Permits

Essex County Park System Permits       

                                              COUNTY OF ESSEX DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS             

                                                 115 CLIFTON AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07104                                                

Submission and payment periods are between 9am to 4pm

Phone Number: (973) 268-3500

APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND QUESTIONS: permits@parks.essexcountynj.org (Completed applications can be mailed, emailed or hand delivered)

PAYMENT INFORMATION: Payments for applications can be submitted by check via: Mail or in person for Cash, Check, Money Order or Credit Card at above address.

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About Permits and Fees

You must fill out and submit an application in order to recieve confirmation on requested dates.

No availability for picnic applications is given over the phone! 

*SUBMIT APPLICATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE*

*APPLICATION PROCESSING MAY TAKE BETWEEN 1 DAY - 2 WEEKS*

*INCOMPLETE OR ILLEGIBLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED*

  • Athletic Field Permit Application (Do not call for availability during the application submission period. You will find the submission application dates on the Athletic Field Application)
  • Kip's Castle Permit Application (For inquiries regarding Kip's Castle contact Lisa Payne at 973-733-7469 or via email at Lpayne@parks.essexcountynj.org)
  • Picnic Permit Application (Essex County only allows for Cookouts/Barbeques at the locations on the PICNIC APPLICATION ALL OTHER LOCATIONS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE UNDER 25 PEOPLE WITH NO LARGE SETUP

All Community Center Applications for Essex County