Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–January 30, 2016. The Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department will hold its Annual Parks Pavilion Permit Lottery on Saturday, February 6, beginning at 9 a.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. The event is held each year to allow members of the public the opportunity to secure their preferred Park Forest park pavilion on their preferred date.
New in 2016, two separate lotteries will be held for Park Forest residents and non-Park Forest residents. This new system is designed to allow Park Forest residents priority selection in what has become a popular lottery event, with an increasing number of non-Park Forest residents participating in the process. The Park Permit Lottery for Park Forest residents will begin at 9 a.m. The lottery for non-Park Forest residents will immediately follow the Park Forest resident lottery.
All members of the public (Park Forest residents and non-Park Forest residents) must be present by 9 a.m. Please arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Those in attendance by 9 a.m. will be invited to place their names in the appropriate permit lottery. Please bring a State ID to verify residency. Names will be pulled for the Park Forest resident permit lottery first, and permits will be issued in the order names are selected. Names will be drawn for the non-Park Forest resident lottery second, and permits will be issued in the order names are selected. Please note that individuals are restricted to one picnic date per person. Full payment is due at time of reserving a permit.