Booking parks

Overview

Parks and Countryside sites host hundreds of events and activities every year including:

  • Community galas and festivals
  • Bonfires
  • Farmers markets
  • Popular and classical music concerts like ‘Party in the Park’ and ‘Opera in the Park’
  • Sponsored walks
  • Cultural events such as the Leeds Caribbean carnival and Reggae concert in Potternewton Park and the Asian Mela in Roundhay Park
  • Fun fairs and circuses
  • Regular fitness classes

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Booking a park

If you would like to book a park for an activity which may disrupt normal use of the site, you will need to contact the Bookings and Licensing team no later than 8 weeks before the event takes place.

If the site is available on the day you have requested, you will need to fill in the relevant application form found in the Documents section. All documentation listed in the application form must be provided before the booking will be confirmed.

Detailed guidance about organising and booking an event or activity at a park in Leeds is provided in the Documents section of this page.


Health & Safety

Health and safety is paramount when organising an event on public land. For guidance on how to run your event safely, visit the Health and Safety Executive website​.

Also see the event safety checklist and risk assessment guidelines in the Documents section of this page.​​​​​

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Guidance - event safety checklisthttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Final event safety checklist.pdf147939pdf
Commercial activities application formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Group Application Form.doc1467904doc
How to organise an event on Leeds' parkshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/guidelines.pdf4116854pdf
Parks events bookings feedback formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Parks and countryside events feedback form.doc1277952doc
Parks and Countryside events leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/parks and Countryside events leaflet.pdf3554514pdf
Events risk assessment guidelineshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Risk assessment guidelines.doc2185216doc
Application to film in a parkhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Filming in parks application form_.doc972800doc
Events in Parks application formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Events in Parks application form_.doc1056256doc

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