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Parks and Greenspace

If you are planning an event in any park or greenspace managed by the City of Edinburgh Council you will need to apply for permission from the Parks and Greenspace Department.

How do I apply?

Please see the downloadable application form to the right of the page. This form should be completed with as much detail as possible and returned along with copies of your Public Liability Insurance and Risk Assessment to the Parks, Greenspace & Cemeteries Service using the contact details supplied. Once these documents have been received the permission process can begin.

When should I apply?

It is worth bearing in mind that the permission process involves consultation with local Councillors and community groups and can take up to six weeks to complete so we advise that applications are submitted as early as possible.

Other Information

Charges may be applicable depending on the type and scale of the event. There may also be a requirement for a refundable bond to be taken (if any damage occurs to the ground as a result of an event, any reinstatement costs may be deducted from the bond before the balance is refunded).

If your event involves any type of infrastructure you will need to be aware of underground and overhead utility cables, please see the information sheets provided.

Events in Parks

Details of events taking place in the city's parks and greenspaces can also be found on the Edinburgh Outdoors website.

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Contact details

Parks & Greenspace Service
The City of Edinburgh Council
4th Floor
City Chambers
253 High Street

0131 529 7921
email Parks