A Special Use Permit is required for any activity that provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than to the park or the public at large. Many of the events that require permits also require some degree of oversight from National Park Service staff.
First Amendment Activities
A permit is required for any filming or photography done by photojournalists and other members of the media within the boundary of Castle Clinton National Monument.
For more information regarding special use, commercial filming, and/or short term leasing at Castle Clinton National Monument, contact the Special Use Permits Coordinator at (212) 825-6990.
Inquiries can also be made via e-mail to: e-mail us.
Fill out the application, and send it with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to:
Castle Clinton National Monument
Make checks payable to "National Park Service"
Please note! No permit is valid until signed by the Superintendent or authorized federal official.
Did You Know?
Castle Clinton was once the site of the New York Aquarium and housed America’s first captive Beluga Whale.