What should I know if I want to set up canopies, tents, stages, inflatables, fencing, portable restrooms, or other equipment?

Not all parks can accommodate the same equipment so it's important to provide a detailed list of equipment in your application for staff to determine suitability. Additional City permits and certificates of insurance may be required. Dunk tanks are prohibited in any City park.

A site plan is required marking the locations of each piece of equipment. Because of irrigation, utilities, and turf concerns, the Parks and Open Space office must be notified if any stakes, posts, spikes, or other objects will be driven into the ground. You are required by law to obtain an underground utility locate if you will be driving signposts, stakes, or spikes into the ground. You must call 48 business hours before driving stakes, etc. into the ground. This is a free service that can be requested by calling 811 or 1-800-332-2344 or online at digsafelyoregon.com. An alternative to staking would be using weights, sandbags, etc. to anchor your item, if allowed by code.

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1. What is the difference between a General Use Permit and Special Use Permit?
2. What are the fees for a renting a shelter or open space in a City park?
3. Can I reserve an entire City park?
4. Which City parks have access to electricity or water?
5. What should I know if I want to set up canopies, tents, stages, inflatables, fencing, portable restrooms, or other equipment?
6. What are the additional permits that may be required to obtain?
7. When will I receive my General or Special Use permit?
8. What if I want to use amplified sound at my event?
9. What if I want to serve or sell alcohol at my event?
10. How can I participate as a vendor at an event?
11. Can I have fire a at my event?