Rental policies, rules and hours of operation.

Audubon Park Shelters are available for rental from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Events may not start after 5:00 p.m.
*Please note there is no lighting in Audubon Park after sundown*

There is a $75 permit fee for any gathering in Audubon Park or the Riverview for parties (with any form of structure to be set up (i.e. chairs, table, arch, tent, inflatable, etc) of 25 or more guests.

There is a $150 permit fee for any gathering at the Tree of Life (with any form of structure to be set up (i.e. chairs, table, arch, tent, inflatable, etc) of 25 or more guests.

*It is strongly suggested that reservations be submitted at least one month prior to the event date. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out the form below.


Permit Information


  • Permits are required to:
  • Host an event/gathering that will have any form of structure
  • Permits are required to host an event at the Tree of Life
  • The Tree of Life will not be booked for more than one group in a time slot.
  • i.e. Chairs, tables, tents, etc.
  • Host an event/gathering that will have an inflatable
  • Please note that insurance is required
  • Host an event/gathering that will BBQ or boil
  • Host an event/gathering that will have more than 25 individuals
  • Permits do NOT include the shelters within Audubon Park.
  • At this time, Audubon Shelters are not being authorized or offered for rent.
  • Permits are scheduled on a first come/first serve basis. We cannot hold a date/time
  • Permits must be scheduled at least one (1) month in advance of the date desired
  • Events may be booked one (1) year in advance
  • A permit does NOT reserve the space but is used as authorization to be on grounds to host your event. Spaces within the Park are first come/first serve day of event


  • Audubon offers three (3) permits:
  • Permit 1: $75 for groups under 100 individuals
  • Permit 2: $150 for groups over 100 individuals
  • A Tree of Life permit is $150 regardless of the size of group or duration of the event
  • Payment is due in full upon booking
  • The permits are attached to this email
  • Permits are accepted via email only, unless an appointment is previously scheduled with our office
  • Payment is accepted via Credit Card only.


  • The attached permits cover any open, green space in Audubon Park/Riverview
  • This excludes North Oak Alley, the Newman Bandstand, all Shelters, the Tree of Life
  • We ask for a location within the park upon submitting the permit


  • Amplified sound is NOT permitted anywhere in Audubon Park or Riverview. This includes for any group hired to preform music or DJs
  • Personal speakers are permitted if they are hand-held size
  • Please note that there are locations within Audubon Park that are directly across from family homes, we ask that our Audubon neighbors are respected.


  • Tents are permitted, but we ask that they are not staked into the ground.
  • Inflatables are permitted with proof of submitted insurance by the providing company
  • Inflatables may not be staked, sandbags only
  • Water inflatables are NOT permitted


  • Groups are responsible for bringing their own trash bags and bagging all trash at the end of their event.

Food Trucks/ Catering:

  • Food trucks are permitted if they are paid for in full off Audubon grounds
  • Catering is allowed

Water/Electricity Access:

  • Audubon does NOT provide water or electricity access anywhere on Audubon grounds. However, we do have a water station on the Riverview.


  • Solicitation is not permitted on Audubon grounds.
  • This includes the transaction of goods/services. No group/individual may exchange currency while on grounds.


  • Parking is limited. We recommend visiting the space desired prior to your event
  • We do not provide parking for large vehicles, including buses or food trucks
  • Parking in the grass or unpaved space is prohibited
  • Restrooms are located at each shelter within Audubon Park and at two (2) locations on the Riverview

Liability/Permit Violations:

  • The purchaser of the permit will be held to all rules and regulations.
  • All damage, destruction, littering, and defacement of the natural state of the property can result in a fine up to $500.00