Event Planning & Permits


The City of Ridgefield has a designated process for planning special events, reserving parks, using special equipment in parks, and hanging street banners.

Special Event Permits

Special Event Permits must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of your event. To learn more about the process and if a Special Event Permit is required for your event, click here. While there is no fee for submitting a Special Event Permit Application, there may be fees associated with the permit if City Personnel or Services are required.

Examples of events requiring a Special Event Permit include block parties, festivals, parades, fun runs, etc. For questions about Special Event Permits, contact Ireland Coleman at 360-857-5019.

Special Event Permits Require a Site Map (PDF).

Park Reservations

Reserve a park for your event online. Through the online portal you will be able to view availability, rates, submit a reservation request, and pay for your park rental. Abrams and Overlook Parks are the only parks that may be reserved, all other parks are first-come, first-serve. A refundable deposit and park rental fees are due at the time of reservation. View the Park Rental Fee Schedule (PDF).

Parks may be reserved for the current calendar year. Bennett Hall at Abrams Park is winterized and unavailable for reservations November 1st to March 1st. The following parks may be reserved (full descriptions and images are available on the online portal):

  • Abrams Park - Entire Park: Bennett Hall, Kitchen, Adjacent Grassy Area, and Parking
  • Abrams Park Sport Fields:
    • Baseball Field
    • Field - Practice 1
    • Field - Practice 2
    • Field - Practice 3
    • Softball Field
    • T-Ball Field
  • Abrams Park: Bennett Hall, Kitchen, and Plaza Only
  • Overlook Park: Stage, Plaza, and Upper Grassy Areas

Please Review the Park Use Rules and Regulations (PDF) closely prior to submitting a reservation request.

All rentals submitted through Cogran are considered requests until confirmed by the City of Ridgefield. Every effort will be made to approve requests, but the submittal of an online request should not be considered a guarantee of reservation until confirmed.

For questions about Park Rentals, email Ireland Coleman or call 360-857-5019.