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Spring Rock Park Upper Pavilion
Spring Rock Park Upper Pavilion

Picnicking in Western Springs is the best!  With twelve beautiful parks, there is availability to hold a fun event outdoors every month of the year!  Right now we have six parks with pavilions in each to host your year round events. They are: Laidlaw Park, Ridge Acres Park, Ridgewood Park, Spring Rock Park, Springdale Park or Timber Trails Park.  Park use permits are required for groups of 25 or more people for all activities, including picnics, family gatherings and sporting events.  Permit fees begin at $60. 

Prior to mailing a picnic permit request and payment, please send an e-mail to or call (708)246-4225 extension 10 to check availability of the date you want.  In your email/phone call, please include the following:

  • Date (or dates) you are interested in
  • Timeframe for your event
  • Number of people in your group
  • Whether you are a resident or non-resident of Western Springs
  • Which park you are interested in
  • Best way to contact you

Print the permit required for your size group, fill it out and mail to Western Springs Park District, 4400 Central Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558. Please note: two separate checks are required for all events, one check for the security deposit and one for the permit fee.

If you do not want all the work of having your children’s birthday party in your home, the Western Springs Park District organizes outdoor Birthday Parties for children ages 4-12! 

The package includes 2 activity leaders organizing games for 90 minutes for the children.  A snack and a drink are included.  Parties can be held anytime of the year. 

Cost is $60 + $3 per child (up to 20 children).

You can choose a park with a shelter to have your party:

Laidlaw Park

Ridge Acres Park

Ridgewood Park

Spring Rock Park

Springdale Park

Timber Trails Park

Official Website of the Western Springs Park District, Illinois

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.





Mailing Address:

4400 Central Avenue, Western Springs IL, 60558