Moves to allow live music to be staged at any time of the year at Birmingham's best known parks have infuriated people living nearby.
Birmingham City Council wants to use the new Licensing Act to allow its events team to stage functions at Handsworth Park and Cannon Hill Park without first seeking permission from the licensing committee.
If premises licences are granted for the two parks, the council will be able to hold as many live music events as it wants during the course of the year without first consulting residents.
The events team is seeking an entertainment licence for Handsworth Park to run from 9am to 9pm, and for Cannon Hill Park from 9am to 11.30pm seven days a week.
Both applications will be considered by the licensing committee on May 9.
Similar applications for Perry Park, King's Heath Park and Pype Hayes Park are pending.
The Brook Area Residents & Shopkeepers Group is urging the committee to reject the application for Handsworth Park, claiming that live events including the annual carnival and Vaisakhi celebrations, which attract thousands of people, already cause "very severe nuisance".
A spokesman for the residents group said: "Each event should be separately applied for enabling us to exercise some control over noise levels, parking restrictions, numbers and road closures.
"We are certain there will be pressures on those responsible to maximise revenues from use of the park and a danger of management being handed over to commercial interests."
A letter to the committee from a resident of Winleigh Road, whose name is not being released by the council, warned that the beauty and tranquillity of the park would be destroyed.
"My family and I are daily visitors to the park, where we enjoy its beauty and tranquillity in the midst of everyday life. This stands to be destroyed by such a venture, not to mention the risk of trouble and crime caused by alcohol and litter.
"The park has degenerated into a rubbish tip of broken beer bottles, glass and cans, that are a danger to children, wildlife and dogs.
"I ask you to deny this application as it is clearly just a money-spinning venture with no social forethought or conscience," the letter added.
Another Winleigh Road resident wrote: "Unless there is adequate policing of such activities, there will be no way of preventing alcohol from entering the park on a large scale and its potential abuse by children."
People living close to Cannon Hill Park fear the lifting of restrictions on events will lead to more noise, litter and crime in the area.
Cannon Hill, which already has the Midland Arts Centre where live music events are held, has in the past been used to stage council-backed events including the Lord Mayor's Show and the CBSO Fireworks Fantasia.
A resident of Moorcroft Road warned in a letter to the committee: "The granting of this application will only add to problems in the park. The police spend enough resources dealing with problems and the overspill into neighbouring areas. I don't want to walk in the park with vomit and broken glasses and bottles in the bushes and paths."
Kevin Brown, head of events at the council, said: "There are no plans for any new events to be integrated into the Park Venues this year by the Events Section other than those well-attended and well-loved events that usually take place."