"We require an approved application for any type of photo shoot or film shoot in the park system."
Further information from the City of Sparks Web site:
From Section 9.34.010 Definitions:
C. "Filming activity" means the taking or making of any motion picture or still photograph; however, said term does not mean and does not include filming or photography for news media purposes or filming or photography which is not for distribution or sale for commercial purposes.
From Section 9.34.020 Permit--Required:
Section 9.34.020 Permit--Required.
Except as otherwise provided by this code or other applicable law, rule or regulation or any permit or license issued hereunder or pursuant to the terms of a permit, lease or contract which has been specifically authorized by the city council, no person shall conduct or cause to be conducted, participate or engage in, hold, manage, employ, permit or allow another to conduct a parade, special event or filming activity in, on or upon any city street, sidewalk, alley, park, way, public place or public property which is owned or controlled by the city without first having obtained a written permit from the city manager or his designee.
(Ord. 1742, 1992: Ord. 1618 § 1 (part), 1988.)
From Section 9.34.030 Permit--Application:
Section 9.34.030 Permit--Application.
A. The application for a permit under this chapter to conduct or engage in any parade, special event or filming activity which involves the use of city streets, alley, sidewalks, parks, ways or other public property owned or controlled by the city shall be filed with the city manager or his designee. Such applications shall be filed at least ninety days prior to the date that the permit is to become effective; except that applications for block party permits shall be filed at least ten days prior to the date the permit is to become effective, and applications for filming activity permits shall be filed at least three working days prior to the date the permit is to become effective. Each application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable permit application fee in the amount of fifteen dollars. The city manager or his designee shall have the authority, in his discretion, to consider any application for a permit which is filed later than the time prescribed in this section.
Consult Chapter 9.34 SPECIAL EVENTS. for more details.