Parks & Reserves

Our parks and reserves provide the ideal setting for family gatherings, weddings, fitness classes, sports training and corporate events.

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Check availability

Park hire calendar

Do I need a permit

Type of hire

Infrastructure

Permit required

Small gathering

(eg small family gathering / birthday party)

BYO infrastructure

(eg chairs, tables, umbrellas)

No

Large gathering

(eg large family gathering / birthday party, small community event)

Hired equipment

(eg bouncy castle, marquees, PA system)

Yes

Events

(eg large community event, community markets, wedding, corporate function, festival)

Major hired equipment

(eg amusements / rides, food trucks, toilets, generators, staging)

Yes

 

Short-term hire

Up to 6 months, on a regular basis

(eg fitness classes, sports training, dog obedience classes, community gathering)

Yes

 

 

Long-term hire

More than 6 months, on a regular basis

Yes

Filming and photography

For more information, visit: Film Friendly City

Mobile food vendors

For more information, visit: Mobile Food Vendors

The Council reserves the right to classify the type of hire and negotiate the applicable hire fee.

Hire fees

 Casual reserve hire fees

Type of hire

Fee (incl GST)

 

 

Not-for-profit / Community

Private / Commercial

Gatherings and events

Small gathering

Nil

Nil

Large gathering

$60 / day $120 / day

Event

$240 / day

To be negotiated

Short-term hire

Sports group hire

Nil

$10 / session

Dog obedience hire

Nil

$10 / week

Fitness group hire

Nil

$10 / week

Other

Nil

To be negotiated

Long-term hire

All

To be negotiated

To be negotiated

Note: ‘Community’ Events or Hire must be open to the public at no or minimal charge. ‘Private’ or ‘Commercial’ Events or Hire are not open to the public and may be ticketed / charged.

Payment of the hire fee

Payment of the hire fee upon receipt of an invoice from the Council, and at least 14 days prior to the hire start date (unless otherwise agreed with the Council).

 

Key bond

A $50 refundable key bond will be charged if a key is required to provide access to the park or reserve.

Keys can be picked up from the Norwood Town Hall Customer Service Centre. Payment is required upon collection.

Apply for a permit

To apply for a casual hire permit, complete the application form below and return to the Council at least one month prior to your event / activity start date.


Please read the conditions before signing.


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Applications can be sent by:

 

To check park availability, visit: Parks & Reserves Bookings Calendar

Additional information

When using a Council Park or Reserve under a Casual Hire Permit, please be aware of the following:

General

  • all bookings are subject to availability
  • unless otherwise arranged, the Park / Reserve will remain open to the public at all times
  • all Parks / Reserves are smoke-free areas
  • if you cancel this Permit less than 14 days prior to the Start Date, the full Permit Fee may be forfeited (in the case of event cancellation due to extreme weather, the Council may waive the Permit Fee).

 

Facilities and access

  • public facilities: public facilities (including playgrounds and barbeques) must be shared
  • power: access to power will not be provided, users can bring their own generator
  • vehicle access: unless otherwise arranged with the Council, vehicle access is not permitted
  • emergency services: access to the site for emergency service vehicles must be provided at all times
  • pegging / weighting: due to irrigation systems in our Parks and Reserves, pegging into the ground is not permitted – moveable structures are to be weighted only (ie with sand bags, containers filled with water)
  • waste: all waste (fats, oil & charcoal) must be disposed off-site
  • Dunstone Grove Amphitheatre – the amphitheatre forms part of the St Peters Youth Centre, to hire the amphitheatre, the Youth Centre must also be available for hire on that date. Fees may apply.

 

Notification, licensing and insurance

  • notification of major events: the Permit Holder must notify adjacent residents and emergency services of the Event at least fourteen (14) days prior to the Event (note: the notification letter must be provided to the Council for approval at least one (1) month prior to the Event)
  • public liability insurance: you must provide a copy of your public liability insurance, and that of any third party suppliers (if you don’t have this insurance cover, please let us know)
  • liquor: if you plan to sell or provide liquor at the event, and you will be charging an admission fee, donation or similar, you need to obtain a liquor licence and provide a copy to the Council
  • external food providers: if you plan on having an external food provider (eg food truck, coffee van), the food business must complete our Mobile Food Vendor Application Form.

 For more information about our parks and reserves, and the facilities provided at each, visit: Parks & Playgrounds

 

Running your event

Visit the Event Safety Management series by SafeWork SA, which is aimed at those involved in planning, organising and implementing small to medium sized community events.

Contacts

Enquiry

Contact

Large gatherings and short-term hire

Customer Service Team

175 The Parade
Norwood
(Main entrance off The Parade)

E: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au
T: 08 8366 4555

Events

Events Team

E: events@npsp.sa.gov.au
T: 08 8366 4582

Long-term hire

Manager, Governance, Legal & Property

E: idunning@npsp.sa.gov.au
T: 08 8366 4507