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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, there is a $40 parking fee at Wingeaersheek Beach for each bus and $25 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 (978)281-9785 ()

Or by sending Mark Cole a check payable to City of Gloucester at:
Parks Department
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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