Special Event permits (Social, Cultural, Religious, Community)


  • Permit requests must be submitted by a Framingham resident who must be the main contact person.
  • Please submit your Special Event Permit Request at least 6 weeks prior to the event date with a complete event outline including date, time frame, activities planned, number of people expected, etc.
  • Parks & Recreation Department will schedule Special Events in areas deemed suitable by the department's professional staff.
  • Special Events that include the use of tents or canopies, catering/food service, bounce houses, entertainment, etc., may require additional permits and/or a certificate of liability insurance. 
  • Services that may require a small fee: Electricity use, key deposits (returnable), parking attendants, portable restrooms, etc.
  • Special Event requests may require follow-up meetings and site visits with the Parks and Recreation professional staff. 
  • The Parks and Recreation Department may require sponsors of unique or unusual events to possess previous experience or demonstrated abilities to competently administer requested events.
  • Special Event Permit Request Form (PDF) may require a security deposit.
  • Ceremonial, religious, and cultural gatherings are scheduled in the Farm Pond Amphitheater area only.
  • Alcohol is not permitted at any City of Framingham Parks & Recreation property.

Please email your request to Parks & Recreation Field Scheduling or drop it off at our office during regular business hours.

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

475 Union Ave

Framingham, Ma 01702

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm