Special Events & Tournaments

Planning an event/activity in a City park or facility?

If your event is private with less than 100 people and does not include alcohol, bounce houses, amplified sound, or any other high-risk activities, you are welcome to reserve a space online or in-person at one of our registration sites.

If your event meets any of the below criteria, the City considers you a special event and therefore will require a Special Event Permit and other required items:
     - Expecting 100 or more people
     - Serving alcohol
     - Using amplified sound
     - Contains high-risk activities such as a bounce house, rock-climbing wall, petting zoo, etc.  

Applying for a Special Event Permit

To ensure your event is safe and successful, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Thoroughly review the Special Event Permit Guide.
Step 2: Submit the online Special Event Permit Application and pay initial fees to the Special 
                   Events Office a minimum of 120 days prior to your proposed date.
     Step 3:  Schedule a meeting with the Special Events Coordinator to discuss event details.
     Step 4:  Submit all required documentation, insurance certificates, and fees a minimum of 30 days prior to your event.
     Step 5:  Schedule a final walkthrough with the Special Event Coordinator a minimum of 14 days prior to your event.

Contact the Special Events Office at 585-4293 or email for more information.