The CRPD Office of Special Events maintains a calendar for events and races requiring a permit. Calendar postings are made as soon a date and location are confirmed. All events are tentative until a permit has been issued. Please note this calendar does not reflect the availability of parks.
The City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Office of Special Events is declaring a moratorium on all new special events and race events (as defined in the Event Planning Guide) in the downtown area starting February 1, 2020, until further notice. The primary areas affected by this moratorium will be Genoa Park, Bicentennial Park and West Bank Park.
This declaration is based on a number of factors, including high demand and new and ongoing construction projects in the area, which will drastically reduce the use of surrounding streets such as Washington Boulevard, Belle Street and the Town/Rich Street Bridge.
Staff will review any pending applications for feasibility, but recommends no new events plan or start an application for this area.
Special Events Rescheduling Policy in Response to COVID-19