Minneapolis Regional Parks offer great places for wholesome, healthy outdoor recreation and entertainment special events, such as walks, runs, art fairs and fundraisers.

Use & Event Permits

You will need to obtain a permit to use park land and facilities for a special event at least 10 days before the event.

Schedule of Fees [PDF]

Returning Event Permits

You may apply for a permit to reserve the same event beginning 365 days prior to the proposed event date. Review, complete, and submit the appropriate application for your event: 

2017 Application [PDF]
For returning events that have taken place between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

2018 Application [PDF]
For returning events that have taken place between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

New Event Permits

You may apply for a permit to host an event beginning 335 days prior to the proposed event date. Review, complete, and submit the appropriate application for your event: 

2017 Application [PDF]

2018 Application [PDF]

Submit completed applications in person or by mail to:

Special Events Permit Office
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis MN 55411

Facilities Use Permits

Permit process and application to bring anything to a park that is not natural to the park area, such as tents, amplification, dumpster, moving van, etc.

Facilities Use Permit Application [PDF]

Parkway Use Permits

Permit to drive a bus, truck, limousine, trolley or horse and carriage on MPRB parkways.

Parkways Use Permit Application [PDF]

Recreation Center Rentals

Host your birthday party, baby or wedding shower, seminar, corporate meeting, holiday celebration or any other special event at a recreation center.

Room Rentals: Call the recreation center directly to reserve space for a meeting or special event. Fee Schedules and Procedures [PDF] Application [PDF]

Call 612-230-6400 for help locating a recreation center with specific amenities.

Dog Park Permits

Off-Leash Dog Park Permit

You need to buy a permit before you bring your dog(s) to an Off-Leash Dog Park.

Your permit is valid at all seven dog parks.

Minneapolis residents must get a City of Minneapolis Pet License for each dog before applying for an Off-Leash Permit.

You must vaccinate your dog(s) for rabies before buying an Off-Leash Dog Park Permit.

Permit Fees

Annual Permit

Minneapolis Residents
$35 first dog
$25 each additional dog

Non-Minneapolis Residents
$60 first dog
$35 each additional dog

Daily Permit

Residents/Non-Residents
$5 for each dog

You may also call or visit Park Board Headquarters to buy a permit.

Or, complete and submit a permit application [PDF] with payment by mail.

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