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Temporary Park Use Permits

Program Status

At this time, the Temporary Park Use Program has been suspended until further notice, due to the most recent provincial health orders. As a result, no applications will be accepted at this time. Staff will continue to monitor public health orders, and may explore resuming the program when restrictions are lifted.

Relevant businesses are encouraged to consider and apply for the Temporary Patio & Sidewalk Sale program, which is still accepting applications until October 31, 2021.

About the Program

To support local businesses' ability to adhere to the new COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines outlined by the Provincial Health Officer, in June 2020 the District of Squamish launched a new temporary permit program for the use of municipal park space.

The permit authorized the temporary use of municipal parks for businesses with an active District of Squamish business licence. As part of this program, all fees associated with District of Squamish park use were suspended. Many businesses and non-profits were able to take advantage of the program during the summer of 2020, offering a chance to host their programs and services in a safe, physically-distanced outdoor environment.

While the program is suspended at this time, staff will review program feasibility if provincial health orders change. At this time, the program is set to expire on October 31, 2021.