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Business Use of a Park

Business Use of a Park, Picnic Area or Facility

Parks and recreation facilities provide people with places to connect to the natural environment and to recreate. With that understood, at times there are opportunities for businesses to use District properties that enhance the user experience or fulfill a community need.

Business operations include, but are not limited to: sale, rental or promotion of merchandise or service; the provision of a paid service or program. Such examples could be:

  • Fitness class
  • Skills clinics
  • Personal sports coach
  • Arts and crafts class
  • Commercial film shoot
  • Park concessionaire
  • Business reception
  • Product demonstrations
  • Food booth at an event


Get Started: Business Park Rental Instructions

In order for a business to operate in or on District property, a business must request permission from the District and be properly permitted for the activity.

Insurance Requirement : To protect public assets, MSRPD requires all businesses operating on District property to provide general liability insurance naming Mount Shasta Recreation and Parks District as additionally insured. Liability insurance is for $2 million per occurrence and occasionally higher based upon the risk potential of the activity. Insurance is due within 30 days of an event.

Please follow the steps below to get started.

1. Review the criteria under which a business may operate on District property. A business, with a valid business license, may operate on District property under the following scenarios:

  • a. The business is contracted with the District to provide a special service 
  • b. The business operation is approved through a lease agreement.
  • c. The business has reserved a District facility or park to provide a one-time service or activity to invited guests.
  • d. The business wishes to operate a scheduled or programmed activity to invited guests (recreation program, camp, fitness, instructional class).

2. Review the criteria that the District will use to make a decision on approval. Requests for reserved or permitted park use, whether commercial, not-for-profit or private will be based on the following criteria:

  • a. The proposed activity does not conflict with other public park uses, impede care and maintenance of the park, detract from general park visitor use or enjoyment or directly compete with a District operated or contracted program.
  • b. District rules, regulations and processes have been abided to in the past.
  • c. There are no outstanding fees or charges.

3. Complete and submit this Use Request Form:

To request a MSRPD facility for business use, please complete this form and a MSRPD staff member will contact you within 5 business days. 



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