City of Pontiac has 11 beautiful, family friendly parks that span over 120 acres. All parks are open from dawn to dusk, except for outdoor lighted athletic fields, or under special use permits. Park property or any parts of park property may be closed to the public at any time or for regular intervals for certain uses.
Two pavilions are available for rent; both are located in Chautauqua Park. A pavilion permit is required to reserve either pavilion. Permits are $10.00 and can be completed at the front desk of the Community Recreation Center or by calling (815) 844-6818. The $10.00 reservation fee is non-refundable. A copy of the pavilion permit is available here.
Up to 5 picnic tables may be rented for $5.00. Additional picnic tables can be rented for $1.00 per table. The permit fee is non-refundable. Picnic tables may be picked up from Chautauqua Park and returned to their original location in the park by the renter. All picnic tables must remain within Pontiac city limits. Picnic table permits may be completed at the front desk of the Community Recreation Center or by calling (815) 844-6818. A copy of the picnic table permit is available here.