Over one million people annually participate in activities permitted by the Parks Department including baseball, cricket, softball, rugby, soccer, and special events.

Application deadlines are February 1 for athletics, March 1 for special events, and 15 business days prior to the event for street blocking permits. The official athletic season begins April 1, weather permitting. First preference for permits is given to Boston youth athletics, followed next by resident adult leagues and then by all others.

Resident adult lighting fees are $25.00 per hour per field. Non-resident adult lighting fees are $50.00 per hour per field. 

How to apply
Applications can be downloaded or requested by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to BPRD Permitting Unit, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118-2600 or calling the Permitting Unit directly at (617) 961-3050.

Forms, Permits & Applications