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A "Special Use" is an activity in a public park that includes:

  • A public gathering of 50 or more people
  • Tent(s) 400’ sq. ft. or larger (may require Tacoma Fire Dept. permit)
  • Amplified sound
  • Stage(s)
  • Vendor booths (food, beverage, arts, crafts)
  • Generator(s)
  • Public promotion of the organized use/activity
  • Collection of money for admission/participation (whether off-site or on-site)
  • Impact to regular traffic & park operations
  • Catered activities by food trucks, commercial bbqs (may require Health Dept. permit)
  • **Bounce houses (subject to certain conditions due to public safety)
  • Commercial Activities
  • Filming and/or Photography

Including but not limited to:

  • Festivals/Concerts
  • Walks/Runs/Cycling
  • Corporate Picnics
  • Athletic Tournaments
  • Free Speech/Demonstration
  • Other – those uses/activities that impact regular park operations or adversely impact normal park usage
  • Commercial Activities
  • Filming and/or Photography

** Bounce houses are not permitted unless they are:
(1) Provided by a professional bounce house/entertainment equipment company; and,
(2) a certificate of insurance is provided by the professional company listing Metro Parks Tacoma as additional insured