Athletic Fields and Picnic Shelter Rental Reservations
Weather permitting, and based on availability, athletic fields at various locations can be rented for your group. Contact Jack Sebesta, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1216 for field rental information.
The following fields are available to be rented for private use:
Full field (Soccer, Lacrosse, Football, etc.)-Lippold, Woodscreek, Four Colonies, Sam Johns, Wyndwood
Baseball/Softball-Lippold, Spoerl, Veteran Acres, Ken Bird, Canterbury, Fetzner, Four Colonies, Indian Prairie, Knaack, Ladd, Woodland Estates
|Group||Field Rental Fee||Light Rental Fee||Deposit|
Full Field Sports
(Soccer, Football, Lacrosse, etc)
|Recognized Resident Youth/Adult Sports Affiliate||per agreement||$60/hour||$0|
|$30/hour||$60/hour||full payment required|
|Non Residents||$60/hour||$60/hour||full payment required|
A=Knaack, Ladd, Bird, Fetzner, Four Colonies, Woodland Estates
B=All other dirt infields
C=Boncosky Synthetic Fields
|Recognized Resident Adult Sports Affiliate*||
fee is per hour/per field
All Other Renters
fee is per hour/per field
|$50/hour||full payment required|
*In order to be considered a recognized Adult Affiliate under this policy, adult teams must be participating in a Crystal Lake Park District league. Applicants found falsifying information will have rental contract revoked with refund.
Please note: many fields are available for rent on a very limited basis due to heavy in-season use and summer rest period.
Community Service Lighting
Lights will be provided to the community free of charge at the facilities listed below. The service period will be seven days per week. To stay consistent with other lighted park facilities, these lights shall be set to be turned on in the spring no later than March 31 and extinguished daily at 10 pm. These lights shall be turned off for use no sooner than October 31. This policy applies at the following locations:
- Lippold Park Sand Volleyball Courts
- Veteran Acres Tennis Courts
- Veteran Acres Sled Hills-lighted when conditions allow for their use from dusk until 10 pm
Lippold Park Soccer Fields
Please visit the Crystal Lake Soccer Federation website for information regarding the Soccer Complex. A detailed field map for the current season can be found at www.clsf.org/directions.php
Sprinturf Fields at Boncosky Softball Complex
Lippold Park was one of the first municipal softball complexes in the nation with entire infields of synthetic turf.
What is Sprinturf?
It is the only synthetic surface with all rubber infill. The infill, made of recycled ground-up tires, is blown into the fibers to form a resilient base. Other synthetics use a sand and rubber infill mix, which is not as sanitary and tends to harden over years. Concrete is poured, drain tiles are laid, then road rock and screenings are added. The 15-foot wide rolls with 2 1/2 inch fibers are stretched from one curb to the other, with 1-foot overlaps that are glued together. After the Sprinturf is put down, the infill is added.
What do players need to know?
Players wear their normal spikes on the Sprinturf, and no special equipment is required. Infielders will get truer hops, and Sprinturf’s softness will slow balls down slightly, unlike the artificial turf of years past. To help infielders’ depth perception, the areas running from the basepaths to the edge of the outfield grass will be tan. The rest of the infield is green to give the field a look like a high school infield.
Players are invited to put a team together and check out the advantages of Sprinturf for the Spring and Summer Softball Leagues detailed here.
For questions regarding Picnic Shelter availability, email Marguerite Foglesong, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1211 or email Lisa Ward, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1209. Picnic reservations for 2017 will be accepted in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:30 am.
Rates are as follows:
|# of People||1-50||51-100||101-150||151-200||201-250||251-300|
Sterne's, Jaycee, Woodscreek Shelters
|All other Shelters||$50/$100||$85/$170||$120/$240||$155/$310||$190/$380||$225/$450|
(no more than 50 people in an area)
For questions regarding building rental and availability, email Marguerite Foglesong, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1211 or email Lisa Ward, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1209. Reservations for 2016 will be accepted in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:30 am.
Call (815) 459-0680, ext. 1217 or email for rates for community organizations, affiliate groups and sponsored groups. Rates listed below are for independent clubs and/or private persons.
|Administrative Office Meeting Room||50||$40/hour||$60/hour|
|Main Beach Program Room||40||$40/hour||$60/hour|
|Main Beach Pavilion||160||$100/hour||$150/hour|
|Main Beach Band Stage||approved by Superintendent of Facility Services||$100/hour||$150/hour|
Rotary Building (upper level)
|Oakwoods Lodge at Veteran Acres||30||$40/hour||$60/hour|
|76-150 people $200||
Rentals w/ alcohol
(100+ people, insurance required)