Whether you’re planning a reception, festival, corporate picnic, or fund-raising event, The Yards Park is a perfect place to host your next event! Our unique riverfront park offers a variety of spaces for rent, from the quiet River Street Gardens to the expansive boardwalk.
For more information on holding an event, please read our Yards Park Event Planning Guide.
In order to determine if your event is a fit for Yards Park, we require that you complete our Online Event Inquiry Form with enough time for review. For large-scale events, we recommend three to six months prior to your preferred event date. Proposals for smaller events may be considered with one to two months of lead time. Please refer to the Yards Park Event Planning Guide for more detailed information, including spaces available for rental and rules & requirements for events. No estimates will be given until a complete Online Event Inquiry Form has been received.
Per Park Rules, gatherings of 25 or fewer people lasting less than 2 hours that do not include alcohol, commercial vendors (on-site catering, hired entertainment e.g. moon bounce, performers, etc.), or amplified noise can be held without permission on a first-come, first-served basis, with the understand that the park will be left as or better than it was found. Please check the Yards Park & Canal Park event calendars to ensure that no private events are taking place, as they will have priority. Any violation of these conditions may result in fines, and staff and/or security in Yards Park and/or Canal Park are authorized to intervene at any time to ensure that conditions are being followed. Any events that exceed these conditions require a formal rental contract (see below).