Permits and Reservations

Contact Info
Address: 2999 S. Wayside
Houston, TX 77023
Phone: Ballfield Reservations: 832.394.8804
Park Permits: 832.394.8805

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday (Closed)

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 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.

Any request to conduct a park event that is open ot 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 832-393-0868 or

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 for youth 12 and under only. Contact the Parks Permits Office as early as possible to receive the most current information on the facility of your choice.


Need to plan your visit? Got a birthday party coming up, or a company event? Or maybe you just want to learn more about the history and opportunities at Emancipation Park. Call (713) 528-1872 or contact us online.

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