Grant Woods Shelter A


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


This shelter is adjacent to private residences so to be respectful to our forest preserve neighbors, bands/DJs and loud or amplified music or noise are all prohibited at this shelter.

Shelter A is located within Grant Woods Forest Preserve in Ingleside and offers a nearby playfield and horseshoe pit. Picnickers also have access to the preserve's fishing pond and trails.

Access this shelter from the preserve's Monaville Road entrance, just east of Route 59, on the south side of the road.

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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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