Application form and resources to help you plan a neighbourhood based event.
Events held within district, community or pocket parks are considered neighbourhood events. They range from simple gatherings such as birthday parties, picnics and weddings to niche events or festivals organized for the entire neighbourhood or district-wide audience.
The City recognizes the significant role that social gatherings and community events have in connecting Edmontonians. These activities contribute to Edmonton being seen as a world leader in neighbouring efforts. We support these activities through licensing and guidelines for using public spaces.
Fee Waiver for Select Groups
A $22/hour booking fee will be applied for niche festivals and events up to 1000 attendees. For events with more than 1000 attendees, additional fees may apply.
Understanding the important role neighbourhood events play in creating strong and vibrant communities, this fee will be waived for:
Community League events
Free public events and fundraisers with a direct neighbourhood connection
Note: Use of parkland must be in accordance with Parkland Bylaw 2202. Parkland is for public use and a license does not grant exclusive use.
Event Requirements and Liabilities
All groups and organizations, at your own expense, must obtain and maintain throughout the duration of the event general liability insurance in an amount not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) per occurrence for death, bodily injury, property damage, and personal injury. This insurance policy must be endorsed to add the City of Edmonton as third party additionally insured.
Any damage to parkland and/or amenities is the responsibility of the licensee.
The City conducts its operations in accordance with Environmental Policy C512. All users of parkland are required to conduct their operations and activities in accordance with Environmental Policy C512 and all applicable provincial and federal legislation.
Following the review of your application, a Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator will contact you to confirm the location, share any guidelines or restrictions and explain necessary approvals, fees and licenses.
Submitting an application does not imply that your event is approved or that your proposed location or date are confirmed.
Generally, vehicles are not allowed off of designated public roadways and parking areas. All vehicle access, including for equipment drop off and pick up, must be approved prior to the neighbourhood event.