Open Public Events

Open Public Events include festivals, concerts, community gatherings, races, cook-offs, and any other event open to the public that are located in City facilities and parks. If you are interesting in hosting an Open Public Event complete the steps below.

1. In order to reserve a facility or park for a special event, you must complete the online Open Public Event Application a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your event. You must receive approval of your event and confirmation that the facility or park is booked for you before proceeding to step 2. 

2. Once approved, complete the Open Public Event Rental Agreement (PDF) and submit a signed copy to the Parks & Recreation Department. Insurance, waste management, event layout, security, and a safety management plan is required to be submitted prior to your event. 

If you have any questions, call 512.393.8400.