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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 Coordinator 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 our Special Event Coordinator will review and contact you to discuss further.

Depending on what you have planned for your event you may need to complete additional forms, which will be provided within the application form.

If you're unable to complete these additional forms during the process, they can be provided to the City of Marion after submission of your application.

General Conditions for Special Event Permit Applications

FAQs

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.

Do I need permission to hold an event in any park in the City of Marion?

All parks within the City of Marion are a shared space for the public to use, permission is required if you intend to use the park for any of the following:

- a large public event/activity

- bringing or hiring any additional infrastructure that's not already at the park e.g. staging, fencing, marquees (larger than 3m x 3m), bouncy castles, portable toilets, etc.

- providing or hiring professional catering e.g. a food/coffee truck/van

- requiring vehicle access to the park

- requiring adjoining roads to be closed for your event/activity

- signage or banners to promote and/or identify your event/activity

- hiring entertainment e.g. petting zoo, face painting, etc.

- filming (professional) e.g. TV show, etc.

Note this is not an exhaustive list, please complete the Special Event Permit Enquiry Form if you are unsure or have further questions.

Can I put up a marquee for my event?

Yes, there are parks within the City of Marion that are suitable for a marquee without approval (weighted and no larger than 3m x 3m).

Any marquee larger than 3m x 3m will require you to complete a Special Event Permit Application Form detailing where, when and what you would like to include in your event.

Can I hold a wedding in a park or reserve?

Yes, weddings can be held at City of Marion parks a Special Event Permit Application Form is required to be completed.

Can I book a space in a park for exclusive use?

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.