Special Events


The health and safety of our citizens is our top priority, therefore, the Parks and Recreation Department will not be issuing Special Event Permits, due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) until phases of reopening the city have been successful and/or further guidance is released. New applications for 2021 events will be reviewed in accordance with the city’s reopening framework.

Requirements for all Special Events:

Applications for Special Events must be submitted no earlier than one (1) year prior to the event date and no later than ninety (90) days prior to the event date if beer/wine will be sold or forty-five (45) days prior to the event date otherwise.  

The permit process for using a park for your special event starts with scheduling your event's location, date and time. Submit applications to the Park Special Event Coordinator or City Clerk's Office for processing.  Fees vary according to facilities and event needs. For more information, please contact the Park Special Event Coordinator at (208) 608-7600.

Parks available to schedule for a special event include 8th Street, Ann Morrison Park, Julia Davis Park, Cecil D. Andrus Park, Archery Range, Veterans Memorial Park and the Greenbelt. Any event open to the general public and advertised is required to apply for a Special Event Permit with the City of Boise and applicable park use permits.

For more special event assistance you may visit the City of Boise Special Events page.

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