Gazebo Reservation Form

The gazebo may be reserved for events of fewer than 50 people through The Friends of Washington Market Park. All reservations are made on a first come, first served basis via this webpage.

To request a gazebo reservation, select a date and time in the calendar below then complete the form.

Please note: The Parks Department will be repaving the park’s paths in late summer or early fall 2024. When those dates are known, they will be shared immediately. Gazebo reservations will not be possible while the renovation is underway.

The gazebo is available during normal park hours and may be reserved for a maximum of two hours. Set-up and clean-up must be done within the two-hour block allotted to each reservation holder. Please read the full gazebo terms and conditions here.

  • Gatherings of fewer than 20 people only require an approved reservation with the Friends of Washington Market Park via this webpage.
  • Gatherings of 20 to 50 people require a reservation with us as well as a Special Events Permit from the NYC Parks Department. Be advised: their approval turnaround is between 3-6 weeks. 
  • All gazebo reservations now also include the two picnic tables in the southwest corner of the park, adjacent to the gazebo area.

A donation of $200 is suggested for use of the gazebo. All donations are tax-deductible and help to fund free community events as well as beautification projects in Washington Market Park!

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First name*:

Last name*:

Email*:

Phone (for confirmations only)*:

Reservation timeslot of interest*:

Number of expected guests*:

Type of event + brief description*:

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Next Steps

Once you have clicked the submit button in the form on the left, you will receive an email from our volunteer gazebo coordinator within seven days. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER; sometimes our approval emails seem to go there!

If your event is approved by the gazebo coordinator and is for 20 guests or fewer, you are all set!

If your event is approved and you expect 20-50 guests, you must then apply for a Special Events Permit from the NYC Parks Department. This NYC Parks permit may take up to six weeks to process.

As mentioned above, a donation of $200 is suggested for use of the gazebo. Your donation is tax-deductible, and you may use the buttons below to submit your donation. Please denote “gazebo donation” in the text field. We thank you for helping to fund our events and beautification projects!.




If preferred, you may mail a personal check made payable to “The Friends of Washington Market Park” to:

The Friends of Washington Market Park
Church Street Station
Post Office Box 3275
New York, New York 10008

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