Media projects including videos, photos, and film need a permit to shoot on Philadelphia Parks & Recreation property.
You need a permit if you want to shoot video, photos, or film at:
- All City parks.
- Philadelphia Parks & Recreation facilities, like rec centers.
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Where and when
Apply by mail:
- Permit applications must be filed at least 10 business days before the first day of shooting to avoid additional charges.
- Applications filed less than 10 business days before the first day of shooting will be charged an additional $100 or 25 percent of the site fee, whichever is greater.
- Applications filed less than three business days before the first day of shooting will be charged an additional $200 or 30 percent of site fee, whichever is greater.
- Applications for student, public service announcement (PSA), tourism, and B-roll filing filed less than 10 business days before the first day of shooting will be charged $100; applications filed less than three business days will be charged $200.
To get a permit, you’ll need:
- A certificate of insurance.
- Payment for the permit. Please note we do not accept credit cards.
Press conference, tourism, B-roll, PSA, and student filming permit applications will be verified with permit applicant for accuracy
Student Film projects must include a letter from a faculty member, on school letterhead, indicating the filming is relevant to course work. In all cases, a security deposit is required.
To get a permit:
Click on the media permit application form to download it.
Special Events Office
Winter Street Building
2130 Winter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Note: We do not accept credit card payments.
A copy of the permit must remain on-site for review at all times. Permits are non-transferable.
Refunds will not be granted for inclement weather. Additional fees may be charged for rescheduling.