Special Event Fees

The following is a summary of the typical basic fees for special events. Please complete a Special Event Application and we will assist you in determining total fees.

Venue Fees

Other Sites: $1.23/person times venue capacity

* To be eligible for nonprofit fee, entity sponsoring and running event must be a not for profit.
** Minimum fee for event involving amplified sound is $670
***Community focused, no financial benefits to organizers
****No new special events. Returning community events only.

Amplified Sound Fees and Procedures

The minimum venue fee for any event involving amplified sound is $670

Amplified sound fee is $80 for non profit and $575 for commercial event

Amplified sound may also include costs of Park Patrol to monitor sound level depending on venue

Special additional application required:
Amplified Sound Application

Other Fees

Impact Fees

  • Race Fees in Park: $1.39 per runner
  • Walk Fees in Park: $0.70 per walker
  • Ground Regeneration Fees: Depends on location and number of participant

Events Requiring Road Closures in Park

  • $1.39 per participant plus cost of Park Patrol to assist with road closure
  • Requires outreach to neighbors and coordination with MUNI, SFPD and DPT also required

Concession Fees

  • 5% of any concession sales

Staff Reimbursement – This can include a variety of different staff:

  • Park Patrol to monitor event activities
  • Gardener Supervisors to review set up of site, to inspect site after the event and to make any necessary repairs
  • Custodial to provide additional janitorial service during the event and for post event clean up.

Gated Event: 25% of ticket sales

Amateur Events – no admission charge: Weekdays – $215; Weekends $285 (non-holiday)