Hire a park or open space

Hosting an outdoor event in our parks

Are you planning to stage or promote an event? Why not consider doing it in a park or open space? The borough has many beautiful outdoor places that are ideal for hosting sporting and community events.

Which parks can you hire?

All council-managed parks and open spaces are available for hire.

For Greenwich Park events, contact Royal Parks. Please note that Greenwich Park is a Royal Park and not the responsibility of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Who can apply?

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

Please note: Barbecues are not allowed in any of the parks.

How much does it cost?

For some community events, it is free to hire a park or open space.

For commercial hires, such as fairs and circuses, a fee applies - please contact Parks and Open Spaces to discuss.

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

Our online form makes it quick and easy to tell us about your event. You can tell us about your event and provide information supporting your request.

Apply online to host an event in a local park

You can also fax or post a completed application form to Parks and Open Spaces.

What happens next

We will notify you of 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.

Contact Parks and Open Spaces

For issues relating to council-managed parks and spaces. 24-hour emergency contact number: 020 8854 8888.

Oxleas Woods Centre,
Crown Woods Lane,
London SE18 3JA.

020 8856 0100

020 8319 1943