General Permitting Information

General Permit Information

Alphabetical Index of all City Parks
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Field Permit
  • Field Permit are issued for general recreational activities, organized sports or spontaneous games that meet on a regular basis require a field use permit.
Special Event Permit 
Building Use Permits
  • Building Use Permit any activity that would take place inside a Parks and Recreation Department Building, gymnasium or meeting room.
Picnic Permit 
Application Process:
  • Applications are available beginning February 1 of any year at the Newton Parks and Recreation Office, 124 Vernon Street, Newton, MA 02458, or by calling 617-796-1500 during office hours of 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Applications are not accepted until February 1 for picnic or field permits. Those applications received before February will be processed last.
  • Applications must have the appropriate, Non-Refundable Fee, (non-refundable only if a permit is issued), if no permit is issued, or permit is denied, fees will be returned.
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope accompanying the request must also be enclosed or no action will be taken. Checks should be made payable to the City of Newton.
  • Only Newton Residents may obtain a Picnic or Field permit or Special Use Permit and their signature implies that they take full responsibility for the group they are obtaining a permit for. 
 The Parks and Recreation Department offers fields for general athletic sport use by Newton residents only on a permit basis, weather conditions permitting, first paid first served. Field Permits are divided into three sessions: 

  • Session One: April 1 through Mid-June(Permits issued approx. March 31) 
  • Session Two: Monday after Father's Day through August 19 (Permits issued approximately June 10) 
  • Session Three: First Weekend after Labor Day through November 15 (Permits issued approximately August 31)