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Playfield tournament, day camps and weekday bookings prior to 6 p.m.

A tournament application must be submitted if your event includes/requires approval for:

  • Tournaments
  • Day camps
  • Weekday booking requests prior to 6 p.m.
  • BBQ’s (propane only)
  • Food sales/service (permit required and must be provided to the City of Calgary)
  • Erecting structures (tent, bouncy castle, pergola, etc.)
  • Generators
  • Amplification (PA system, music, microphone, speakers, etc.)
  • Portisans (portable toilet)

Tournament, day camp and weekday booking requests prior to 6 p.m. must be made by submitting a playfield application form. Complete the application form a minimum of 30 days prior to your planned event. Upon approval you will be sent a permit.

Tournament or day camp applicants will be contacted for payment of a $26.25 non-refundable tournament or day camp administration fee. Your application will be sent to the appropriate Parks area office(s) for review when this fee is paid.

The balance is due 30 days prior to the first booking date on the permit. The balance is due immediately if your booking is within 30 days. The application will be reviewed by Parks, which will provide specific permissions for use of industrial BBQ's, tents, etc. This process can take up to four weeks.

Anyone organizing a tournament with alcohol or tents exceeding a combined area of 600 sq feet must contact Event Services for information and booking at (403) 476-4323 or eventservices@calgary.ca no less than 90 days prior to your planned event. Visit planning a festival or event for more information.

*Special Events (non-sporting events): Any event that is not a regular sporting event and is not serving alcohol (such as community days, carnivals) must refer to booking a park, pathway or greenspace.

Please note:

  • Tournaments do not qualify for automatic renewals.
  • Check the “Booking Schedule” to confirm the due date to submit your special event, tournament and day camp application for priority consideration.
  • Applications are accepted all year round. Although the regular season runs April 15 to Oct. 15, applications are still required for groups planning events or need to book times outside of normal permitted hours and dates, including weekdays (Mon- Fri) between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tournament/day camp applications must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to your planned event to allow for processing and approval.
  • Tournaments must be booked as a tournament and are separate to your regular or renewal booking.
  • Portisan (portable toilet) rentals are highly recommended. Please call 311 to approve portisan placement. Portisans are the responsibility of the booking group to arrange separately.
  • For maintenance requests on D&E Playfields, please call 311.
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