Home News Estimating your Special Event Costs with the Cost Recovery Calculator App for iPhone and Android

News

Estimating your Special Event Costs with the Cost Recovery Calculator App for iPhone and Android

Special events in a park can encompass a broad array of activities. Here are some examples:

  • Weddings

    QUIZ_grand_canyon

    Filming a commercial in the Grand Canyon

  • paranormal events
  • bike races
  • geocaching
  • church services
  • scout camping
  • scattering ashes
  • music festivals
  • cultural festivals
  • reunions
  • picnics

 

What are the costs associated with these types of events and how do you calculate them?

Some activities such as a small family reunion picnic of 25 people may only require extra custodial services. Things change considerably, however, when the family extends to 300 people or more. Things like traffic control, extra trash receptacles, overflow parking, and additional staffing may need to be evaluated.

QUIZ_bike_race

Tour de Park Bike Race

The National Park Service in partnership with the Eppley Institute, developed an app for Android and iOS that will help do just that. The free apps allow you to input staffing costs, tools and materials, and fees associated with a special event.

Download them here! Android, iOS.

The Eppley Institute will also be developing an e-course to help parks, recreation, and public land agencies understand special use permitting

Coming soon to an inbox near you!