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Parks & Recreation permit applications and related information

Permit applications for conducting activities in Parks & Recreation areas. Use these permits to reserve space for wedding ceremonies, photos, an event with 50 people or more, or a game.

Interested in hosting a picnic? Apply for a picnic permit via our web app.


Learn more about getting a permit to use or reserve a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation space.

Name Description Released Format
Athletic Fee Schedule 2024 PDF List of required fees for adults to pay before receiving a permit for a Parks & Recreation indoor space, ballfield, neighborhood park, or the West River Tent for boat storage and access. February 13, 2024
Bus permit application PDF Use this form to get a one-day or seasonal bus permit. May 10, 2023
Events and Festivals permit application PDF Use this form if you are organizing an event with 50 or more people and are not a member of a Friends or community group. April 19, 2023
Friends and Community Groups permit application PDF Use this form if you are organizing a non-ticketed public event with fewer than 500 attendees and are part of a Park Friends group or a community group. January 15, 2024
Friends and community groups event insurance fillable application PDF Use this form to apply for insurance for your Friends and Community Groups event or other event on Parks & Recreation land. September 14, 2021
Media permit application PDF Use this form to apply for a permit to film or take still photos on Parks & Rec property. May 16, 2023
Recreation and Athletic permit application and rules regs PDF Use this permit to reserve space at a recreation facility or outdoor sports area. April 25, 2023
Recreation and Athletic permit application and terms of permit and for use of School District property PDF February 4, 2022
School District Use permit addendum PDF Additional document required to be signed by a permit applicant to receive a Parks & Recreation permit for use of School District facilities. October 4, 2022
Wedding and photo permit application PDF Use this form to apply for permission to hold a wedding ceremony or take wedding and engagement photos on Parks & Rec ground. May 10, 2023

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