Am I allowed to bring my own grill?
No, grilling is only allowed on the grills provided on-site. Please be sure to select a shelter that has an adequate number of on-site grills for your event/purpose.
When will the bathroom doors be unlocked?
The bathroom doors are controlled remotely. The doors will unlock automatically at your scheduled start time, and lock at your scheduled end time. There is no need to contact Fox Valley Park District unless the doors fail to open/lock at the scheduled times.
Are there water hookups at the shelters?
No, there are no water hookups at any of the shelters.
Is electricity provided at the shelter?
No, Cool Acres is the only shelter with electricity provided.
What times can I set up and tear down my event?
Set-up and tear-down must be done within the hours of the reservation. When you are making your reservation, please be sure to allow time for both set-up and tear-down.
Are the parking spaces exclusive for my reservation?
No, parking spaces are open to the general public and the reserving party.
Do I need to call and inform Fox Valley Park District when I arrive at/leave my event?
No, the bathrooms are unlocked/locked remotely, and the shelter will be ready before your scheduled start time.
Does Fox Valley Park District provide trash can liners?
No, the District only provides the trash cans/barrels themselves. Renters are responsible for providing liners.
Why does the vendor have to be registered with Fox Valley Park District?
By registering with the Park District, the vendor files their certificate of insurance only once a year with the District. The vendors are then added to the Registered Vendor List for park shelter rentals which is distributed to those inquiring about additional services.
Is a registered vendor required if food is being prepared by the party host, being brought from home or having a potluck?
A registered vendor is not required if people bring and consume their own food (i.e. private picnic or family gathering).
Do I need insurance?
Please see the chart below. Insurance is required for both the protection of the individual or organization renting the shelter as well as for the protection of the Park District in the event of third party claims for bodily injury, associated medical costs and damage to the property. The insurance required by the Park District is for coverage up to $1,000,000 per occurrence, and it must name the Fox Valley Park District as additionally insured.
When is General Liability (Host) Liquor Insurance required?
General Liability Insurance includes Host Liquor coverage. This insurance is required when alcohol is being provided and there is no price of admission or charge for the alcohol to the attendees of the event.
When are both General Liability (Host) Liquor and Illinois Statutory Liquor Liability Insurance required?
Illinois Statutory Liquor Liability coverage must be added when alcoholic beverages are being sold, are included in the price of admission or donations are accepted.