Groups Requiring a Permit

Regardless of the size of your group, if you wish to have exclusive use of a portion of the park other than the picnic shelter, or if you will be engaging the general public with privately-sponsored activities, or if you are organizing an event which will impact or restrict the general public’s enjoyment normal park activities, then a permit will be needed. If you have more than 50 people in attendance for any activity, including within the picnic shelter, an approved permit is required. Please note: permit applications must be received a minimum of 30 days in advance of the date of a group event. Any events promoted to the public prior to receiving an approved permit will be declined.

Getting a permit is easy, and we are committed to assisting you in the process. Our Park Manager will work with you personally to accommodate your event if it is feasible within our policies to do so. You can begin the permit process by contacting us, printing off the form and delivering it in person or sending it to tim@arcofappalachia.org or by providing the basic information on the form below.

If you have a complex or large event, it may be advantageous for you to become familiar with our special event permit policies and our park regulations before applying, and to begin the permit process well in advance of your event. 

Cost of a Permit

There is no cost to obtain a permit for your group, but if substantial park costs such as clean-up, utilities, or security are anticipated to support an activity, a deposit or usage fee may be required, which would be agreed upon up front.

Apply for a Permit