Public events in parks and open spaces

Are you planning to stage or promote an event? Why not consider doing it in a park or open space?

Three Rivers District Council has many beautiful outdoor places that are ideal for hosting sporting and community events.

We are unable to grant permission for formal private events, parties, weddings or larger gatherings in our parks. 

Which parks can you hire?

All Three Rivers District Council-managed parks and open spaces are available for hire.


Who can apply?

Any person, group or organisation can apply to stage an event in a park or open space.

How much does it cost?

Prices are correct as at 1 January 2023 and include vat.

Charity / Not for profit / School fun runs and small scale events *

(Damage deposit not required)


Charity / Not for profit / School fetes (per day)


Non-charity event (per day)


Damage deposit for above


Funfairs - Per operational day (including  one day for set up and take down) **


Funfairs – Per additional non-operational days


Damage deposit for Funfairs


When to apply

Make your application as soon as you decide to use a particular park or open space. This will give you enough time in case you need to:

  • Get a licence or a temporary event notice
  • Make arrangements to take care of public safety during the event
  • Change the location if your initial choice is not available
  • Change your plans to comply with terms of the hire, if granted

How to apply

Please complete the word document and email it to

What do I need to provide?Hire of grounds event form 2023-2024 (docx)

You will need to provide us with the following documents with your application:

  • Public Liability Insurance certificates
  • Risk Assessment for your event
  • Details of First Aid plans
  • Site Plan
  • Any licenses you require to hold your event

What happens next?

We will let you know our decision as soon as possible. How long this takes depends on the availability of the venue and the complexity of your request.

We may also need to contact you for further details of your event.