If you are hosting a private event at a City park and you want to use sound amplifiers or loudspeakers, you need a permit. This helps ensure that those hosting these events are aware of and have an opportunity to comply with the noise regulations in the City.
Any photography or videography in City parks, when used for commercial use, requires a permit. "Commercial filming” is defined as the film, electronic, magnetic, digital, or other recording of a moving image by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience with the intent of generating income.
What if I want to film a short movie or a commercial?
If you plan to use your film to develop business for your company or organization then you must obtain a permit. Student films, videos of your family in a park, taking senior photos, wedding pictures or other personal uses do not require a permit.
Regarding regulations around using a metal detector in parks, walking in a park with a hand-held instrument that detects metals is allowable. Using motorized equipment or disturbing the ground to look for or retrieve something is not permitted.