Events, Permits and Rentals

Special Events

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Special Events are all permitted through the City of Buffalo

Please email the Special Events Office for more information and to reserve your date:

Factors that can qualify your event as a Special Event include the following:

  • Amplified music or any sound production,
  • Bounce houses or inflatables,
  • Drawing a large crowd (50+ people),
  • Petting zoo/pony rides,
  • Selling goods or services,
  • Solicitation of any kind,
  • The use of additional City departments (example: Sanitation)

 In addition to this list, the event must be reviewed by the City Parks Commissioner before a permit can be issued. This list is not inclusive and qualifying as a Special Event can vary on a case-by-case basis, as is determined by the Commissioner.

Sports Fields and Leagues

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Sports Fields and Leagues

Sports Fields, leagues and tennis courts are all reserved through the City of Buffalo. Please visit the City of Buffalo sports webpage for more information:

City of Buffalo Website: Sports Permit


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Shelter and Green Space Permits

Shelter and Greenspace reservations are all permitted through the City of Buffalo. Please email the Special Events Office at for more information.

Rental Facilities

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Parkside Lodge Great Room and the Parkside Croquet Courts

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is responsible for the rentals of the Parkside Lodge Great Room and the Parkside Croquet Courts in Delaware Park. Please scroll down for more information on each rental facility. For inquiries, please contact Carly Stockton at (716) 954-0748 or email

Rent: Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park
Rent: Parkside Croquet Courts
Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden in Delaware Park

Japanese Garden bookings are permitted through the Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy.  Please email Carly Stockton at with your booking request.

The Japanese Garden can accommodate up to 40 people. No beverages, food, chairs, or tables are permitted in the garden. The rental is free up to 2 hours, after 2 hours the fee is $75/hour. No amplified music or sound production, and electricity is not provided.

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Marcy Casino & Rose Garden in Delaware Park

Delaware Park’s Marcy Casino and Rose Garden are rented through Magnolia Events, also known as The Terrace at Delaware Park. For more information, please email or visit their website.

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