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Events in parks

The City of Marion has some amazing spaces to choose from for your next outdoor event. We have helped celebrate lots of very important milestones from weddings and concerts to children’s parties and community events. We have hundreds of parks available to have fun outside in the natural environment sharing downtime with family and friends.

Find the right park

To find the park with the facilities you need, use the Explore parks search

Submit an enquiry

Like some help choosing or want to start planning? Submit an enquiry and our Special Event Co-ordinator will contact you to discuss your event and give you the next steps.

Submit an application form

Already have your event planned? Complete an application form and submit to Our Special Event Co-ordinator will review and contact you to discuss further.

Depending on what you have planned for your event, you may need to submit additional forms to support your application. Please complete any relevant additional forms (as listed below) and submit together with your application form.

General Conditions for Special Event Permit Applications


Can I hold an event in any park in the City of Marion?

Yes. All City of Marion parks are available for the public to enjoy.

There are parks that feature facilities such as toilets, BBQs, picnic tables, fenced playgrounds and off-street parking that are more suitable for holding an event. You can search for parks with these facilities within the Explore parks search.

Can I put up a marquee for my event?

Yes, there are parks within the City of Marion that are suitable for a marquee. If you complete an Event permit request form detailing where, when and what you would like to include in your event and the Special Event Co-ordinator will work with you to find a suitable location.

Can I hold a wedding in a park or reserve?

Yes. Weddings require some specific consideration so please complete an ***enquiry form*** as early as possible and our Special Events Co-ordinator will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Which parks are suitable for weddings?

Every park can be used for an event, but the following are often used for weddings due to their setting and facilities:

Which parks are suitable for kids birthday parties?

Every park can be used for an event, but the following are often used due to their facilities:

Can I book a park or reserve?

No. We encourage people to utilise our outdoor environments for special occasions but parks within the City of Marion remain a shared space for the public and cannot be secured or 'fenced off' for exclusive use.