Information on how to obtain access for different activities on City parkland that require permits or agreements.
Edmonton is home to over 900 parks tucked in and around where people live, work, play and learn. The parks system helps us enjoy these spaces and protect the ecosystems we share them with. Some activities in public parks and open spaces require a permit or other guidance to ensure public areas are safe, maintained and accessible.
Parkland Access Permits
These permits grant temporary access to parkland for activities that are otherwise regulated, restricted or prohibited by the
Parkland Bylaw C2202
. They fulfill the obligation of the Parkland Bylaw for commercial or business activities on parkland and ensure stewardship and protection of parkland as well as restoration to its original condition.
Examples of types of submissions:
Temporary work areas
Exploratory work (for example, surveys and geotechnical investigations)
The City can form maintenance agreements with external partners who are looking to maintain parkland and amenities above the City’s service level by performing or paying for the maintenance at the partner’s expense. A maintenance agreement:
May be used when Community Leagues, Homeowners Associations or other organizations want their staff, volunteers or contractors to take over maintenance or provide enhanced maintenance for specific parks and open space areas.
Specifies who is responsible for removing the improvement and restoring the site if the amenity becomes unsafe or has reached the end of its lifecycle, or if the partner no longer wants to support the required level of maintenance.
May contain safety or environmental conditions for the partner and its contractor or volunteers.
Will not be required if other agreements are in place (e.g. license agreements, Home Base Agreements, etc.) specifying maintenance roles and responsibilities.
Does not include permission to mow in naturalized areas or the use of herbicides by an organization other than the City of Edmonton.
Vending Permits and Approved Vendor List for City Land
If you plan to sell, display or distribute goods or services on a public street or other public space like parkland, you will need a Vending Permit.
Research On Parkland
Researchers who wish to collect samples or conduct other research in parks and open spaces can contact the City for approval. The type of request and desired involvement with the City will inform what type of permit or agreement may be required. In some cases, no permit will be required. To request a research agreement, contact Parkland Management at email@example.com.