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Parks and Recreation

Film, Video, and Photography Permit Application


Application, Agreement, and Certificate of Insurance must be received before application is processed and permit issued.

Film and Video projects also require a permit from the Film Division in the Metro’s Public Works Department. This permit may be uploaded with this form or presented at a later date.


$125 Fee - Residents of Davidson County

$137.50 Fee - Non-Residents of Davidson County


Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 196340
Nashville TN 37219-6340
Fax: (615) 862-8414
Phone: (615) 862-8400

Checks must be received at least 10 days prior to your event.


Credit Card Payments can be made by calling the Video/Film Division at (615) 862-8400.


  • Filming is not allowed in or near construction areas.
  • Vehicles are not allowed on greenways.
  • Blocking of roads/trails/bridges is prohibited.
  • Parking on grass is prohibited.
  • No driving on grass or unauthorized areas.
  • Drinking or possession of beer and alcoholic beverages, vending or selling is prohibited.

It is expected that any facilities used be left in a neat and orderly fashion.

It is expressly prohibited to alter, change, or replace any existing playground or other park fixtures under any circumstance


*The discovery of false or misleading information regarding the applicant or events/activities on this application will result in rejection of the application, revocation of approval of use of park property, and/or denial of future requests to access park property.

Permit Application

Allowed extensions: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .doc, .docx, .gif, .png
(File must be 5MB or less)

Allowed extensions: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .doc, .docx, .gif, .png
(File must be 5MB or less)

The Department of Parks of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County ("Metro") and the "Photographer" agree as follows:

  1. Upon approval of this permit, Metro agrees to permit Photographer to engage in filming activities (the "Event") at the "Facilities" in Nashville, Tennessee and to bring into the Facilities such photographic and related equipment as necessary to conduct the Event.
  2. Photographer agrees to:

    1. be liable for any damage or injury to persons or property relating in any way to the Event;
    2. pay to Metro the sum of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00 for residents of Davidson County); or one hundred thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($137.50 for non-residents of Davidson County);
    3. purchase, at its own expense from an insurance company licensed to do business in Tennessee, continuing public liability and property damage insurance with a single limit of not less than one million dollars, naming Metro as an insured, and to deliver to Metro a certificate of insurance demonstrating compliance with this paragraph prior to the Event;
    4. indemnify, defend and hold harmless Metro, its officers, agents and employees from all claims relating in any way to the Event, including, without limitation, Metro's attorney fees and all claims or damages resulting from personal injuries or property damages or from Photographer's failure to observe all applicable laws and ordinances;
    5. assume all risk and responsibility any dangerous or defective conditions on the grounds of the Facilities, whether known or unknown;
    6. immediately terminate the Event and remove all persons and property associated with the event if directed to do so by Metro;
    7. provide and pay for all necessary security during the Event;
    8. restore the Facilities to the condition obtaining prior to the Event; and
    9. prevent depiction in any image or images made available for public viewing any activity that would be prohibited by the rules and regulations of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, or any federal, state or local laws.

  3. This document sets forth the entire agreement of the parties.
  4. The individual executing this Agreement on Photographer's behalf affirms that he is authorized to do so.
  5. No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless in writing and signed by Metro.
  6. This Agreement shall be governed by Tennessee law.
  7. Any suit relating in any way to this Agreement shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Davidson County, Tennessee.

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