Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice
COVID-19: Learn how to stay safe, get vaccinated, and find testing. Visit phila.gov/covid.

Parks & Recreation permit applications

Permit applications for conducting activities in Parks & Recreation areas. Use these permits to reserve space for a picnic, event, or game.

To learn more about what Park & Rec has to offer, visit the Parks & Rec homepage.

Name Description Released Format
Bus permit application PDF Use this form to get a one-day or seasonal bus permit. January 24, 2020
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
Friends and Community Groups Permit Application 2022 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 12, 2022
Large Events and Festivals 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. June 11, 2021
Media permit application PDF June 11, 2021
Recreation and Athletic Permit Application PDF Use this permit to reserve space at a recreation facility or outdoor sports area. June 11, 2021
Wedding ceremonies and photos 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. June 11, 2021