Looking to reserve public space for an event? You’ll need to submit an event permit application, depending on the type of event you’re hosting. As a reminder, the public is welcome to use parks and public spaces recreationally.
- Ewell Plaza or Binns Park Activity Permit is needed to host a small-scale event with no amplified sound in either space.
- Penn Square Activity Permits are required to host events in the Fulton or Heritage quadrants of Penn Square. Please note, the Lancaster Marriott/Lancaster County Convention Center and Fountain quadrants are not available for events.
- Special Event Permits are required for large-scale events such as festivals/concerts, runs/races, or community events that could have an impact on public property, infrastructure, or other resources.
Have questions? Email Kate Wright at [email protected].
Event hosts are responsible for all trash remediation, including providing recepticals and removal of trash after the event.
Park Pavilion Rentals
Parks and pavilions, including Long’s Park, are managed separately by the Bureau of Operations in the Department of Public Works. To reserve a park pavilion or host an event in Long’s Park, call (717) 517-5745 or click here for more information.