If a park shelter is rented or a party is planned at a park, patrons may choose their own caterers and vendors as long as the vendors have completed the application process and paid the vendor fee to become a registered vendor.
"Registered vendor" means a business has provided an application and a current certificate of insurance; paid a fee; and completed a criminal background affidavit. "Registered" does not mean that we recommend one vendor over another. If you have a caterer or business that is preferred, and they are not on the registered list, have them email ParksVendors@Broward.org.
Please note that not all parks allow vendors, some parks have specific vendor restrictions, and some parks have requirements for advance approval of vendors. It is always best to notify the park of your plans BEFORE you book vendors to ensure you are in compliance with park rules.
Trackless trains; water apparatus (dunk tanks, slip-and-slides, and inflatable waterslides); non-kiddie rides; super amusement rides; mechanical bulls; privately owned amusement apparatus and/or mechanical and non-mechanical amusement rides; and trampolines and bungee-type apparatus are NOT permitted in the parks.
Vendors must provide their own generators.
Petting zoos are NOT permitted in the parks. Registered Vendors are allowed to provide Educational Animal Exhibits that separate the animals, by fences or other means, from patrons. Farm animals may be petted by patrons, in which case the vendor must provide soap and water or hand sanitizer. Class I and Class II animals are NOT permitted in the parks under any circumstances.
Registered Vendor List
For information on how to become a registered vendor, please visit the Vendor Information Web page. PLEASE NOTE: Walk-in vendor registration is NOT accepted without an appointment. Please call Parks Vendors at 954-357-8164 or email ParksVendors@Broward.org if you need additional assistance or to schedule an appointment.