Most cities/villages/towns have their own parks department and that's where you are headed.
Let's use the City of Miami Parks Department as an example. (Here is a contact list for all other municipalities.)
Contact the City of Miami Parks and Recreation, Special Events Office
Lazaro Garcia, Special Events Coordinator
305.416.1133 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parks team will discuss your project with you and cover the next steps. You will need to provide:
- project info (park name, dates, activities)
- a basic plan (keep it simple)
Bring a picture with you -- even if it's a sample of a similar project done somewhere else.
Also, be clear on what you want to do & how you're planning on doing it. They are there to facilitate, but not so much to give you ideas on doing your project.
You'll need a permit application and liability insurance. Below are links to sample docs (be sure to get the most current version):
Work it Out & Get It Done!
The city Parks department and/or the local Parks Manager is your closest ally in getting your project to happen. They can:
- discuss feasibility and restrictions
- assist in pulling any additional permits, if needed
- guide you in getting liability insurance coverage
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