Announcement Due to the concern of community spread of COVID-19, the City of Lancaster will not be issuing Facility & Activity Permits for the use of parks and public spaces until further notice. Parks and public spaces like Penn Square are open for public use, but the City will not be issuing permits to reserve these spaces for events and gatherings. Event Permits There are a variety of public spaces where individuals or organizations can hold events in Lancaster City. A Facility/Activity Permit Application is required in order to reserve public space for an event. If just renting a pavilion in a city park, a Park Pavilion Permit Application is only required. If hosting a block party on your block, a Block Party Permit Application is required. Facility/Activity Permit Application – If you need assistance or have any questions about event permits, contact Kayla Forgrave, Special Events Manager, at 717-291-4758 or KForgrave@cityoflancasterpa.com. Park Pavilion Permit Application – The permit is located on the City of Lancaster’s website here. If you need assistance or have any questions about park pavilion rentals, contact Stefany Snyder, Customer Care Coordinator, at 717-291-4835 or SSnyder@cityoflancasterpa.com. Block Party Permit Application – If you need assistance or have any questions about block parties, please contact Kayla Forgrave, Special Events Manager, at 717-291-4758 or KForgrave@cityoflancasterpa.com. Types of events that would need permits include, but may not be limited to: ParadesBlock PartiesConcertsFestivalsRalliesMarchesStreet ClosingsInformation tables/displays The City of Lancaster’s Facility/Activity Permit Application must be used for the locations listed below. Amenities for each space are listed on the permit application. Binns ParkBrandon ParkBuchanan ParkCrystal ParkMusser ParkPenn Square – Fulton Bank QuadrantPenn Square – Heritage QuadrantReservoir ParkSouth End ParkSixth Ward ParkGeneral Street Closings The City of Lancaster’s Park Pavilion Permit Application may be used for solely renting the pavilions at the locations below: Buchanan ParkReservoir ParkSixth Ward ParkSouth End Park Other Resources Event Guidelines and Policies Street Closure Guidelines Map of Penn Square – Heritage Quadrant In addition to the Permit Application, you may need to file other applications with various City Departments depending on the event. Below are additional permit applications for download and use in conjunction with the Facility/Activity Permit Application. Traffic Control Permit Application Noise Variance Application Long’s Park Reservations. For those who are interested in renting a pavilion or areas at Long’s Park please contact the City of Lancaster Bureau of Operations at 717-291-4835. Roberto Clemente Park. Rentals go through Facilities at King Elementary. Contact Linda Kerns at 717-291-6106 ext. 81501. County Parks Information. Please call the Lancaster County Parks & Recreation Department at 717-299-8215.