Houston Parks and Recreation Department

HPARD Permits & Reservation Office


COH Permitting Office
1002 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
832.394.8804 (Ballfield Reservations)
832.394.8805 (Park Permits)
Mon. – Fri.
Sat. – Sun.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Houston Service Helpline: 311 or 713.837.0311



The Houston Parks and Recreation Department Permits Office issues permits for the use of different venues and parks operated by the department for the City of Houston. The permits office issues permits for events under 200 people.

An area within a park may be reserved for personal use for private events by obtaining a permit through the Permits section of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. A fee and a refundable deposit are required. This permit ensures the exclusive use of a particular space for a designated time.

Venues Available for Permitting

Park space, including pavilions, picnic table clusters, and open space may be reserved for private use by families and organizations. Reservations at area sports fields (including softball, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, rugby, and volleyball venues) are also available for sports practice as well as league and tournament play. Contact the Parks Permits Office as early as possible to receive the most current information on the facility of your choice.

Click here for online permitting

Permits for Events over 200 people

For information on permits for large public events contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 832.393.0868.