Planning a Park Event? Don’t Forget the Permit

Thanks to Charleston’s mild winters and beautiful spring and fall seasons, parks are perfect spots for outdoor events, including family reunions, weddings or birthday parties. But you just can’t plan to have everyone show up in White Point Gardens for your Charleston wedding without going through some red tape.

If you’re thinking of planning an event in a city park, keep in mind that the city of Charleston requires a permit and has some other restrictions on using parks for events. These include:
– A permit is required for any organized event at any city park or field. Permit applications must be turned in at least 10 businesses days before the event (complex events require 30 days). Permits are subject to approval.
– If you’re planning an event that requires blocking the street, you’ll need additional permits from the traffic and transportation, and police departments.
– Permit fees vary based on the complexity of the event.
– Events at White Point Gardens on The Battery and Waterfront Park are limited to 25 people.

For more information about planning an event in a city park, visit the city’s website or contact permit initiators Bernadette Brown at 843-724-7470 or Delores Bethune at 843-724-7327.

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