Special Event Permit
Many county park facilities are available for rent by permit. If the park does not have a pavilion or indoor facility to rent,
you may still be able to hold an event at a park with a Special Event Permit. Call the office for availability and fee information.
A permit does not give you exclusive use of a park, only the right to hold that event.
Events that are considered special events and will require a Special Event Permit:
- Exceed pavilion or park capacity.
- Take place in a non-designated day use or camping area.
- Are advertised and open to the public.
- Charge an entry fee.
- Allow vendor sales at the event.
- Involve the service or sale of alcohol.
- Constitute a substantial risk to Douglas County, it’s Parks and/or the public.
|Special Event fees:
|25 Attendees and under
|26 Attendees to 50
|51 Attendees to 75
|76 Attendees to 100
|$50 per each additional 50 Attendees
Special Event fees will be cumulative for each additional day of the event, at the rate of 50% of the initial fee.
$10.00 non-refundable administrative fee will be added to the Special Event fee.
When a Special Event Permit is required and a pavilion has been rented, the Special Event fee will be reduced by 50%.
Additional electrical and water fees may apply if your event will have a bounce house or water slide.
Contact the Douglas County Parks Department at 541-957-7001 for additional information.
If an event will introduce extra or unusual hazards to water safety, a Regatta Permit is required to accompany the Special Event Permit. See the Oregon State Marine Board guidelines at: http://licenseinfo.oregon.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=license_seng&link_item_id=14471
Regatta Permit - Oregon State Marine Board (fillable)
Free camping for disabled veterans at Douglas County Parks - Information
Special Access Pass sample document
Oregon Parks and Recreation's application form for a Special Access Pass
Permit Application - Use of Metal Detectors
Please return special event permit application to 541-957-2062 (fax) or email to