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
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.
City staff will review the application and Required Plans; consider the proposed event’s compliance with City ordinances, determine the City resources that will be required and the availability of such City resources and calculate the anticipated costs and expenses, if any, associated with providing necessary City resources for the proposed Special Event; and provide a response to the applicant, in most cases, no later than thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of a completed application.
After approval of application your event may require additional information and permits to be submitted. A meeting will be scheduled either in person or via telephone to coordinate and review requirements for processing the applications.
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.
Approval from the Parks & Recreation Board may be required if the plans for a returning event differ significantly from previous years’ event. These applications must be submitted at least 2 months (60 days) in advance of the event. Examples of changes that may require Board approval include but are not limited to: