How do I hold an event within a facility owned and maintained by the Durham Parks and Recreation?

Availability is subject to the schedules of preexisting programs, events, classes, and other activities. 

Those interested in hosting a special event in a DPR facility must apply and reserve the facility or space through DPR directly (See Rentals | Durham Parks & Recreation)

The application fee and damage deposit must be paid in full. For more information, contact reservations@durhamnc.gov or (919) 560-4355, ext. 27202. 

Please note that for some events in DPR outdoor spaces, a special event permit may be required. The purpose of the DPR rental agreement is solely to permit to use the designated space or facility. 

Please keep in mind that DPR outdoor spaces (ex: trails, fields, and shelters) are public spaces and in some cases must remain open to the general public; therefore, the rental agreement does not guarantee exclusive use of those spaces.  

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1. Who can I contact for help?
2. Do I need to submit a City special event permit application for my event?
3. When is my application due?
4. How do I hold an event within a facility owned and maintained by the Durham Parks and Recreation?
5. When do I need security or police presence at my event?
6. How do I request to use City trash receptacles?
7. What is the SERT and why am I being asked to attend their meeting?
8. How do I register or operate a food truck in the City?