Metropolis Of Atlanta Lifts Utility Moratorium On Outside Occasions For Up To 1,999 Folks


March 24, 2021

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an ordinance lifting a moratorium on accepting permit applications for outdoor events for up to 1,999 people. Such events cannot occur until after May 15, 2021 and are only permitted to occur in accordance with the COVID-19 mitigation requirements set out in the COVID-19 Special Events Overlay.

A moratorium on all outdoor events for 2,000 people or more, as well as special alcohol events, remains in place.

Promoters who have permits for events for 2,000 or more people or for special alcohol events may apply their permit fees to another event scheduled to take place within one year of the moratorium continued by this most recent order.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Bottoms issued a series of executive and administrative orders to help minimize the virus’ impact on Atlanta residents and businesses. These orders can be viewed online here.

Park and recreation update

Mayor Bottoms announced that all outdoor basketball goals will be reinstalled in the city courts by April 1, 2021, weather permitting. To date, the reinstallation has been completed at the following locations:

Deerwood Park

Center Hill Park

Central Park

Howell Park

Stone Hogan Park

Reverend James Orange Park

Adair Park

Rose Circle Park

Melvin Drive Park

Ben Hill Park

Coan Park

Grant Park

Arthur Langford Park

Bessie Branham


East Lake Park

Kimpson Park

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Four corners

Pink Burney Park

Follow the Department of Parks and Recreation on social media for more updates.

In addition, City of Atlanta Recreation Baseball for Teens is scheduled to resume in April. Contact your local leisure center for more information.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to continue wearing a mask and to follow the latest CDC guidelines.

A comprehensive list of the actions Mayor Bottoms took during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found online here.

This press release was produced by the City of Atlanta. The views expressed are those of the author.


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