A Park Use Permit Application is required for any requests to reserve a specific park area and/or organize an event that is open to the general public. Events open to the general public require liability insurance that meet the mandatory guidelines contained in the application.
This permit is for any group event in a city park, such as fundraisers, youth sports leagues, band concerts, fun runs, and special group events. A $150 permit fee is charged on a per park basis for general permits and is non-refundable. Permits for athletic usage are per field/season and rates vary according to usage. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed and will be returned to the event organizer to complete. Please make sure to fill out ALL areas on the permit.
Groups/organizations can pick up a permit application at the Parks and Recreation Department, 360 North 23rd Street. Office hours are Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm, excluding holidays or download one above.
Please make sure that you have the completed permit application, proof of insurance if open to the general public, and the appropriate fee(s) when submitting applications to our office. Permit must be submitted in person. Applications must be received at least 14 days prior to event start date.
Note: The City Council also authorized noise waivers for special circumstances where an event would fall outside of the exempt time period, such as construction activities before 7:00 a.m., or an outdoor concert in a park that went later than 8:00 p.m. at night. The noise waiver permit application form can be downloaded and printed off HERE. Any citizen noise complaint should be reported to the Billings Police at 657-8200.