day and will be unusable for football games.

Permit applications should be submitted by email only to

Thanksgiving Day Field Permit Application

Contact Information

To apply for a permit, download a park permit form below or pick one up at The Depot. Please return permits to The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest or submit to Toni Giovenco, Athletic Manager, at

For more information, please call 708-366-6660 x104.

Park Maps

View the Interactive Park Map

Click the button below to view the Park Ordinance:

Park Ordinance

Click the button below to view the Park Permit Application:

Park Permit Application

Click the button below to view the Athletic Field Use Application:

Athletic Field Application

Click the button below to view the Thanksgiving Day Field Use Application:

Thanksgiving Day Athletic Field Application