Reserving a park shelter is free at the City of Douglas. However, if you are having liquor at your event, or the event qualifies as a "Special Event", there are required fees and additional applications and permits.
The City requires an Open Container Permit
, a Catering Permit
, or a Malt Beverage Permit
at least one week in advance in order to allow time for processing. No liquor can be consumed, sold, or distributed on public property without a permit. The permit fee is $25.00 per day and require a refundable $100.00 deposit to be submitted at the time application is made.
For Special Events, the City requires the application
to be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to your event. The application fee is $25.00 and a deposit may be required depending upon the type of event. Multiple days can be included on one application. Examples of Special Events in Douglas include First Thursdays, Jackalope Days, Converse County Bank's Hot Night in the Park, Farmer's Market, and others. However, smaller events may require a Special Event permit as well. Please contact Karen Rimmer, City Clerk, at 307-358-3462 to help you determine if a permit is necessary.