Use a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation space Learn about getting a permit to use or reserve a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation space. Permits are recommended for all events. Reserve a Parks & Recreation facility or field You need a permit to reserve part of a Parks & Rec facility for group activity. You also need a permit to use outdoor fields for sports. Get a picnic permit If you want to reserve a space for a picnic, you'll need to apply for a picnic permit. Get a permit for a large event or festival Use this permit if you are an event organizer planning an event, or want to use certain equipment. Get a Friends and community group event permit This service will help Friends groups and community groups get a permit for an event at a neighborhood park. Apply for a media permit Use this form to apply for a permit to film or take still photos on Parks & Rec property. Get a wedding ceremony or wedding photo permit Get a permit to have your wedding ceremony or take wedding photos at popular Parks & Rec sites. Get a trail permit Get a permit to use trails in Philadelphia.