Event Rentals

The Morris County Park Commission Public Meeting will be streamed live and public comments may be emailed to publicmeeting@morrisparks.net. click here to access the live stream hosted on YouTube Live. September 28th, 5:00 PM.  (view agenda)

The Morris County Park Commission Public Meeting will be streamed live and public comments may be emailed to publicmeeting@morrisparks.net. click here to access the live stream hosted on YouTube Live. September 28th, 5:00 PM.  (view agenda)

Event Rentals

Are you considering hosting an event in a County Park or at one of our facilities? Review the information provided below.

Event Application

WHEN TO APPLY

Use the following criteria to determine if you should complete the Event Application.
(Examples: Festivals, Resource Fairs, Tournaments, Showcases, Races, Walks, etc.)

  • Expected Attendance of at least 250 persons at any one time
  • Anticipated road crossings or road closures (walks, races, pedestrian crossings)
  • Access needed to multiple areas of the park/facility
  • Significant park/facility or community impact
  • Intent to use a park/facility for something other than its intended purpose

APPLICATION PROCESS

The process starts when the event application and a draft of the supporting documents have been submitted.  (Additional documents may be required prior to review.) The completed application and documents will be reviewed. Upon approval MCPC staff will provide assistance to the event organizer to ensure the event meets all requirements. An invoice will be generated to confirm the times, dates and location. Applicants have 30 days to review the invoice and confirm their event with payment.

  • Event Applications are accepted starting on November 1st for the following year. 
         Example: November 1, 2019 applications are accepted for 2020 event requests.
  • Event Applications are due at least 90 days prior to the event.
         NEW events must be reviewed by a Director, the Executive Director and/or the Commission.
  • Completed Applications and the supporting documentation can be sent to events@morrisparks.net.
  • Turf Tournaments/Showcases Applications are accepted starting on September 1st for the following year. More information on Turf Tournaments/Showcases can be found on the Multiuse Artificial Turf Fields page.

INSURANCE

Reference this Insurance Information packet for Events or visit the Insurance Requirements page for brief overview of the general MCPC requirements.

ADDITIONAL PERMITTING

Alcohol

  • It is the responsibility of the Event Organizer to comply with the licensing requirements for the State of NJ, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division or Alcohol Beverage Control.
  • Liquor Liability must be listed on the Certificate of Insurance.

Food Sales

  • Must comply with all state, county and local health and safety requirements.

Tents and/or Cooking Permits

  • Morris County Fire Marshals issue all tent and cooking permits.

Vendors

  • All vendors coming on site will need to complete the Vendor Application and meet the requirements.
  • Vendor application may be waived, for non-food vendors, if Event Organizer is approved for and meets Event Coordinator Insurance Requirements.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions please email events@morrisparks.net.

Morris County Park Commission
Attn: Events
P.O. Box 1295
Morristown, NJ 07960