Skip to Content
Parks and Recreation

Special Events Permit Application


Event Operations

Is there a specific area or venue within this park where you want to host your event? Provide details.

Event Components

Please check all items below that apply to your event and include any additional details in the space provided.

Terms and Conditions

Instructions, terms, and conditions for Parks Facilities Usage

Please download/print the above document. Please read this document and each of the conditions below. After reading everything, please click the checkboxes and put your name in the box above the submit button to acknowledge and agree to all conditions.

1. The discovery of false or misleading information regarding the applicant or the described event activities or attendance on this application will result in the rejection of approval of use on the park property and denial of future request to access park property.

2. Permits will not be granted to any event with a past due balance to Metro Parks or Metro Park Police. Past due balances must be paid in full, without exception, before new applications will be accepted.

3. It is the permit holder's responsibility to immediately contact Park Police once an event date has been approved by Metropolitan Board of Parks & Recreation. The contact information will be provided by Parks. Parks may determine that permit holders must hire Park Police officers or hire an approved security company to provide an action plan for the event no later 14 days before event. Event action plan must be preapproved by the Park Police or their designee. (b.) Park Police have the right to determine the suitability of any firm providing protection for an event on Parks property.

4. Event organizer is responsible for trash disposal on all permitted days including setup and tear down. Organizer must submit a plan for event clean up with name of vendor if one is used. No permit will be issued until this plan is approved. A $250 sanitation deposit is required for all Parks special events permitted.

5. Events with 1,500 attendees of more are required to hire a Maintenance staff person to monitor event activities and serve as the Parks staff representative. Events requiring Parks staff on overtime must be paid within two weeks of invoicing. All overtime fees invoiced are due no later than 7 days prior to event.

6. All special events held in Parks requesting permission to have amplified music must be considered by the Board of Parks & Recreation at the monthly meeting the first Tuesday of the month. Requests for amplification must be received no later than two weeks prior to meeting.

7. Unless permitted by the Board of Parks and Recreation, alcoholic beverages are not allowed in Park Facilities. In addition to any permit issued by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation (“Park Board”) or its administrative staff, it shall be the responsibility of the permit applicant to obtain all other permits required by other state or local governmental entities relating to the service, distribution, giving away, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on Metropolitan Parks property. Event applicants will be provided upon application submission a checklist of Parks requirement for alcohol service.

8. Please note that there is a no-staking policy enforced within all Metro Parks. The only tents permitted in Parks venues are tents that are secured with water ballast or tents that do not require staking.

9. Routes for all run or walk events in Metro Parks must be reviewed and approved by Parks staff before a special events permit is issued. Course markings on park roads or greenways are strictly prohibited. Use of spray paint or spray chalk is also prohibited. Runs must begin no later than 8:00 a.m. in all Metro Parks.

Enter the code shown above in the box below