What is the Park District policy on music for private rentals?

The Park District has established music and amplified music restrictions which we expect rental groups to abide by. These restrictions are: Amplified sound is limited to single unit devices (i.e., boom boxes, radios, IPOD players, etc.) and must be placed indoors and in designated areas only. Activity room doors must be kept closed while amplification is in process and must cease by 10:30 p.m. Decibel level of amplified music must be in conformance with Village of Oak Park noise standards for residential neighborhoods. Furthermore, the sound level must be limited to reach only the immediate audience within the facility. Loudness of music is at the discretion of our onsite staff; failure to comply with a request to lower volume may result in revocation of facility use, police intervention and withholding of your deposit. It is the responsibility of the renter listed on the rental contract to control the sound level at the rental event. DJs, bands, music or speaking that utilizes speakers or amplifiers is strictly prohibited.

Is decorating allowed?

Renters may decorate but may not use tape, confetti, silly string, helium balloons or open flames (Sterno may be used to heat food). Any permitted decorations must be removed by the renter without adversely affecting the facility.

Is there someone present at the community center to help the day of the rental?

A Facility Attendant will be available throughout the duration of the rental. They are scheduled for supervisory duties and to monitor the facility and make sure everything pre-arranged is provided. This includes setting up tables and chairs, opening & closing rental spaces, and answering general questions. If a more specific question arises, the Facility Attendant is able to contact the Parks and Facilities Coordinator.