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DPR Permits and Reservations

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If your organized picnic or activity consists of 10 or more participants, then a DPR permit is required.

Permits General Information

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm, closed Saturday and Sunday

Please make sure to familiarize yourself with all applicable DPR permits and regulations.

Are you planning a meeting, practice, game or event and need a great location to host your family, friends, associates or co-worker? Look to the wonderful facilities, parks, fields and pools that the DC Department of Parks and Recreation has to offer.

How to Apply for A Permit

If your organized picnic or activity consists of 10 or more participants and you want a guaranteed time and location, then a DPR permit is required.

  • To apply for a permit, submit your online application via our website.

            Online Permit Application

  • Once application is submitted and received by the permit office, a Permit Officer will review and contact the applicant within 7 business days to discuss the event and if further information or documentation is required. At this time, you may be notified if the date, time and space is available.
  • After all required documents are received, we will issue a notice of availability and an invoice with associated fees and deadline for payment.
  • When payment is received along with all required documentation is in order, we will then issue the permit.

Athletic and Aquatic Facility Permits

For information related to aquatic and athletic facility permits please visit the pages listed below.

Permit Fees Schedule

For a list of all DC Parks and Recreation permit fees please select the link below:

Inclement Weather Hotline

There are multiple ways to receive field closure updates:

  • Visit dpr.dc.gov where updates will be listed in the facility advisory section on the homepage
  • Call the DPR fields hotline at (202) 671-0331
  • Follow us on Twitter

Permits Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of the permits division's most frequently asked questions, please visit the DPR permit office FAQ page.

Service Contact: 
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-2597
Contact TTY: 
(023) 345-6789
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5 pm
Service Location: 

1250 U Street, NW


GIS Address: 
1250 U Street, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20009