Park Facility Rental Permits

Parks Permits Office is open Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please note:

  • The rental season runs April 1st to October 31st 
  • All pavilion rentals and payments must be done online
  • Pavilions must be reserved a minimum of 7 days in advance
  • The Parks Permits office requires 14 days to process all new requests for non-pavilion rentals
  • No refunds will be permitted unless the permit is cancelled by New Castle County

Beginning August 4, 2023, New Castle County will be restricting vehicular access to the Lewes Pond area of Banning Park. In order to access this area, visitors will need to contact our Permits Office at 302.395.5606, Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm, to obtain a no fee permit. A $50 security deposit will be required to ensure the key is properly returned at the expiration of the permit.

If you have questions, you can contact the Parks Permits Office at [email protected] or 302-395-5606.

Thank you for your interest in New Castle County parks. The Parks Permits office is glad to be of service to New Castle County patrons seeking reservations for pavilions, sports fields and courts, and/or special events. Please review all policies, procedures, and attachments to assist you in the rental process, applicable for the 2022 rental season.

All permits for reservations within New Castle County parks, including pavilions, are for the permitted rental season April 1st to October 31st and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis after an application and full payment are received.

Permit requests must be approved by the Parks Permits office a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to an event. Approval is at the sole discretion of the Parks Permits office and can only be changed, canceled, or added to by the permittee. Any changes, cancellations, and additions must be submitted to the Parks Permits Office in writing.

General notices:

  • Police coverage is now required for any event with a total attendance of over 200 and/or at the discretion of the Parks Permits office. The permittee is responsible for paying any and all additional costs associated with additional services.
  • Our office is happy to offer a 20% discount to nonprofit organizations when a qualifying 501(c)(3) documentation is submitted with the request. Please contact the Parks Permits office before making any online pavilion rentals. 
  • Amplified sound is not permitted in New Castle County Parks.
  • Alcoholic beverages and/or illegal substances are prohibited on County Parkland.
  • Parking and/or driving on the grass and/or walking path(s) is prohibited.
  • Admission fees or fees for rented games/booths may not be charged in County parks.
  • Distribution of any educational or religious materials is restricted to event attendees only.
  • The permit holder/park users must adhere to all rules and regulations contained within New Castle County, Delaware, Code of Ordinances Chapter 24 - PARKS AND RECREATION.
  • A $25 non-resident fee will be charged for all reservations made under an address outside of New Castle County.
  • No refunds will be permitted unless the permit is cancelled by New Castle County.