The Garfield Park Conservatory is owned and operated by the Chicago Park District (CPD). A CPD issued photo permit is required for any of the types of filming and photography described below.
A permit is required for the following types of filming and photography
- Commercial, such as:
- Catalog photos
- Web-based media
- Non-commercial use, such as:
- Engagement photos
- Wedding photos
- Student projects
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited school working on a class project to qualify for a student rate.
- Please notice, the use of drones at Garfield Park Conservatory is prohibited.
Covid Update: Photo permits for the gardens are now available. Tripods and easels are allowed indoors and outdoors as long as they are not obstructing pathways.
News Media Confirmation Permit
To conduct a professional journalism-based activity on park property a News Media Confirmation Permit is required. To obtain this permit, contact the Chicago Park District Department of Communications at (312) 742-4786.
If you have any additional questions, view our Frequently Asked Questions page, or call (312) 742-5369.
Be sure to secure your permit before arriving at the Conservatory as we do not issue permits on site.