Special Events Permits

Individuals and organizations wishing to hold an event in City-owned facilities or on public rights-of-way shall obtain a Special Event Permit from the City Manager's Office or Recreation Services, depending on the size or type of event. Review of the Special Event Permit application (see below) by City staff and/or the City Council ensures the event will be held safely with minimum disruption to the surrounding community; and that the cost of the event is borne by its sponsors. 
 

Permitted Use of Parks, Beaches:  The lists below of permitted uses of the parks and beaches are provided to inform the public about which groups have obtained a permit. Organized groups of 25 or more are required to have a permit to use city parks and beaches. Permitting helps the City plan for staffing, provide a safer environment and partly control when events occur.  It also provides assurance to a user that they have permission to use the particular location. To report a large unpermitted group, contact the police at (619) 522-7350.

 

  • The following groups have been approved, by the San Diego Unified Port District, to use Tidelands Park for commercial activity or special events:

 

Group

Activity

Windstar Adventures

SUP Boarding (Monday – Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Family Kayak

Kayak rides (Ongoing on Weekends)

REI

Paddleboarding (Ongoing on Weekends)

Stoked Yogi

Outdoor Activities (Ongoing on Weekends)

 

  • The following are special events permits issued for beach and park events scheduled to be held from Saturday August 29, through Friday, September 4.

 

Event

Location

Date

Loading Zone Permits Issued

Wedding

Centennial Park

August 29

None

Relay for Life

Glorietta Bay Park

August 29

None

Birthday Party

Spreckels Park

August 29

None

 
  • The following groups have been approved, by the San Diego Unified Port District, to use Tidelands Park for commercial activity or special events:

 

Group

Activity

Windstar Adventures

SUP Boarding (Monday – Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Family Kayak

Kayak rides (Ongoing on Weekends)

REI

Paddleboarding (Ongoing on Weekends)

Stoked Yogi

Outdoor Activities (Ongoing on Weekends)

 

  • The following are special events permits issued for beach and park events scheduled to be held from Saturday August 22 through Friday, August 28.

 

Event

Location

Date

Loading Zone Permits Issued

Wedding

Centennial Park

August 22

None

Bar Mitzvah

North Beach

August 22

None

Birthday Party

Spreckels Park

August 22

None

Company Picnic

Tidelands Park

August 22

None

Wedding

North Beach

August 23

None

 
 

Tidelands Park Approved Commercial Activity:  The following groups have been approved to use Tidelands Park for commercial activity:

 

Special Events Permits:  The following are permits issued for beach and park events scheduled to be held from Saturday, August 15, through Friday, August 21.

  

A special event is any scheduled or planned non-emergency event occurring within the City of Coronado which can reasonably be expected to require increased or modified emergency or non-emergency services or support by the City government and/or personnel. 

 

Special Event Permits Issued by Recreation Services:
  
All organized use of City park facilities, use specific to a particular time or location in a park or beach, use by a group of more than 25 people, or use including a "Jump House" or other activity center requires a use permit. Groups of larger than 100 persons require special consideration for locations other than the beach venues.

The Recreation Services Department should be contacted for further information and an application.

Special Events Requiring Approval by City Manager and/or City Council:

All Major Events require prior approval by the City Council. A Major Event is defined as an activity which entails in excess of 2,000 participants and/or spectators and which significantly affects City personnel, resources, services, facilities, traffic circulation, or impacts the community and/or its citizens. It is recommended that a general application (letter of intent) be filed with the City at least one (1) year in advance for major events. Per City codes, no more than eight (8) Major Events are permitted in any calendar year. However, any major special events in excess of eight during any calendar year may be considered by the City Council on a case-by-case basis. A detailed application and liability waiver must be submitted to the City Manager no less than sixty (60) days prior to the event.

All Moderate Events require prior approval by the City Council. A Moderate Event is defined as an activity which entails up to 2,000 participants and/or spectators and which significantly affects City personnel, resources, services, facilities, traffic circulation, or impacts the community and/or its citizens. A letter of intent or general application shall be filed with the City Manager at least six (6) months prior to the scheduled event. A detailed application and liability waiver for Moderate Events must be submitted to the City Manager no less than thirty (30) days prior to the event.

All Minor Events require prior approval by the City Manager or designee. A Minor Event is defined as any activity for a small and/or specialized group that does not add special burden on City personnel, resources, services, facilities, traffic circulation or impact the community and/or its citizens. A detailed application and liability waiver for Minor Events must be submitted to the Recreation Department or City Manager's Department no less than thirty (30) days prior to the event.





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