Planning a large or special event?
Thank you for considering West Springfield Park and Recreation to hold one of your events! If you feel that your event falls under one of the following categories, please review our Special Events Permit Application below.
We recognize that The City of West Springfield is fortunate to have many varied and beautiful parks, accessible water areas, and friendly streets and neighborhoods, all of which provide wonderful venues to hold Special Events.
To preserve the City’s natural resources, while still offering enjoyment, the City may permit the temporary use of public properties and/or roadways for special activities. The City coordinates the review of these events with various City Departments to ensure that the events are conducted safely.
The Authorized User is required to demonstrate adequate provisions have been made for security, parking, insurance, set-up, maintenance and clean-up, emergency services, and safety of operations. A permit will not be issued unless these requirements are satisfied.The Park and Recreation Department will be the primary contact for Authorized Users during the review process.
Once the completed application is submitted the Park and Recreation Department will distribute the application to the necessary City Departments and/or agencies and will schedule a date for the applicable board, commission, agency, or department to review the application.
SPECIAL USE PERMIT APPLICATIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO PARK AND RECREATION OFFICE NOT LESS THAN NINETY (90) DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE.
REVIEW ALL ADDENDUMS AT THE BACK OF THIS APPLICATION FOR INFORMATION
REGARDING POLICIES, PERMITS AND FINANCIAL CHARGES FOR CERTAIN CITY SERVICES
THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO YOUR SPECIAL EVENT.
Planning a special event on the smaller scale?
If your special event is on the smaller scale, we ask that you complete the Small Events Application.
Wedding Ceremonies, Small Group Gatherings, Small Events, or Award ceremonies are great examples of this application.