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Group Permits
Groups of 25 people or more looking to use Stage Fort Park or Wingaersheek Beach for a picnic, family outing, school field trip, catered event, or other use are required to make a reservation and pay the appropriate fee.

Event Type


Catered events


Commercial outings

$250 / $400 depending on the season

Family outings and non-catered events


Schools, YMCAs, and summer camps


If your group is arriving by bus, please note that there is a $40 parking fee at Wingeaersheek Beach for each bus and $30 for each bus at Stage Fort Park. Buses are not allowed to drop off groups within the park without first paying the parking fee.

Reservations can be made by calling Diana Bishop at 979-325-5600 ()

Or by sending a check payable to
The City of Gloucester 
Parks Department/Attention Diana Bishop
9 Dale Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930

Wedding Permits
Weddings are permitted at several public locations throughout Gloucester. View more information about reservations, locations, and permits for weddings.

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