Commercial Use Of Park Property

Commercial Use Of Park Property

Commercial use of park property requires a permit issued by the Town of Rolesville. The permit does not grant exclusive use of space but provides the permit holder a license for the activity in the designated area. The permit holder and participants must share the designated areas with other users and cannot block public access. For more information, please call 919-554-6582.

Permit Application

Locations

CODE
NAME
ADDRESS

MBNP

Mill Bridge Nature Park

425 Nature Park Drive

Rolesville, NC 27571

MSP

Main Street Park

200 South Main Street

Rolesville, NC 27571

Areas that are NOT included in the permit:

  • Playground Equipment
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Shelters
  • Gazebo
  • Amphitheater
  • Parking lots are only allowed for parking
  • Any area that is already being used by a patron

Application Process

To be considered for a Commercial Use of Park Property permit:

  1. Complete and sign the Commercial Use of Park Property application.
  2. Attach a valid Certificate of Insurance, with the Town of Rolesville listed as a certificate holder.
  3. Submit the permit fee once approved.

You can view the eligible spaces for commercial use in the Commercial Use of Park Property Maps below. The space outlined in red are the eligible areas.

 

Permit Application

The Town of Rolesville’s Parks and Recreation Department will review the application for consistency with the purpose of public parks. The applicant will receive notice of approval or denial within five (5) business days. An approved applicant will then receive an email or phone call to collect payment. Once the payment has been processed, the applicant will receive an email with the Commercial Use Permit attached. Commercial Use of Park Property permit must be present any time the approved activity occurs on park system property.

Please note that a Quarterly Use Report, attendance rosters, and participant activity waivers will be required by the 15th day of the month following the end of the quarter to continue permitted use. Failure to submit this report may result in the revocation of one’s permit.

Quarterly Use Reporting

Rolesville Parks and Recreation Department requires that all approved Commercial Use of Park Property permittees submit a Quarterly Use Report for each quarter of use. The submission schedule is as follows:

QUARTER
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
DATES

Q1

April 15

January 1 – March 31

Q2

July 15

April 1 – June 30

Q3

October 15

July 1 – September 30

Q4

January 15

October 1 – December 31

Report submissions or questions regarding the report submission can be emailed to Special Events Coordinator Kristen Stafford at Kristen.Stafford@rolesville.nc.gov.

Quarterly Use Reporting Form

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Commercial Use of Park Property?

Commercial use is defined as any activity conducted for pecuniary or commercial gain including private lessons, classes, or group activities where the lesson, class, or activity has a fee or other monetary barrier to entry. "Commercial use" also includes any lesson, class, or commercial activities taking place on park system property that is associated with any trade, occupation, profession, business, or franchise.  “Commercial use” does not include activities conducted on the Town’s behalf or in conjunction with the Town. Examples of commercial activity may include but are not limited to boot camps, running clubs, and workout groups.

Why do I need a permit?

Commercial use of any park system property is unlawful without first obtaining a permit from the Town. 

What activities are authorized under a Commercial Use Permit?

  • Must be recreational in nature, photography permit is a separate application
  • Will not restrict or impede access for the general public
  • Must not conflict with recreational programming offered by the Town  
  • Will not pose a safety risk to persons or property
  • Will not create an undue burden on the park system property in use
  • Examples of authorized activities may include but are not limited to fitness camps and courses, on-leash dog obedience courses, and recreational group meetings

What activities are not authorized under a commercial use permit?

Any activities that violate the provisions outlined in Question #3 are not authorized under a commercial use permit. Examples of unauthorized activities may include but are not limited to off-leash dog obedience courses, mobile vehicle detailing, and rallies or campaigns.

Does my permit give me exclusive use of the park property?

No, it does not. A commercial use permit does not grant exclusive use of space.  A permit provides the permit holder a license for the activity in the designated areas and is revocable at will.  The permit holder and participants must share the designated areas with other users and cannot block public access. This permit is not a rental; there may be other permit holders or patrons using the same space.

If you are looking to rent a shelter, please visit https://secure.rec1.com/NC/town-of-rolesville/catalog

What is the permit cost and how long is it valid?

PERMIT LENGTH
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
PERMIT DATE
PRICE

Whole Year (12 Months)

December 15

January 1- December 31

$240

Half Year (6 Months)

December 15

January 1 – June 30

$150

June 15

July 1 – December 31

Quarterly (3 Months)

December 15

January 1 – March 31

$90

March 15

April 1 – June 30

June 15

July 1 – September 30

September 15

October 1 – December 31

When are applications accepted for commercial use permits?

Schedule of Application Acceptance and Processing. There is no proration of fees for applications submitted after the submission deadline.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­What information must I provide with my application?

Permit holders must submit a completed application, the permit fee, and a certificate of insurance (COI).

What is a Certificate of Insurance (COI) and what are the requirements?

A Certificate of Insurance is a document that proves that the applicant has Comprehensive General Liability insurance to cover any liability claims, whether personal or damage, which may occur during the use of the park property. The Town of Rolesville must be named an additional insured on the policy, and the policy must meet the limits specified in the Hold Harmless Agreement of the Commercial Use of Park Property application. 

Parks & Recreation
919.554.6582
919.556.6728
Parks and Recreation Director
Location

Office Address:
514 Southtown Circle
Rolesville, NC  27571

Mailing Address
PO Box 250
Rolesville, NC 27571