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Special Events in the Parks

Are you interested in having a special event in a City of Ann Arbor park?  Our Parks have hosted many types of special​ events including concerts, weddings, charity runs, fundraisers, and corporate events.  Special events have specific requirements and applications before permits and approvals may be issued.  

Special Events require at least 60 days for review.  

Please contact the Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Customer Service office to gather more information about hosting your special event in a city park.​  If emailing, include the park name, park shelter, requested date, time and details about what you plan to do at the park.   Please include your name, email and phone number so we may follow up with you. 

Phone:  734.794.6230 x 0  

Email:  [email protected]

Once you have contacted the Parks office and received confirmation that your desired park and date are on hold for your special event, you will need to apply online.  You must have confirmation before applying online – call or email Parks staff for park location and date availability. ​

Submit your application ​via our new online portal at

​Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation

Special Events in Parks

[email protected]

734.794.6230 x 0 ​

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