Park Use Permits

A permit is required to reserve a playfield, facility, stage or performing arts area, or to use a park for a gathering. Use permits allow Seattle Parks to prevent conflicts, make necessary preparations such as heating, lighting, etc. and to provide personnel and facilities such as garbage cans and lavatories, and to avoid overuse of facilities.

Download our Park Use Application here

Booking Schedule

We schedule on a yearly rolling calendar. Completed applications are accepted for review beginning on the first day of each month. Proposed dates can be up to one year in advance. Have questions? Download our Permit Process document

Example Event Documents

See our Park Use Insurance Example for an idea of what we require as insurance coverage and download our Example Site Plan to help guide you with planning and mapping your event. You'll find blank site maps for many of our parks at the link below.

Site Plan Maps

Please visit this link for blank park maps that may help in submitting your application.