Having a birthday party? Want to hold a bootcamp? Holding a wedding?
You’re likely planning a private event on open parkland. Most events involve activities that require a parkland license before proceeding including any event with 51+ people. Visit Neighbourhood Parks & Open Spaces to learn more and to apply for a license.
Hosting a community BBQ? Organizing a Winter Festival?
You are organizing a public community event whenever you are inviting the general public to attend. Almost all community events involve activities that require a parkland license before proceeding including any event with 51+ people. Visit Neighbourhood Parks & Open Spaces to learn more and to apply for a license.
Block Parties and Play Streets held on parkland are considered private or public community events. If you are interested in hosting a small event on a residential street in your neighbourhood, visit Block Parties and Play Streets to find more information or to apply for permission and a temporary road closure.
The City provides support and resources to assist you with planning your community programs and events.
Winter Amenities on Parkland
The City of Edmonton can authorize the use of open parkland for a public snowbank rink, freezeway or ski trail. This opportunity is open to organizations and will require liability insurance. Depending on what’s proposed, you may need additional permits. Complete the application form to propose your idea. Applications should be submitted by September 30 each year.
Neighbourhood and district parks can be improved through a partnered process involving a neighbourhood organization and the City of Edmonton. Visit the Park & Facility Development Team to learn more about this process.