Permits

The Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums provides a wide array of recreational opportunities, some of which require permits:
  • Picnic areas may be reserved by obtaining a permit directly through the park. Reservations begin on the first Monday in February each year. View for a listing of parks.
  • Athletic fields can only be obtained by putting your request in writing via email or mail to:

    Commissioner Brian Nugent
    Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums
    Attn: Brian Nugent  (for field reservations)
    Eisenhower Park Administration Building
    East Meadow, NY 11554
In addition, you may send permit requests and other information by fax to 516-572-0236. Please note that field permits require a minimum two weeks notice.

Permit Requirements 
You must include the name of your organization or group; the nature of the event; the park requested; the date and time; the expected number of participants; and a contact person with phone and fax numbers and, if possible, an email address.

View a full listing of the informational requirements special event permits.

Please note that field permits require a minimum two weeks notice.

Please note that reservations cannot be taken by phone. For picnic permits, please call individual active parks.

Additional Permit Information