PERMITS

Permits are required to use athletic fields, for events of more than 20 people, and for film and photo shoots. For assistance scouting a location on the Island or questions regarding permits, email us at info@randallsisland.org or call 212-860-1899.

Athletic Field Permits

Athletic field permits for Randall’s Island Park are issued by NYC Parks. Learn about and apply for a permit through NYC Parks. For additional details on the fields, visit our Athletic Fields page.

Film & Photo Shoot Permits

A permit is required for all film, video and photo shoots on Randall’s Island. Please visit NYC Parks’ Guidelines for Film and Photography for more information and to apply for a permit. Many shoots will also require a permit from the Mayor’s Office of Film, Television & Broadcasting, a certificate of insurance, a production fee and other documentation. For more information and to give notice of a shoot, contact us at info@randallsisland.org or 212-860-1899.

Small Events (20-100 attendees)

Events with 20-100 attendees require a special event permit from the NYC Parks. An application and a $25 non-refundable fee must be submitted 21-30 days in advance. Some events require a refundable security bond and a certificate of insurance together with the broker certification form. For more information contact us at info@randallsisland.org or 212-860-1899.

Large Events (100-500 attendees)

Events with 101-500 attendees require a special event permit from NYC Parks and for notice to be provided to RIPA at info@randallsisland.org or 212-860-1899. The NYC Parks’ application and a $25 non-refundable fee must be submitted 21-30 days in advance. Some events require a refundable security bond and a certificate of insurance together with the broker certification form. You will be contacted once your application has been reviewed.

Major Special Events (500+ attendees)

For events such as festivals, concerts, fundraising runs and other major events, a detailed proposal will be required. Such major events require, among other things, a refundable security bond, a certificate of insurance together with the broker certification form, a concession fee, a detailed site plan and other permits from NYC and/or NYS agencies, as required. Major events proposals should be sent to david.salerno@parks.nyc.gov. You will be contacted once your proposal is reviewed.