Special Event Permits

Louisville Parks has 120 possible locations for your next outdoor event!  Simply contact our staff at least two weeks before your event to obtain a permit.  Please note that if you just want to reserve a picnic shelter, you should visit our Picnic Shelters & Lodges page instead.

Rules and Regulations
No refunds or cancelations within 2 weeks of rental. For cancelations within this period, a credit will be issued for later use.

Payment must be made at the time of booking, except for organizations that require an invoice or purchase order for payment. Any rental made within 7 days of the rental date will need to be approved by the manager of that area before accepting payment or confirming rental.

Rental or permit may not be available within 7 days of the event. Extra fees may apply if available within the 7 day period based on additional incurred cost or manager approval.

Qualification for non-profit rates is dependent upon registration with the Kentucky Secretary of State as a non-profit.

If you're interested in bringing your next event to a local park, contact our Special Events Office, open in the Iroquois Amphitheater on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 502/368-5865
Mail: Special Events Office, Metro Parks
          1080 Amphitheater Rd.
          Louisville, KY 40215