City of Atlanta Lifts Application Moratorium on Outdoor Events

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an Executive Order lifting a moratorium on the acceptance of applications for permits for outdoor events for up to 1,999 persons. Such events may only occur after May 15th, 2021 and in accordance with the COVID-19 mitigation requirements outlined in the COVID-19 Special Events Permit Overlay.

A moratorium remains on all outdoor events for 2,000 persons or more, and alcohol special events. Organizers who hold permits for events for 2,000 or more persons or for alcohol special events may apply their permit fees to another event to occur within one year of the moratorium continued by this most recent Order.

Parks and Recreation Update

Mayor Bottoms announced that all outdoor basketball goals will be reinstalled at City courts by April 1, 2021, weather permitting. As of today, reinstallation has been completed at the following locations:

  • Deerwood Park
  • Center Hill Park
  • Central Park
  • Howell Park
  • Stone Hogan Park
  • Reverend James Orange Park
  • Adair Park
  • Rose Circle Park
  • Melvin Drive Park
  • Ben Hill Park
  • Coan Park
  • Grant Park
  • Arthur Langford Park
  • Bessie Branham
  • Chosewood
  • East Lake Park
  • Kimpson Park
  • Phoenix II
  • Thomasville
  • Windsor
  • Four Corners
  • Rosa Burney Park