A special park use is defined as an activity that takes place in a park area and provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large and that requires some degree of management from the National Park Service to protect park resources and public interest. The National Park Service may authorize a special park use permit providing the activity will not cause derogation of the park's resources or values, visitor experiences, or the purpose for which the park was established.
The completion and submission of a SUP application and the processing fee ($50.00) does not guarantee a permit will be authorized. Any permit request received less than 30 days in advance will be processed as quickly as possible but may not be issued because of time constraints.
Activities that Require a Permit
Special Use Permits
Special Park Use Permits (SUP) are required for short-term activities that takes place in the park and provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large; written authorization is required and some degree of management control from the NPS to protect park resources and the public interest; and are not prohibited by law or regulation.
Events that need a SUP
- Athletic Events
- Public Spectator Attraction
- First Amendment (for groups of 26 or greater)
- Public Assemblies
For further information, please contact the Permit Coordinator Julia Treu-Fowler at 787-729-6777 ext 232 or via email.
Special Use Permit Forms
Below you will find the instructions and forms to start the Special Use Permit process.
In addition to the permit application charge, the park is authorized to recover and retain all costs associated with monitoring and managing special park use permits and a location fee except for First Amendment events.