Get up to speed on hosting special events or projects at Metro’s regional parks, natural areas and cemeteries.
Questions? Contact Metro at email@example.com or 503-665-4995.
Are you hoping to film a movie, lead a class or host a sporting event at a Metro-managed property? Then you probably need a special use permit. These contractual agreements give you permission to use one of Metro’s regional parks, natural areas or historic cemeteries for a special activity – and help ensure a safe and successful event.
What events require a special use permit?
Applying costs $40 for a standard permit or $75 for a more complex event that requires a site plan. Usage fees for the actual permit range from nothing at all for a small educational group to $850 for an event attracting 1,000 people. Some events will require extra fees for alcohol permits, catering or Metro staff presence. Read the guide for details.
To avoid extra fees, submit your application and fee at least 30 days before your event. Applications submitted less than 10 working days from the event date generally will not be accepted.
Read the special use guide.Download the guide
A special use permit is not needed for group picnic reservations at Metro’s regional parks. If you would like a list of properties most suited for special use, contact Susan Lowe at 503-665-4995 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.