PERMITS & RESERVATIONS
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M–F
2999 S. Wayside, 77023
ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS
Youth Sports & Recreation
Adaptive Sports & Recreation
Youth Enrichment Programs
Youth Meal Programs
Playgrounds & Spraygrounds
Alief Neighborhood Center & Park
Fitness Centers, Weight Rooms & Gyms
Metropolitan Multi-Service Ctr.
N. Wayside Sports & Rec Ctr.
Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Natural Resources & Nature Preserves
Art In Parks
Park Adoption Programs
Park Partnerships & Friends
OTHER CITY RESOURCES
H.P.D. Crime Monitoring
Houston Bike Share
Title VI Information
Mayor's Office of Special Events
Love Our Parks
Mayor Sylvester Turner is working with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department to improve and upgrade neighborhood parks through the Mayor’s Love Our Parks Complete Communities Initiative. Phase One of the program targeted five parks in under-resourced communities with a goal of enhancing neighborhood pride. The five parks that received improvements under the initiative are Zurrie Malone Park, Our Park, Woodruff Park, Earl Henderson Park, and Catherine Delce Park.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the park improvements by hosting Love Our Parks Fests at each park. Each event featured special programming and activities from the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Public Library, the Houston Police Department and the Greater Houston Police Activities League (GHPAL), Houston Health Department, and Houston Public Works.
50/50 Park Partners
The 50/50 Park Partners campaign is a call to action by the Mayor’s Office, Houston Parks Board, Greater Houston Partnership, and the H.P.A.R.D.
Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal
Resilient Houston focuses on the pressing challenges and opportunities that will shape Houstonians’ lives today and for future generations. Their are 18 Targets outlined in the strategy that will be used to measure the impact of Resilient Houston. One of the targets that is currently being implemented is the planting of 4.6 million new native trees by 2030.
To track progress on the 4.6 Million tree planting goal, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal to collect data on all tree plantings within the City of Houston.
To register your tree planting on Resilient Houston Tree Planting Portal please fill out the form at https://pg-cloud.com/HoustonTX/.
Comcast Lift Zones provide free hotspot internet access to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework. While Houston community centers are closed to the general public, Comcast Lift Zones can be accessed from the outside of the following facilities:
● Almeda Community Center (14201 Almeda School Rd., 77047)
● DeZavala Community Center (7521 Avenue H, 77012)
● Emancipation Community Center (3018 Emancipation, 77004)
● Hartman Community Center (9311 E. Avenue P, 77012)
● Love Community Center (1000 W 12th St, 77008)
● Melrose Community Center (1001 Canino Rd, 77020)
● Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (1475 West Gray, 77019)
● Townwood Community Center (3403 Simsbrook, 77045)
● Windsor Village Community Center (14441 Croquet Ln., TX 77085)
NOTICE – PERMITS FOR ALIEF NEIGHBORHOOD PARK
Alief Neighborhood Park is currently accepting reservation requests for small private events of less than 50 guests. Currently, only Departmental events are being scheduled at this park facility.
Park Reservations may currently be made for “Closed-Use” permits to play youth baseball, softball, or t-ball; soccer practices, leagues and/or tournaments based on availability. For online reservations: https://apm.activecommunities.com/houstonparks/ General information and fees: http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/permits.html
City-wide and neighborhood festivals, dedications, inaugurations, parades, tree plantings, fun runs, groundbreakings, and community/neighborhood events or holiday celebrations will require a Special Event Permit from the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE) produces and permits events for the City of Houston and can be reached at 832.393.0868, for additional information please visit https://houstontx.gov/specialevents/ These Applications will be accepted and reviewed beginning July 2023.
RENTALS AND CONCESSIONAIRE OPPORTUNITIES
Community Centers are great places to host special gatherings, such as wedding receptions, family reunions and parties for a nominal rental fee. Download a pdf copy of Community Center fees here. For more information regarding permits & rentals, visit https://www.houstontx.gov/parks/permits.html.
PARK PROJECTS AND REPAIRS
- Emancipation Park Splashpad & Playground Areas – January 6, – June 2023
- Hermann Brown Sprayground Restroom – August 18, 2022 – Until Further Notice
- Highland Basketball Pavilion – May 12 – June 30, 2023
- Independence Heights Basketball Pavilion – May 12 - June 30, 2023
- Margret Jenkins Park - Playground Equipment - October 18, 2022 – Until Further Notice
- Mason Pool Building – May 29 – June 30, 2023
- Mecom Fountain – March 20, 2023 - Until Further Notice
- Milroy Community Center – Tuesday, May 30 – June 2, 2023
- Sunnyside Park Small Pool - July 19, 2022 – Until Further Notice
- University Village Park - April 2023 - Summer 2023
- Winzer Park – Park Redevelopment - March 2023 - Autumn 2023
H.P.A.R.D. EVENTS CALENDAR
Park Rules & Regulations
Park Projects and Repairs
OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS
Houston Parks & Recreation Dept.
2999 S. Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77023
For non-emergency street tree Service request call 3.1.1 or 713.837.0311.
REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
Adopt-A-Park or Greenspace
Adult Sports Rules & Regulations
Tree Planting Guide
Bayou Greenways 2020
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
Houston Museum District
Miller Outdoor Theatre
- May 5 - Brock Adventure Park
- May 4 - Center Point Energy
Youth Football Field Unveiled