Temporary Use of Neutral Ground Permit

A Temporary Use permit is required to use the City of New Orleans neutral ground for any purpose for any period of time. Depending on the details of your event, you may need special event or other permits to comply with the building, electrical, and mechanical codes of the City. 


Fees vary depending on the nature of the event, please contact the City of New Orleans Parks and Parkways for more information - (504) 658-3201. Major event fees include:

  • A non-refundable $50.00 processing deposit is required before space for event is reserved
  • Usage fee and refundable Litter/Damage deposit due
    • immediately upon booking if there is less than 30 days before the event
    • 30 days after confirmation of booking
  • Overtime Fees, start at:  $50.00/hour

Required documents/steps

  • Please review the Parks and Greenspace Rental Process guidelines 
  • Create a reservation for the space by:
  • Fill out booking form for requested park:
    • General Booking, if applicable
    • Payment of fees is required within 14 days of reservation
    • Liability Insurance Certificate with City of New Orleans as holder of the certificate is required for Contracts are required for all events Copies of all related permits must be received before final approval is granted

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