Host a Special Event in a Park/City Street

You must complete an application for a park/Street event permit if any of the following items apply:

  • Temporary event, gathering or organized activity, including but not limited to parades, bike races, marathons, walk-a-thons, firework displays, concerts, other types of races and festivals and season special event
  • A large number of participants are expected
  • The event will be promoted to the general public
  • Admission will be charged
  • A park not normally used for events, such as a neighborhood park, a beach or a park with no shelter, has been requested
  • Vending will occur
  • The purpose of the event is to raise money, whether for a non-profit/charity or as a commercial venture
  • The event will use extensive space in a park
  • If you are not sure whether your event qualifies as a special event please email
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Anyone seeking a special event permit must complete and file a Special Events Application. An Application must be filled out on-line and the $100 non-refundable fee must be submitted with on-line application.

  1. New Park Events
  2. Returning Park Events – Significant Changes
  3. Returning Park Events – No Significant Changes

If the application is for a new event, approval by the Parks & Recreation Board may be required. Applications for new events must be submitted at least 2 months (60 days) prior to the event to be considered and no more than one year (365 days) prior to the event.

Application Fee

Non-refundable unless date is unavailable


Event Scheduling Fee

Based on size and complexity of event

$100, $250, $500

Event FeeBased on size and complexity of event

$250, $500, $1,000

Shelter Reservation Fee

Based on specific shelter & residency type 

$125-$350/per day

Beer/Wine Sales Permit

Submitted after application approval 


Street Use Permit

Submitted after application approval 


Mobile Food Establishment

Submitted after application approval 


Temporary Structure

Tents larger than a 10’x10’, stages, trailers, dunk tanks, inflatable play equipment, Etc

$100/1st Structure

$50/each additional structure

Utility LocateRequired if temporary structure requires staking items into ground$200

Amplified Sound

Approved hours 7 am – 8 pm


Exclusive Use of Park

Must be approved by Parks & Recreation Board with 60 day notice prior to event

$100 + shelter fees

Vending Fee 

Paid pay event host for single day


Police Services 

If deemed necessary based on event size and scope
$80/hr per officer 
EMS Services
If deemed necessary based on event size and scope
$50/hr per staff member 
Ambulance Fee
 If deemed necessary based on event size and scope

Damage to Property

At cost, plus 10%

Event Cancellation Charge

If cancelled at least 60 days prior to event date:

If cancelled less than 60 days prior to event date:

20% of estimated fees
50% of estimated fees