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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.


Payment is not accepted until the application is processed and the shoot is approved by our staff. We will contact you when it is time to make payment. Please do not contact us to make payment until you have been notified that your application has been processed and approved.


  • $150 Fee - Residents of Davidson County
  • $180 Fee - Non-Residents of Davidson County


  • $125 Daily Fee - Residents of Davidson County
  • $150 Daily Fee - Non-Residents of Davidson County
  • $250 Annual Fee - Residents of Davidson County (access to all Metro Parks)
  • $300 Annual Fee - Non-Residents of Davidson County

Payment by Check

Please make all checks payable to:

Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 196340
Nashville TN 37219-6340
Phone: 615-862-8446

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

Payment by Credit Card

Credit Card Payments can be made by calling the Special Events Division at 615-862-8446.

Certificate of Insurance

Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation must be listed as Certificate Holder and "Additionally Insured."

Contact Information


Information About the Shoot

Certificate of Insurance Upload

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

Please read and agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Metro Parks prohibits the reservation of park facilities by applicants that discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, in the admission to, access to, or operation of their programs, services, or activities.
  2. The discovery of false or misleading information regarding the applicant or the described event activities will result in revocation of approval of use of the park property and denial of future request to access park property.
  3. A certificate of insurance must be submitted for the permit to be approved. The COI must be issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in Tennessee, specifying public liability and property damage insurance with a single limit of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000), naming the Metropolitan Board of Parks & Recreation 2565 Park Plaza, Nashville, TN 37203, as additionally insured.
  4. Permit holder is responsible for restoring the park or facility to the condition it was prior to the shoot.
  5. There can be no images made available for public viewing at any point that would be prohibited by the rules and regulations of the Metropolitan Board of Parks & Recreation, or any federal, state or local laws.
  6. The proposed activity or use will not include violence, crime, disorderly conduct, or obscene language
  7. The shoot may not infringe on other parks users ability to use the park outside the area of the permitted shoot
  8. All shoots must end not later than 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise approved by the permit.
  9. The Board of Parks and Recreation reserves the right to require permit holders to provide, at their expense, security necessary for the shoot as determined by the Park Police. Arrangements for Park Police can be made by calling 615-880-3429.
  10. In most cases the Metro Government/Parks Department does not hold copyrights to public artworks located on Metro Parks property. If you wish to include a public artwork in your commercial production, you must receive additional approval and/or a separate permit.
  11. By submitting a Permit Application, the event organizer agrees to the following additional terms:
    • a) the event organizer will indemnify and hold harmless the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County from any and all claims, damages, costs and attorney fees for injuries or damages arising, in part or in whole, from the organization's use of Parks Facilities and areas described in this Permit Application and any claims, damages, costs and attorney fees arising from any failure of the organization, its officers, employees and agents to observe applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations;
    • b) the event organizer assumes all risk and responsibility for any dangerous or defective conditions on the grounds of Parks Facilities, whether known or unknown;
  12. This agreement is governed by Tennessee law and any suit relating to this agreement shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Davidson County, Tennessee
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