Thank you for your interest in hosting your event at Yards Park!
Special Event Application Process:
There are two steps in the application process.
1. Review and sign the Yards Park event guidelines document below that state the rules for special events in the park. This will help you determine if your special event is the right fit for Yards Park. Return signed copy with the event application.
2. Fill out the Event Application and submit to Lacy Wilhoit. There are two versions of the event application, one for General Inquires and one for Weddings. The Yards Park will provide a rental rate after reviewing and approving your event application.
Wedding Ceremony/Reception Application **Please note that for wedding inquiries Friday through Sunday you must do the ceremony and reception (or reception only.) We will not allow just a ceremony to take place due to the high demand of park space on the weekends.
If you are inquiring about a small event or child’s birthday party in which no vendors are being utilized and no alcohol is being served, it is not necessary to fill out an application. You will have access to areas around the canal, waterfall and surrounding green space on a first come, first serve basis. We will no longer be posting birthday parties on our events calendar because there is no reservation process. Please check the Events Calendar to see if there is a private event being held by a larger group so you can make your plans accordingly. If you have any questions in regards to the new policy, please contact Bonnie Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 465-7093.