Permits, violations & licenses
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation issues permits to Park Friends groups and community groups for events at neighborhood parks. These groups need a permit if the event includes any of the following:
- A gathering of 50 people or more
- Portable toilets
- Amplified sound
- Organizational signs
- Sale, distribution, or cooking of food or goods
- Filming or photos
- Any City services
- Tents, sound systems, or production elements like stages or stands
Parks & Rec has stopped issuing event permits based on the City’s Safer at Home guidance.
All current permits are canceled. Parks & Rec will not issue permits for or allow:
Read more about the City’s Safer at Home guidance.
Private events (weddings, picnics)
Sports or group recreation.
- Media productions.