Group Permits

Groups of 25 or more looking to use Stage Fort Park or Wingaersheek Beach for a picnic, family outing, school field trip, catered events, etc., are required to make a reservation. The cost of the permit is $25 for all Schools, YMCA’s, and Summer Camps. Family outings and non-catered events are $75 while Catered events are $200. Commercial outings are available at a cost of either $250 or $400 depending upon the season. Reservations can be made by mail by sending a check payable to "City of Gloucester" to Diana Bishop, Parks Department, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930 or by email Diana Bishop. If your group is arriving by bus there is a $30 parking fee for each bus at Stage Fort Park and $45.00 per bus at Wingaersheek Beach. Buses are not allowed to drop off groups within the park without first paying the parking fee.

Please note that we cannot accommodate buses at Stage Fort Park or Wingaersheek Beach on the weekends during the summer.