Park Usage Application

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Park Usage Permits 

Organizations and individuals who wish to hold any organized activity at City owned park.

Available facilities 

Park Usage Permit Applications are only required for events that meet 1 or more of the following criteria:

  • Event has 50- 150 people
  • Event has an inflatable (bounce house)
  • Event involves the use of a bathroom ( Cherry Harris Park, Glen Oaks Park, Wood Gate Park, Marymont Park)
  • Event is generating income from attendees 

Examples of events that require a Park Usage Permit: 

  • birthday parties 
  • family gathering 
  • fitness class
  • reunions
  • memorials

*if your event exceeds any of the above criteria please visit our Special Event Application

*Once the committee has reviewed your application, you may be required to submit a Special Events Application*

Your Application will not be processed until the following are complete: 

  • All of the fields in the application have been filled out
  • You have sent your non-refundable $50 fee to 706 N Missouri Ave. Clearwater, Fl 33755 within 5 business days of submitting application

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Shelters & Pavilions

Shelter & Open Space Dos and Don'ts

The following items and practices are not permitted at Shelters & Pavilions:

  • NO staples, nails, tape, pushpins, tacks or paint to put up decorations
  • NO sprinkles, glitter, confetti, rice, and birdseed
  • NO consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • NO consumption of illegal drugs
  • NO smoking
  • NO grills or open flames of any kind except in established fireplaces or barbecue pits
  • NO glass containers or bottles
  • NO gambling or games of chance
  • NO admission charge, donations, or the sale of items
  • NO unauthorized vendors
  • NO littering

DO:

  • Leave facilities in the same condition as before use
  • Dispose of any trash and decorations
  • Get written approval from the Parks & Recreation Department if a commercial group uses City property to promote their products, business, etc.
  • Get written consent from the Parks and Recreation Department for amplified sound and bounce amusements (may require a Special Event Permit/Park Usage Permit)

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Park Usage Application  

Park Usage Permit Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the event. The review process does not begin until the COMPLETED APPLICATION, including all required attachments and sitemaps, have been submitted. If you have questions regarding the permitting process, please phone (727) 562-4800.

Submission and acceptance of this application is not to be construed as an approval of your request for a Permit. If any information provided in the application is false or if the application does not comply with the timeframes, deadlines, and requirements the permit may be denied. 

 

ALL fields below are REQUIRED unless otherwise indicated.

Applicant Information
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Applicant Information
Event Information
Event Information

Do you plan to reserve rest room facilities for your event? 

RESTROOM POLICY: Some park restrooms are not available for regular public use. However, residents of the City of Clearwater can reserve and utilize the restroom with a fee of $75. This fee pays for staff to open, inspect, clean, and close the facility, and for maintenance (supplies and utilities). Please note the fee will increase to $100 if the restroom is requested on Sundays, Holidays or before or after business hours. As park facilities have varying hours, business hours will be determined by the business hours of the closest facility to the restroom requested.  In order to reserve a restroom, the resident must complete the Park Usage Application Form at least 30 days in advance of requested date.

Bathrooms are only available at Cherry Harris Park, Glen Oaks Park, Wood Gate Park, Marymont Park.

Do you plan to reserve rest room facilities for your event? RESTROOM POLICY: Some park restrooms are not available for regular public use. However, residents of the City of Clearwater can reserve and utilize the restroom with a fee of $75. This fee pays for staff to open, inspect, clean, and close the facility, and for maintenance (supplies and utilities). Please note the fee will increase to $100 if the restroom is requested on Sundays, Holidays or before or after business hours. As park facilities have varying hours, business hours will be determined by the business hours of the closest facility to the restroom requested. In order to reserve a restroom, the resident must complete the Park Usage Application Form at least 30 days in advance of requested date. Bathrooms are only available at Cherry Harris Park, Glen Oaks Park, Wood Gate Park, Marymont Park.

Will you have inflatables at your event? 

Please note: Insurance from inflatable contractor is required. 

Will you have inflatables at your event? Please note: Insurance from inflatable contractor is required.

Notes:

  1. Alcohol not permitted on City property unless with an approved City sponsored event or indoors at an approved recreation center.
  2. Beach venues- no open flame, no food or beverages sold and no retail sales permitted other than event merchandise.
  3. Events not sponsored by the City may require a Business Tax Receipt ($255.10) prior to the commencement of each promotion.
  4. The City requires organizations/individuals that produce events with more than 50 participants/spectators, to provide liability insurance when they hold events on City of Clearwater properties.  

 

Applicant Certification (required):

I hereby certify that I have read this application and that all information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief. I agree to comply with all Statutes, County and City Ordinances, and the general instructions stated in this application and the special conditions issued by the City in connection with the approval of the Park Usage Permit Application contemplated herein. I, and the organization on whose behalf I make this application, if any, represent, stipulate, contract and agree that we will, jointly and severally, defend, indemnify, save and hold the City harmless from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, and liability for death, personal injury, bodily injury, or property damage arising directly or indirectly from the exercise of the Park Usage Permit and performance of the Park Usage by Applicant, the organization represented by Applicant, its employees, subcontractors, or assigns, including acknowledges that he/she, together with any organization represented by Applicant, shall be solely responsible for complying with the terms of the Park Usage Permit. I further understand that failure to comply with any of the provisions specified herein, or the unauthorized modifications of any event parameter, may result in immediate cancellation of this event by City officials.

The non-refundable application processing service fee of $50 must be submitted within 5 business days of submitting your application.

Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Applicants may pay by mailing a business check (personal checks are no longer accepted), Cashier's Check or Money Order (made out to the City of Clearwater) to the address listed below. Arrangements for credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) payments can be made by contacting the Special Events Office at (727) 562-4800. 

Mail to: 
Attn: Special Events
1160 Seminole Street 
Clearwater, FL 33755

Questions/ Concerns: 
Special Events Office 
specialevents@myclearwater.com
727-562-4800

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