Parks and Recreation Special Events Division

Special Events Information

The Special Events Division of Parks and Recreation is a multi-tasked office whose responsibilities relate to small-scale events and activities that the community would like to hold at a City park. They act as a facilitator for park events. A permit would be required for organized activities involving the use of a public park or when you would like to reserve a specific area within a park. This includes events within recreational buildings, outdoor shelters, athletic facilities, city pools, and park open areas. Small-scale events and activities can be considered but not limited to birthday parties, family BBQ's, sport leagues, small weddings and corporate picnics just to name a few. From the smallest birthday party to the largest festival, events take place every day at our parks in the City of Miami.

The Permit Process


Things to Know Before You Apply

Applications are due a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your event, so make sure you plan ahead. We will do our best to process your application, but those received late may or may not be processed. Applications are reviewed upon date received so don’t delay! Do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions that you may have.

Please Note: Acceptance of your application should in no way be construed as final approval or confirmation of your request. Staff will process your application internally for approval.

Park Fees

Contact our office at the number below for fees.

Apply Online

Get Started Now! By submitting a permit application request you alert the Parks Department of your needs and begin the permitting process.
Please fill out the permit application below. If you need equipment as part of your request, please be sure to make a note in the description. Please be sure to fill out all fields and once complete please e-mail the the application to

Click here to view:  Parks Special Events Application

Apply in Person

Customers who do not have access to the internet or prefer to apply in person can obtain a paper copy at one of our park sites or our permit office located at the address below.

Contact Information

Main Office 305-416-1133 / E-mail:

City of Miami
Parks and Recreation Department, ‌‌‌‌‌‌Special Events Division
444 S.W. 2nd Ave., 8th floor
Miami, FL 33130

If you are interested in filming in one of our City of Miami Parks you must apply for a film permit with the Office of Film and Entertainment first HERE

Promoters planning a large scale event expecting over 150+ individuals and utilizing city resources by requiring street closures, police, fire, solid waste services etc. must contact the office of Film & Entertainment at  305-416-1322.