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. 

The City of Pittsfield has online permitting for the submittal of Special Event Permit Applications. 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. Please click here for the Special Event Application Instructions for Parks.

Safety Rules and Guidelines for clean-ups in parks/open spaces were adopted by the Parks Commission at their meeting held on November 16, 2021.  Click here to review the document. 
Please note: Lead Organizers MUST contact the Public Health Nurse Manager during the special event permitting process for information related to safety protocols for all attendees. The event will not be permitted until this occurs.

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

For additional information about the special events application process, please call Becky Manship, Recreation & Special Events Coordinator, at 499-9371.