Park to begin hosting events based on new State guidelines
Beginning today, Waterfront Park will open event permitting for those wishing to host events in the park. In accordance with new regulations and guidelines Governor Beshear has issued, groups that can demonstrate planned adherence to State requirements can be considered for a permit. Opening the permitting process comes after months of canceled events in Waterfront Park such as Kentucky Derby Festival, Forecastle, and most recently the WFPK Waterfront Wednesday series.
“The cancellation of some of our most popular events has been disappointing for the entire community,” said Deborah Bilitski, president and executive director of Waterfront Park. “These new guidelines allow us to welcome back events and programs that commit to adherence to the outlined safety practices as well as Waterfront Park’s standard event procedures.”
Event producers must comply with the State’s recently released Healthy at Work Requirements for Venues and Event Spaces, including, among other things, limiting capacity to ensure individuals are able to maintain six (6) feet of space between each other, maintaining a record of event attendees for contact tracing purposes, implementing a plan and procedures to ensure the facility is properly cleaned, ensuring the appropriate use of personal protective equipment by event personnel, and installing informational signage at the entrance and throughout the facility. For a full list of all mandatory and recommended State regulations for conducting events, please visit the Healthy at Work Requirements for Venues and Event Spaces here.
In addition to following the State’s requirements, approval must be obtained from Waterfront Park prior to hosting an event. Standard Waterfront Park event protocols apply, including completing a special event application, signing a user agreement, providing proof of insurance, paying a park user fee, and submitting a refundable damage deposit.