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    PERMIT APPLICATIONS
    If individuals, organizations and agencies wish exclusive use of a park facility, they should obtain a permit. Upon receipt of your permit application and the applicable fees, and pending review, you will receive a permit. We ask that you please secure the location before planning the event. Please note that you should not assume you have use of an area until you have received the permit. Please click here for a complete listing of RULES AND REGULATIONS .

    You must have the permit with you on the day of the event. Separate permits will be required for each location that you choose and, there will be an additional $30.00 permit fee per 4 hours for each additional location. For example, if you wish to use the Lilly Pond and the Rose Garden at Thornden Park, two separate permits are required, and there will be two permit fees of $30.00 each per 4 hours.

    Those planning block parties will need a street closing application that you can obtain from the City's Department of Public Works.

    Outdoor Events
    Athletics Fields
     

      OUTDOOR EVENTS

     Picnic Permits are available April 15 - October 1.

     Wedding Permits are available April 15 - October 31

     Deadlines
    Application deadlines are due a minimum of 30 days prior to requested date.

     Fees
    Permit Fee $30.00 for each spot per 4 hours
    Electrical Hook - Up $20.00, where outlets are available
    Tent (larger than 10'x12') $10.00 separate check

     How to Apply
    Applications can be downloaded, completed, and sent to: Syracuse Parks & Recreation,
    412 Spencer Street, Syracuse, NY 13204, ATTN: Britney Farmer.

    Please make all checks payable to Commissioner of Finance.
    Please note that there will be a $20.00 service charge for returned checks.

     

    For more information or questions, please email Britney Farmer at bfarmer@syrgov.net

     

     Park Permit Brochure (PDF)

     Park Permit Application (PDF)

     Walnut Park Application (PDF)

    COMMUNITY EVENTS: If you or your organization are planning a community event - one that is open to the public - please put your request in writing AT LEAST SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT. Your request should include the park, date(s) and time(s) you want. Once your letter is received, it will be reviewed, and pending approval, there will be a meeting with the Special Events Division to review the Public Programs Guidelines Handbook. Please note that the organization will be responsible for providing a certificate of liability insurance for $1 million that names the City of Syracuse as additionally insured. If other services are required, including police, electricians, etc., you may be responsible for covering those costs as well.
    Please do not assume you have the site until you have the permit.
             

    ATHLETIC FIELDS
    Deadlines
    Application deadlines are due 30 days prior to the requested date. The official athletic season begins April to October, weather permitting. First preference is given to city schools and city groups.

    Fees for Sunnycrest & Valley Stadium
    $30.00 permit fee + hourly rate (see below)
    * Use of the scoreboard is additional

    City Affiliated / User Non-City User
    Practice Only $50.00 hr /$100.00 hr
    Practice Only w/Lights $75.00hr / $150.00 hr

    Fees for all other City Fields
    $30.00 permit fee + $15.00 hr in addition to a $25.00 refundable clean-up fee.

    How to Apply
    Applications can be downloaded, completed and sent to: Syracuse Parks & Recreation,
    412 Spencer Street, Syracuse, NY 13204, ATTN: Athletic Department

    Please make all checks payable to Commissioner of Finance.
    Please note there will be a $20.00 service charge for returned checks.

    pdf iconAthletic Facility Permit Application (PDF)

    Athletic Permit Application Fees and Terms Document (PDF)

 
       
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