Apply for a Commercial Use Permit

Update Summer 2021:  A new pilot program allows permitting for additional recreational categories including pop-up picnics and laser tag.  Please review FAQ for more information.  

Commercial activity in a City of Seattle parks requires a permit or contract.  

Who needs a Commercial Use Permit?

If you are an individual, group, or organization and you conduct organized recreational activities on city parkland, you are required to obtain a park permit. 

  • Fitness classes (including, but not limited to boot camps yoga, running classes, parkour)
  • Recreational activities (marine education, photography classes, organized school activities such as recess or PE, laser tag or pop-up picnics etc.)
  • Nature education including wilderness training classes

Permits are issued for commercial activity that aligns with Seattle Parks and Recreation's mission to promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities.

How do I submit an application?

Use this application to apply for a permit. Please review the FAQ and all rules and requirements before submitting your application.   

Commercial Use Permit Application (download PDF) 

Complete an online application for a Commercial Use Permit 

Commercial Use Permit FAQ

Insurance Requirements