Who is invited?
Anyone interested in or planning on holding an event in a public park, plaza, greenway, or natural surface trails. Including races, walks, fun-runs, festivals, concerts, and parties open to the public with 100 or more people attending.
Please note: this does not pertain to Elmwood Park or events in private spaces like Dr. Pepper Park.
What will be discussed?
Reservation procedures, options and responsibilities for organizers, fees, and the permitting process. Representatives from the City’s Special Events Review Panel will be present.
September 12th, 12:30 p.m. Please feel free to bring a lunch!
A few facts for new organizers:
Roanoke has a variety of parks, plazas, and greenways for events of many sizes. Speaking with our staff will help you decide which parts of the park you’ll want to reserve.
Most events require an Assembly Permit, and some of those events will also require an Emergency Action Plan with the City.
Reservations and permits are required 30 days in advance of an event. Many organizers get their dates as early as a year out, so you’ll want to plan ahead!