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
Field and court permits are now available for low and moderate risk sports for the spring and summer season (March 17 - August 31, 2021). We are currently reviewing permit requests and issuing permits received during the spring and summer sports application period, which ended January 15, 2021. However, we will continue to accept new permit requests for the spring and summer season, and we will review them in the order that we receive them.
NYC Parks will be issuing athletic permits for low to moderate sports for the upcoming Spring and Summer 2021 season (March 17 – August 31, 2021). The application period for Spring and Summer 2021 ended on January 15, 2021, however, we continue to accept new permit requests and will review them in the order received. Permit requests received during the application period are currently being reviewed and approvals are in process.
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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