Permits & Reservations

Ranger John welcoming vistiors to an event

A Special Use Permit allows a short-term activity to take place in a park area. Events of this type require some degree of management from the National Park Service in order to protect park resources and the public interest. The National Park Service may permit a special park use, provided the activity aligns with the national park’s resources and purpose for which the park was established and will not interfere with park operations nor visitor experience.

Before submitting your application, please read the park’s guidelines listed below carefully and download all of the necessary documents.

Special Use Permit Application (10-930)

For assistance with these applications and/or for general information about using the park for a special event, please contact SUP Coordinator by e-mail us

Wedding photo parties of 15 and less do not require a permit. Parties of 15 or more require a permit. Roger Williams National Memorial cannot guarantee exclusivity in either case. Please email the SUP coordinator with your application to schedule a permitted event or with other questions.

Application for Special Use Permit Still Photography (10-932)


Last updated: December 10, 2021

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