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. An area within a park may be reserved for personal use for private events by obtaining a permit through 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.
Any request to conduct a park event that is open to the public and more than 250 people will require coordination of city services will require a special event permit from the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
Mayor’s Office of Special Events: