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Can I set up tents on a road, in a public square or in a park?

As part of the permit for your event, specific permission must be included in your licence for the erection of tents or other structures.

A site map must be provided with locations of tents or other structures.

Tents greater than 10 square metres or higher than 3.7 metres (12 feet) in height and are being erected for longer than 24 hours require both a Development Permit and a Building Permit.

Can I put stakes in the ground during my event?

Prior to any in-ground anchoring of tents or other structures that require pegs or stakes longer than 6 inches, the event organizer must arrange for the area to be checked for underground public utilities by Alberta First Call at 1-800-242-3447.

All tents and temporary structures must be pre-approved by the Civic Events Office and constructed of flame retardant material. If it has been flame treated, proper documentation to verify is required.

No recreational utility tarps are allowed.

Tents and temporary structures larger than 300 square metres and in place for more than 24 hours require a building permit from the City's Sustainable Development Department.

Licensed tents may require Occupant Load Certificates calculated by a Fire Prevention Officer and posted at the principal entrance.

At Churchill Square, tents must be weighted with concrete blocks, sandbags, or water weights. Ground spikes are not permitted.

Can I have amusement rides at my event?

Prior to having any amusement rides assembled and operated on City of Edmonton Parkland, the guidelines must be reviewed and adhered to. The goal of these regulations is to ensure public safety as well as the integrity of City of Edmonton Parkland, facilities, and equipment.

For More Information

Civic Events Office

P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton AB  T5J 0K1



Fax 780-944-0042

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