Request a Special Permit
Five Rivers MetroParks protects nearly 16,000 acres of natural area in the Dayton region. The agency's permit program authorizes uses on MetroParks land that provide a benefit to members of the public and protect public and conservation values.
Please be aware that Five Rivers MetroParks is a tax-supported public agency and that its primary obligation is to serve the general population. So it is our responsibility to place the welfare of the general public before that of any individual or special interest group. Accordingly, decisions made regarding your permit application will be based on this premise at the sole discretion of Five Rivers MetroParks.
To hold a small wedding ceremony in any Five Rivers MetroPark facility, please complete a wedding permit application. There is a $10 application fee.
You may also hold a wedding ceremony or reception in a reservable shelter as part of a shelter reservation (no additional wedding permit needed).
First Amendment Activity
To collect signatures, distribute materials, or hold a demonstration, please complete our First Amendment activity permit application.
To hold an event in any Five Rivers MetroParks facility, including a festival, competition, ticketed event or community gathering with an expected attendance of more than 100 people, please complete a special event permit application.
There is a $10 application fee.
View our Special Event Policy and Guidelines
To conduct, sponsor or promote any meeting, speech or picnic with more than 200 people, please submit a private program permit application. There is a $10 application fee.
For private programs that will draw fewer than 200 people, please see information about shelter or facility rentals.
To conduct any public class, sporting event, performance, organized recreation competition (5K, for example) with an expected attendance of fewer than 100 people, please complete our public program permit application. There is a $10 application fee.