Field and Court Permit Requests
New York City's parks host thousands of sporting events every year. In order to reserve an NYC Parks athletic field or court, organized leagues or individuals must request a permit. Apply online now using our Field and Court Requests system.
Requesting a Field or Court
Before you apply, visit our Requesting a Field or Court Permit page if you have any questions about whether you need a permit and what kind of permit you need. Also, you can find out when the request period opens up for each upcoming athletic field season.
Requirements for Youth Baseball and Youth Softball
The City of New York requires that all youth baseball and youth softball leagues playing on ballfields in City parks must have an AED device and a trained responder made available at every league game and practice. Youth baseball and youth softball leagues found to be in violation of this practice will be subject to warnings, fines, and denials of future permits.
NYC Parks will provide AEDs and training to league officials. If you have already been given an AED unit, you must recertify your user agreement in advance of the upcoming youth baseball season. If you have any questions and or concerns about this new policy, please email youthbaseballAED@parks.nyc.gov.
Permit Applications Update
As of December 4, 2020, we are resuming the review and issuance of permits for the 2020/21 winter season. Please contact your borough permit liaison to have your pending permit reviewed. We are currently accepting new and returning athletic permit applications for spring and summer 2021. Please keep in mind that all renewal requests for spring and summer 2021 must be submitted by January 15, 2021.
Apply Online Now
If you have used our online system before, please log in now using your existing account.
If this is your first time applying for a permit, please create a new account.
If you have already created an account with our special events system, or with certain other citywide permitting systems, you can sign in with that account.
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Help and Contact Information
If you’re looking for help with your permit request or you want contact information for any of our borough sports permit offices, please visit our Help For Field and Court Permit Requests page, which will guide you through the process of requesting a field and court permit.
Browse Our Field and Court Map
Find out which athletic fields have been permitted and see what’s available for the current season.
If you suspect that a field or court is being mis-used, or that a permit is being regularly unused, please visit 311 to report a violation of park rules. You can select “Obstructing Public Use” from the Details section, and then “Court/Field/Rink” from the additional details section.
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