Contact Info
 Address: 2999 S Wayside
               Houston, TX 77023
 Phone: Ballfield Reservations: 832.394.8804
              Park Permits: 832.394.8805
 Online Reservation Site:
Office Hours
 Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Sat - Sun (Closed)
Houston Service Helpline:
 To request park repairs please call 311 or 713.837.0311 or submit your request online by clicking this link.


The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) operates a total of 381 parks located in the Houston area. The H.P.A.R.D. Permits Office issues permits for the use of different venues and parks operated by the department for the City of Houston.

A park space may be reserved for personal use to host a private event by submitting a reservation request online to obtain a park permit, there is a fee for the reservation of the space and a refundable deposit will be applied where applicable. This permit ensures the exclusive use of the requested area for the designated time.

Not all park locations may be available for rental, if you are unable to locate the facility when attempting to make a reservation, please contact the Permits and Reservations Office for assistance.

HPARD Rainout and Cancellation Policies
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
  - Requests for cancellations/rescheduling must be received in the HPARD Permits Office a minimum of fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the scheduled event.
  - There will be no refunds granted without the proper notification of cancellation/rescheduling. Cancellation refunds are minus a 5% transaction fee.
  - You must call 832-394-8805 or email by the next business day in order to reschedule or obtain a refund.

Rainout Policy:
  - If, due to inclement weather or lighting issues, etc., your event is not held on the permitted date, you must immediately call the HPARD Permits Office at 832-394-8805, or email, by the first workday following the event to receive credit for payment.
  - Requests will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Please provide your Permit Number whenever contacting the HPARD Reservation’s Office for refunds or cancellations. If you experience problems at the site on the day of your event, you may contact our dispatch office at 832-395-7100. (Printable Rainout and Cancellation Policies PDF)


Common areas of Alief Community Center are scheduled via the Houston Public Library – for more information on how you can schedule a room please visit the HPL at

Alief Neighborhood Park is currently accepting reservation requests for small private events for up to 25 guests. Currently, only Departmental Community events are being considered.


City-wide and neighborhood festivals, dedications, inaugurations, parades, tree plantings, fun runs, groundbreakings, and community/neighborhood 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


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  • Park hours are from dawn to dusk (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Glass containers are prohibited
  • Alcoholic beverage consumption is prohibited (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Littering is prohibited. Use trash receptacles
  • Scooters and skateboards prohibited
  • Motorized vehicles prohibited off roadways and beyond parking areas
  • Improperly parked vehicles will be towed
  • Two-hour parking for patrons only
  • Vending or sales prohibited without permit
  • Hunting or use of firearms prohibited
  • Dogs are to remain on leash at all times
  • Pet owners are required to pick up after pets Ordinance 2003-1275, Sec. 6-24
  • Plants and animals are protected - do not remove or molest
  • Control noise levels – Must be family friendly (Amplified Sound permit requires a Park and Sound permit)
  • Destroying public property is prohibited by Title 19, Chapter 191 of the Government Code of Texas
  • No smoking allowed in any City of Houston park interior and exterior spaces/facilities (effective Date September 2, 2014. Enacted under Ordinance #2006-1054; Sec. 21-243)
  • Permits and liability insurance are required for moonwalks, tents over 1200 square feet, and portable toilet placement at any City of Houston Park location
  • Propane and Tents over 1200 square feet are prohibited in a City of Houston Park without a Park permit, a refundable deposit and/or a LP GAS Permit from the Houston Fire Marshal’s Office (832.394.6900)