Special Event Permit

In general, Special Events are limited to the Group Camp and Group Picnic areas. Due to their size and potential impact to the public, Group Beach Picnic areas are currently not able to have Special Event approval. On rare occasions, events may be approved for the public day use areas at the discretion of the Superintendent; such events tend to be very large in scope, require more than 90 days for arrangement, and are limited to the off season.

In brief: Special Event Applications are required for items including (but not limited to):

  • Amplified music
  • PA systems
  • Bands
  • Disc jockeys
  • Bounce houses
  • Large circus tents (20' x 20' and larger)
  • Outside catering companies / food trucks 
  • Selling items / food
  • Obstacle Courses
  • If fees will be charged of guests

Special Event Fees and Process

Complete packets must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.

Only one event date will be allowed on each permit for business audit purposes.

Applicants need to submit a completed Special Event Permit application, the correct Certificate of General Liability Insurance, and non-refundable $25.00 administrative fee in order to be processed. Only complete packets will be processed.  Events that require exclusive use areas, impact normal park use, involve camping, sporting activities, and tournaments, and competitions will be assessed a rental fee.  Rental fees vary depending on the event size, number of participants, duration, and location.

Completed packets (Use links below to download part 1-2 and insurance) can be delivered (in person, or through the mail) to:

Lake Perris SRA
Attn: Special Events
17801 Lake Perris Dr.
Perris, CA 92571

If you have any questions, e-mail Kathy.Bacha@parks.ca.gov or call 951-657-0676

Click here to download a special event application (Part 1)  Click here to download a special event application (Part 2)