Host an Event / Permits

Attention all social butterflies.

Interested in hosting a large-scale event or setting up shop in The Parklands? Our parks feature plenty of space and make the perfect setting for your next 5k race, farmer’s market, food truck drop-in, exercise class or photo shoot. Read up on the permits required for large group and commercial activity use.

And now for the main event.

The Parklands offers endless possibilities when it comes to throwing your next event. Whether you’re hosting a 5k, a movie night, a fair or festival, an outdoor concert, or a soccer tournament, we’ve got a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that will suit your needs.

Permits

Commercial Activity

Any business, organization, or individual using The Parklands that charge participants in their activity — including but not limited to photographers, fitness trainers, food truck or cart operators — must get an annually approved commercial use permit. This permit allows The Parklands to partner with groups in a manner that ensures that commercial activity organizations assist in the support of the resources that they use within the parks for business purposes. Note that this policy does not distinguish between for-profit and non-profit commercial use.

Large Group Use

Any group or activity with over 50 participants wishing to use The Parklands for activities in unreserved areas must submit a group use permit application, which allows The Parklands to balance the needs of large groups with the needs of small groups, family visitors, and drop-in individuals — and to ensure that the carrying capacity of a particular park’s amenities are not overwhelmed due to popularity. Please note that this permit does not apply for reservable amenities such as the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Pavilion, the Gheens Foundation Lodge, or other amenities in the current reservation system. Larger groups, or requests for busy days, may require the activity to be slotted into the existing special events policy and process.

Venues

Enjoy a change of scenery.

Picnic shelters. Outdoor pavilions. Amish-built tobacco barns. We’ve got plenty of venues where you can just hang out or host an event — whether it’s a gala, a wedding, a birthday party, a family reunion, or a business meeting.

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    Redbud Shelter Venue

    Broad Run Park

    Venue

    Brown-Forman Silo Center Venue

    Turkey Run Park

    Overlook, Venue

    Gheens Foundation Lodge

    Beckley Creek Park

    Venue

    Egg Lawn Venue

    Beckley Creek Park

    Venue

    Moss Gibbs Woodland Garden Venue

    Broad Run Park

    Venue

    Hockensmith Barn

    Turkey Run Park

    Venue

    Pignic Barn Venue

    Turkey Run Park

    • Learning
    • Playing
    Playground, Sprayground, Venue

    PNC Achievement Center Classrooms

    Beckley Creek Park

    Venue

    Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion Venue

    Broad Run Park

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    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Pavilion Venue

    Beckley Creek Park

    Venue

    Ben Stout House Venue

    Turkey Run Park