Special events explained
These events are activities, such as sporting events, weddings, organized group outings which fall under the category of privileges. Specifically at the Flagstaff Area Monuments, organized groups exceeding 60 people and/or 20 vehicles (e.g. car enthusiast groups or archeological and geologic societies) may require a special use permit and should inquire with the special use coordinator. For First Amendment activities click here.
The following guidelines are established by the National Park Service Management Policies 2006 as they relate to special event activities within this unit of the National Park Service.
A special event is a short term activity that takes place in a park area that:
- Provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization rather than the public at large.
- Requires written authorization and some degree of management from the NPS to protect park resources and the public interest.
- Is not prohibited by law or regulation.
- Is not initiated, sponsored, or conducted by the NPS.
Special use permits may be denied if, in the Superintendent's opinion, the event will:
- Present a clear and present danger to public health or safety.
- Cause injury or damage to park resources.
- Be contrary to the purposes for which the park was established, or unreasonably impair the atmosphere of peace and tranquility maintained within the park.
- Conflict with public use and visitor experiences fundamental to the park's mission and purpose.
- Place unreasonable burden on park staff for monitoring or preparation.
- Unreasonably interfere with the interpretive programs, visitor services, or other NPS activities or projects.