Selling Concessions in Our Parks

How Do I Obtain a Concession Permit?

A City permit is required to sell items within a City of Bowie park. In order to obtain a concession permit, you must first obtain and provide proof of:

Once you have obtained the necessary permit(s) listed above, please submit a Concessionaires Permit application to the City Hall window labeled "Park Permits". For questions, contact Sheri Beach at sbeach@cityofbowie.org.

Permit Types

Concession Facility Permit (Daily) - This permit is for use of the Blacksox Park Concession Facility on a single day.

Park Concession Stand Permit (Daily) - This permit is issued for groups seeking to sell concessions from a temporary location within a City park on a single day.

Mobile Concession Permit (Annual from April 1- March 31) - This permit is issued to the owner of a mobile (vehicle) concession truck on an annual basis. This permit is valid on City streets and all City owned parks except Allen Pond. Limited to two per year.

Allen Pond Park Mobile Food & Ice Cream Vendor Permit (Annual) - This permit is issued to one mobile ice cream concession truck and one mobile food truck on an annual process, through a competitive bid process. This permit is awarded through an annual Bid RFP issued mid to late February.

Permit Fees

Resident Applicant

Concession FacilityConcession StandMobile Concession Allen Pond Food & Ice Cream Vendor
DailyDailyAnnual (Apr 1 - Mar 31)Annual
$100 Permit Fee
$100 Security Deposit
$100 Permit Fee
$100 Security Deposit
 $500
 Limited to two per year
Bid Award RFP
Issued mid to late February

Non-resident Applicant

Concession FacilityConcession StandMobile Concession Allen Pond Food & Ice Cream Vendor
DailyDailyAnnual (Apr 1 - Mar 31)Annual
$200 Permit Fee
$200 Security Deposit
$200 Permit Fee
$200 Security Deposit
 $500
 Limited to two per year
Bid Award RFP
Issued mid to late February