Special Requests

The Department of Parks & Recreation (DOPR) provides quality recreational and leisure time experiences for residents and visitors of the County of Kaua‘i.

A Special Request application should be submitted for any use of parks or parks facilities that do not involve another category (camping, sports leagues, pavilions, neighborhood centers, Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall, pools). Staff will review various factors and work with applicants to properly plan.

Fees and deposits may be required according to the Kaua‘i County Code and DOPR Administrative Rules. Costs are dependent on the applicant type (individual, non-profit, business, government) and use (charging admission). Costs and payment deadlines will be clarified with applicants before approval.

Additional requirements may be placed on requests to ensure a successful event. This may include permittees providing additional porta-potties or trash bins. Applicants will be made aware of these requirements before approval.

DOPR hosts a wide variety of events throughout all our park and recreational facilities, including sporting events, festivals, political fundraisers, fundraising activities, and events held by non-profit organizations. New and returning events are welcome.

Please review all materials regarding the permit process, including rules and regulations that are important to hold a successful event.

Permit applications are accepted through the link below.

Our staff looks forward to working with you on creating a successful event with experiences and memories to last a lifetime!

Application Instructions

Step 1.Applicants are required to complete all sections of this application. All proposed activities and events are subject to the approval of the County of Kaua‘i - DOPR. DOPR will return the application if it is incomplete.

Step 2.Submittal of an application does not grant a permit or confirmation to conduct the event.

Step 3.Please allow 2-3 business days for staff to respond.

Step 4.All special request applications are subject to review and are to be submitted at least 60 days prior to event date.

Step 5.During this time, applications are being accepted up to 6 months before the event.

Step 6.If you have any questions, please call (808) 241-4463 or email recpermits@kauai.gov.

Should you require additional assistance or have no access to a computer/internet, in-person assistance is available at the Lihue Civic Center, Moikeha Building at 4444 Rice Street, Suite 150, Lihue, Hawaii 96766, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).

Requirements for in-person assistance:

  • Two individuals per party allowed at a time
  • Present a government-issued ID with photo

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