Requesting Permission for Use of Pittsfield Public Parks

Thank you for considering a Pittsfield Park as the venue for your organization’s special event.  The application process ensures that all City departments involved in special event permitting have an opportunity to review the event and provide guidance on additional permits and licenses that may be needed. 

For your convenience, the City of Pittsfield has adopted online permitting for the submittal of Special Event Permit Applications. Paper permit applications will no longer be accepted as of September 10, 2018.  For more details/directions on how to register and apply online, please click here.

Because your event will be in a park, you will also need to appear before the Parks Commission for approval.  To get on a meeting agenda, you will need to submit the application online at least 45 days prior to your event. The Parks Commission meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in room 203 of City Hall.  A representative from the event organization must be present at the meeting.

A list of frequently asked questions is also available by clicking here

For additional information about the special events application process, please call Myla Franklin, licensing board clerk, at 499-9363 or Becky Manship, recreation activities coordinator, at 499-9371.