Community Building Facilities
6652 S. 78th Avenue
Bedford Park, IL 60501
Please be advised that most Saturdays and Sundays are booked for the balance of 2015. Thank you for your interest and understanding. We will begin accepting booking requests for 2017 beginning September 1st for residents and September 19th for non-residents of the Bedford Park District.
The Community Building is home to the Administration, Recreation, and Maintenance Offices. All administration duties including election responsibilities are handled through this office. Stephanie Rosier serves as the election official for the Bedford Park District. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30AM until 4:30PM. The direct phone number for the Administration Office is 708-458-2265.
The resident rate is available for party hosts currently residing in Bedford Park District Boundaries. The host must sign the rental agreement and be present during the entire party. Our residents are entitled to two parties at the reduced rate per calendar year for indoor facilities.
The Executive Board Room is the location for all meetings of the Bedford Park District Board of Commissioners. It is also available for rental on a daily basis for a nominal fee of $25.
Your next meeting will be one to remember in our tastefully decorated room. Tables can be set up for a round-table discussion or classroom style for training purposes. The room can accommodate 30 people and audio visual equipment is available. Let us know what we can do to serve you best.
The auditorium is located inside the Community Building. It is host to plays, exhibits, and our famous Parent's Night Event which is the closing ceremony for Summer Camp.
For your rental needs, this venue comfortably seats up to 160 guests. A small kitchen is available and the stage is perfect for seating the guest of honor for gift opening or for your disc jockey.
Our ceramics studio is well stocked with the equipment, greenware and paints needed to create beautiful works of art. Classes form regularly and are open to beginners as well as advanced students.
The Early Childhood Room is located in the Community Building. It serves as the location for our two playschool programs and our playtime for tots program. Playschool classes fill quickly and we begin registration on the first Monday every May for the following school year. Please contact the Administrative Office if you are interested in a tour of the room or meeting our instructors.
Plan to host your next family reunion or group function at the Bedford Park District Picnic Shelter. The Open Air Shelter overlooks the newly renovated ballfields and can seat 50 guests. The adjacent Concession Building offers indoor plumbing and kitchen facilities. Available May through October.
The maintenance staff will no longer transfer banquet tables to the picnic pavilion.
Meetings & Banquet Facilities
Bedford Park District will hold a date for five business days. The security deposit is due by 4PM on the fifth business day. If payment is not made within that time period, the room is immediately available to another interested patron.
Party rental time is five hours. The building is available for a maximum of two hours to coordinate decorating, floral delivery, cake/catering delivery, etc. Additional time required is billed at $50 per hour. The security deposit cannot be used to extend the length of the party. Maximum room rental time period is eight hours.
Category 1: Max 80 guests: Oak - $625NR $550R; Maple - $300NR $250R
Category 2: Max 120 guests: Oak - $700NR $575R; Maple - $350NR $275R
Category 3: Max 160 guests: Oak - $775NR $600R; Maple - $400NR $300R
Oak Package: Includes alcohol liability insurance. Party complete by Midnight. $200 Security Deposit
Maple Package: No alcohol. Party complete by Midnight. $100 Security Deposit
Any party with alcohol pays Oak Package pricing.
Residents of the Bedford Park District must be present during the entire party to receive resident rates - no exceptions.
If the number of guests at the party exceeds the category maximum, the security deposit is forfeited.
Security Deposit is payable in cash per rental and will be returned within 48 hours after the party provided the room is vacated on time and there is no damage to the facility as determined by the Bedford Park District attendant on duty. Any discrepancies will be discussed with the Director of Special Events the following Monday. The Director of Special Events will have the final say regarding the full or partial refunding of the security deposit.
Rentals cancelled 30 days prior to the event will be given 50% refund. Rentals cancelled between 14 and 29 days prior to rental date will be given a 25% refund. Cancellation 14 days or less are non-refundable.
Saturdays and Sundays for May and June are held for park district residents until September 16th. Please keep that in mind when planning your Graduation and Communion parties. Park District residents are allowed one May or June date per household.
Non-resident requests for 2017 dates will begin on September 19, 2016.
We accept cash, checks, and money orders only.