Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits
Advanced permission is required if your rental/event will include any of the following:
  • Expected attendance over 200
  • Inflatables or amusement rides / games
  • Music or amplified sound
  • Use of a caterer or entertainer
  • Use of a oversized grill or catering/food truck
  • Use of tents larger than 400 sq feet
  • 5K or other organized walk/run
  • Additional amenities
Permit             Description Areas Allowed
Full Special Use Permit Packet                                                                                                                                                                    The Special Use Permit Packet outlines the process to apply for special permits associated with activities conducted within the park system. The packet must be completed and submitted to the Parks Office at least 14 days in advance of the park rental.  Various                                                                                                      

Oversized Grill
Catering Truck
Food Truck
Game Truck

This permit is required to use an oversized, trailer-based, barbecue grill, a catering or food truck or a game truck at your park event. These trucks are only allowed with an approved permit in approved park areas.  Landa Park Areas 4, 5, 6, 11, 11A, 16, and Landa Haus, Cypress Bend Park, Fischer Park Hilltop Pavilion, Camp Comal, H-E-B Soccer Complex, Fredericksburg Fields.
Outdoor Music Amplified Sound Permit This permit must be completed if your reservation will include a DJ, loudspeaker or sound-amplifying equipment or any live music. Live music or amplified sound is only allowed with an approved permit in an approved park area. Personal radios, kept at a low volume, are allowed without a permit at all parks except Fischer Park. Landa Park Areas 11, 16 and Dance Slab, Cypress Bend Park Pavilion, Fischer Park Outdoor Amphitheater.
Inflatable Amusement Ride Permit  This permit must be completed if your rental will utilize any kind of inflatable device ex: moon bounce, bouncy castle, bounce house. The device must be rented from an Approved Inflatable Device Vendor. Vendor receipt must be submitted with the permit request. Landa Park Areas 5, 6, 7A, 11,11A,15 and 16, Cypress Bend Park Pavilion

Commercial Photography Permit This permit is required if you are a professional photographer or filming company who are requesting to use a City of New Braunfels public park for commercial purposes. The permit is not required for individual or single family photo shoots, but rather for a commercial operation that will have a daily impact on regular park use (multiple shoots, extensive props, etc.) Various
Ribbon Memorial Permit This permit must be submitted if you or your organization is interested in placement of ribbons and/or memorials within a city park or Main Plaza. Main Plaza, Various
Landa Park Gazebo Wedding Guidelines If you have reserved either of the Landa Park gazebos for a wedding, please download the Landa Park Gazebo Wedding Guidelines.    
Main Plaza Community Gathering Notification This notification must be submitted if you or your organization is interested in hosting public/community gathering on the Main Plaza downtown. Main Plaza