Open tent shelters can be brought into and set up in parks with a pavilion reservation. Tents must be weighted down and cannot be staked into the ground. Staking can cause damage to the irrigation system and will result in an immediate loss of deposit fees.
Can I bring extra tables?
Yes, extra tables can be brought into the parks with a pavilion reservation.
Can I bring my pet to a park?
Pets are allowed in all City parks except for Echo Lake Park and Sunset Park. Pets must be confined by the owner or on a leash not more than six (6) feet long and kept under physical control at all times. You are responsible for removal of all waste. Signs are posted accordingly. If you want to have your dog run free, consider visiting one of our dog parks located at Howard Park, Dreher Park, Mary Brandon Park, Sullivan Park, and Osprey Park.
Can I have a DJ at my event?
No. Amplified music and DJ's using speakers, public address systems, bullhorns, and stereo noise audible more than 100 feet from the source are prohibited. If you wish to have an event with amplified music or a DJ, you will need to fill out a special event application and submit it to the Department of Parks and Recreation 6 to 8 weeks before your planned event date. For more information on this, you can contact us at (561) 804-4900.
Can I have alcohol in the park?
Beer and wine are only permitted under pavilions with a reservation. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all other outdoor areas within West Palm Beach parks. If you wish to have an event with alcohol, you will need to fill out a special event application and submit it to the Department of Parks and Recreation 6 to 8 weeks before your planned event date. For more information on this, you can contact us at (561) 804-4900.
How can I schedule the use of an Athletic Field?
All athletic fields and green space are schedule by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Athletics Division. You can call (561) 804-4900 to find out about availability.
How do I get a memorial tree/bench in the park?
You can begin the process of having a memorial tree or bench placed at a park by contacting Volunteer Services Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation at (561) 804-4906.
How do I rent a Parks and Recreation Facility?
You can receive information on renting a facility by calling (561) 804-4900 or by visiting your local community center.
How do I reserve a tennis court or basketball court for lessons, camps, or tournaments?
Courts can be reserved by calling the Department of Parks and Recreation at (561) 804-4900. Fees may vary.
How do I reserve an outdoor pavilion/shelter?
You can reserve a pavilion by visiting any one of our Community Centers or our Administrative office located at West Palm Beach City Hall. Pavilions available to rent are located at Coleman Park, Currie Park, Dreher Park, Gaines Park, Howard Park, Lincoln Park, and South Olive Parks.
Large Pavilions can hold up to 75 people, medium pavilions hold up to 40 people, and small pavilions hold up to 25. Contact us at (561) 804-4900 for availability and more information.
No grills are to be brought into the park area for use. Most picnic areas have grills that are available. When leaving the area you are required to take your coals and embers with you. Leaving or dumping your coals/embers in the park is prohibited.
May I drive motorized vehicles, such as ATVs, in the Park?
Motorized vehicles of any kind are only permitted in parking lots and on the roadways. ATVs or any other kind of motorized vehicles are prohibited on our trails and other areas within our parks.