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Greenbelt Shelter D



PERMIT FEES

Weekends and holidays (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)
Number of People Resident Nonresident
1-50 $70.00 $140.00
For each additional group of 10 people add $10

Weekdays and off-season reservations (after Labor Day through Friday before Memorial Day)
Number of People Resident Nonresident
1-50 $60.00 $120.00
For each additional group of 10 people add $10

Description

Bring your family and friends to Greenbelt Forest Preserve in North Chicago for a relaxing picnic at this peaceful island of green.

The shelter area features a horseshoe pit and a nearby playfield. Picnickers also have access to the preserve's fishing ponds and trails, including the nearby nature trail, which features interpretive signs that teach about the landscape.

To access this shelter, take the first right from the entrance road and bear left when the road divides. Parking lot is the next left.

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Rules and Regulations

For your safety and enjoyment, please...

  • Leave nature as you find it for others to enjoy.
  • Leash and pick up litter from pets.
  • Smoking is prohibited within 15 feet of playgrounds.
  • Clean the shelter area before leaving your event.
  • Decorations and directional signs are permitted, but may not be attached to Lake County Forest Preserve signs. Use only tape or thumbtacks to attach decorations to the shelter. All decorations and signs must be removed when event is finished.
  • Alcoholic beverages are permitted; must be 21 years or older. No alcohol consumption within 100 feet of parking lots. Host liquor liability insurance is available but not mandatory.
  • Park only in lots. Loitering in lots is prohibited. Vehicles left after closing will be towed at owner's expense.
  • Service roads may be used for unloading and loading only. Do not leave vehicles parked on service road. If you need use of the service road, place a request for the gate to be dropped at the time you reserve the shelter.

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Shelter Features:

Maximum Capacity

200: Shelter and surrounding area
  90: Under the shelter roof

Total Picnic Tables and Grills

26 Tables
  1 Grill

Restrictions

  • Water may not be available mid-October–May.
  • Band/DJ, amplified music or noise are prohibited.
  • When booking two shelters, use A and C.
  • Open area permits are not available at this preserve.

Special Amenities

Picnic Tables
Service Road Access
Horseshoe Pit
Playfield
Drinking Water
Public Parking
Toilets
Trails
Electricity
Grills

Special Activities:

Any vendors hired by the permit holder to provide special activities, including catering, must be licensed with the Lake County Forest Preserve District for the current year. Approved vendors for each special activity permitted at this shelter are listed in document below.

Special activities allowed at this shelter are:

Catering
Moonwalk
Tent (Small)

Licensed Vendors:

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