Events in Parks
Many of Haringey’s parks are award winning, and are perfect for hosting an array of eventss. We want our parks to be vibrant and diverse places, providing entertainment and activities for all our communities.
Before making an application to hire a park for your event, please read the following information on this page and if you have any questions, contact the Parks Events Team using the contact details found at the bottom of this page.
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How to apply
Please read the Outdoor Events Policy found on this page. This guides how we manage the hire applications and what kind of events we would like to see take place.
A number of documents including an event safety management plan, event safety checklist, risk assessment, site plan, a completed indemnity form and public liability insurance with a minimum cover of 5 million pounds are required for all events proposed in parks. Templates for these documents can be found on this page.
Before completing an application, please check with the Events Team that the park is available on the dates that you would like to use it.
Once you have submitted your application, we will assess your request and documents. If the proposed event meets our initial requirements, we will share the application details with ‘recognised park stakeholders’ for their comments, before a decision is made. Stakeholders include:
- Friends groups
- statutory bodies including:
- licensing team
- highways team
- fire authority
For most events the final decision lies with council officers.
Large or long events
For some larger or longer events, permission may need to be given by the Cabinet Member before giving an in-principle agreement.
These include where the event:
- attendance is over 10,000
- lasts for more than 7 days
- lasts more than 2 days with 5,000 or more in attendance
- organiser occupies a site for more than 14 days including setup and take down
Applications for these types of events can take longer than smaller ones. More details on timeframes can be found below.
You can hold a very small event in a park (for under 100 people) free of any charge - there is no application fee or park hire charge, although an application must be made and prior permission to use the park must be given.
Applications for all other park events are subject to a non-refundable application fee that will be charged whether your event goes ahead or not. The price of the application fee varies depending on the size of your event.These, and all other charges, are detailed in the Fees and Charges document on this page.
All applications must be received within the times stipulated below to allow sufficient time for the application process to be completed.
• A very small park event for up to 100 people; a small park event for up to 500 people – minimum of 6 weeks before the event
• A medium park event for up to 2,000 people - minimum of 3 months before the event
• A large park event for up to 10,000 people - minimum of 6 months before the event
• A major park event with more than 10,000 people - minimum of 9 months before the event
Making an application
When you are ready to make an application, you will first need to register your details on this site to set up an account. The next time you visit you can simply login and the system will remember your details and those of the applications. You can check the details of your application anytime and save the application without submitting it.
Submitting an application does not mean that you have booked the space. Your application will be assessed for its suitability of the site, time, date etc and will go through a set process before a decision is made. We will then advise you in writing if your application has been accepted.
Application Document Templates:
Event Management Plan Template
Event Risk Assessment Template
Event Safety Checklist
You may be able to apply for financial help with organising your event, especially if it benefits the community. To find out more about the People Need Parks: Funding Opportunities, please visit People Need Parks: Funding Opportunities | Haringey Council )
For enquiries related to park events, or to check availability, please email email@example.com
If you having difficulty completing an application, please contact Apply4 on 0203 904 4547 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org