Book a park for an event
Haringey’s award-winning parks are great places to host events. We want our parks to be buzzing spaces, providing entertainment and activities for all communities.
Read our Outdoor Events Policy (PDF, 241KB) to help you decide whether a park is the best place for your event. The policy details the types of events we encourage and those we don’t allow.
Submitting an application doesn’t guarantee permission to host your event in a park.
How to apply
There is no fee for a very small event - up to 100 people.
For events with over 100 people, see our fees and charges document:
- Park Event Fees and Charges 2021-2022 (PDF, 237KB)
- Park Event Fees and Charges 2022-2023 (PDF, 193KB)
Before applying, email ParksBookings@haringey.gov.uk to see if the park you want to book is available for your dates(s).
Apply in advance
We need time to process your application.
Please apply within the following deadlines.
|Event size||Time to apply before your event|
|Very small - up to 100 people||6 weeks|
|Small - up to 500 people||6 weeks|
|Medium - up to 2,000 people||3 months|
|Large - up to 10,000||6 months|
|Major - up to 50,000||9 months|
We must make sure all proposed park events are:
- well organised
All organisers must read, complete and upload the following documentation:
- Event Safety Management Plan Template (Word, 87KB)
- Event Safety Checklist (Word, 39KB)
- Risk Assessment Template (Word, 99KB)
- Indemnity Form (Word, 35KB)
- Site Plan
- Public Liability Insurance Certificate - at least £5m cover
You can register and complete the application via our online partner once:
- you know the park is available
- your documents are ready
Apply via EventApp (external link).
We share all applications with recognised park stakeholders for their comments before a decision is made. Stakeholders include:
- Friends groups
- statutory bodies including:
- licensing team
- highways team
- fire authority
For most events the final decision lies with council officers.
Large or long events
For events that are large or last more than 1 day, we need permission from the Cabinet Member for Environment before giving an in principle agreement.
These include where the event:
- attendance is over 10,000
- lasts for more than 7 days
- lasts more than 2 days with 5,000 or more in attendance
- organiser occupies a site for more than 14 days including setup and take down
You may be able to apply for financial help with organising your event, especially if it benefits the community.
Find out about People Need Parks: Funding Opportunities.
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