Please Note: Pavilion Reservations must be requested at least 3 days in advance. The 2021 Pavilion Rental Rider will be required to complete this year in order to rent a pavilion. Once completed, please send the rider to All deposits and rental fees must be paid within 24 hours of pavilion request approval. Payment will only be accepted with a credit card. If all payments are not received within 24 hours, the reservation will not be accepted.

Non-resident parking and beach fees are not included in pavilion reservation costs. Parking and beach tallies available upon request with rental.

  • Parking $5.00 per non-resident vehicle
  • Special discounted non-resident beach rate when renting a pavilion


What is a parking and beach tally?

A tally is a system Three Oaks Recreation Area uses to make it easier for the host and non-resident guests to pay fees for park amenities. Simply submit your guest list to a park manager at check-in upon arrival for the event. Parking: Staff will ask for the driver's name from your guest list. You will only be charged for the non-resident vehicles that pass through the gate. Beach: From your guest list, the Manager on Duty will give you the requested number of wristbands at your pavilion. Please return any unused wristbands for accurate charges. Total parking/beach admission fees must be settled before the event concludes. A credit card is the only acceptable form of payment upon check-out. 

What is a Group Use?
​A Group Use can be a school field trip, day camp, day care, troop or league visit to the park. The most popular area for a Group Use is the swim beach. Group Use requests must be submitted at least 5 days prior to visiting. Group Uses are allowed Monday through Thursday. They are not allowed on Fridays, weekends or holidays.

For more information on Group Uses, please visit the City website at or contact the City Manager's Office at (815) 459-2020 ext. 4083

View the information sheet below for frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions regarding pavilion rentals, please call (815) 459-2020 ext. 4288 or email us at


2021 Pavilion Rental Rider
2021 Rental Acknowledgment
Information Sheet
Pavilion Rental Information Sheet, including FAQs
Group Use Fact Sheet
Rules, Regulations & Fees for Group Uses
Group Use Participant Form
Participant Release - Parent/Legal Guardian Approval

Facility Rentals

Three Oaks Recreation Area
5517 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014