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Posted on: September 29, 2020

City of Fremont Releases a NEW Park Business Operating Permit Program to Assist Fitness Businesses

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On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Fremont City Manager Mark Danaj signed Executive Order 2020-08, establishing an emergency park business operating permit program allowing commercial businesses that provide fitness classes to use City of Fremont parks during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The new Park Business Operating Permit program (P-BOP) will be managed by the Community Services Department and is modeled after the City’s highly successful Pop Up Patio program. The P-BOP program is specifically developed to allow commercial fitness businesses with additional capacity to serve customers by granting park space to conduct fitness classes.

Aligned with the City’s Pop Up Patio pilot program, the P-BOP program is a free streamlined process for applicants with a 2-day turnaround for permit issuance.

“The City of Fremont is committed to supporting Fremont businesses in their economic recovery efforts and the fitness industry in particular, has been significantly impacted by the pandemic,” said City Manager Mark Danaj.  “As local County emergency regulations begin to ease, and we transition through the State’s Color Coded Four Tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy, gyms and fitness facilities will likely be required to operate with restricted capacities.  I am hopeful that fitness businesses will take advantage of our large outdoor park spaces and this program will help provide financial relief as well as longer term sustainability.”

The emergency adoption of this executive order will allow business activity and park permits to be issued for gatherings of any size, both which are currently regulated under Fremont Municipal Code (FMC) sections 12.20.060(q) (prohibits business being conducted in City parks) and 12.20.040 (requires permits be issued to gatherings of twenty-five (25) people or more). The Fremont City Council is scheduled to ratify the emergency executive order on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, which begins at 7:00 pm. All Emergency Park Business Operating Permits will expire upon the date that the City Council terminates the local emergency related to COVID-19, unless an earlier expiration date is stated in the permit.

Applicants must comply with all applicable local and state regulations and are required to hold a Fremont Business License. Additional details, guidelines, and the online application can be found on the P-BOP webpage along with an interactive map displaying approved locations at Central Park and other smaller community parks throughout the city. 


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