View information on special event concessions, temporary concessions, new permanent concessions, and commercial use of dedicated parkland.

Special Event Concessions

The majority of the larger special events held in parks are rentals. Please contact the event promoter to vend at these special events through the event website.

Temporary Concessions

Temporary concessions help to enhance park services offered to patrons during peak times of usage throughout the year on parkland. Permits are issued on a request basis. To apply for a permit, complete and submit an application. Only one permit per park is allowed.   View current temporary concessionaires for information on temporary permits, single-day permits, performing artists in the parks, and permits for inflatables/moonwalks/rockwallys.  Permits will not be issued for vending along the hike and bike trail or on the greenbelts. The department will no longer accept food or beverage concessionaire applications for Zilker Park.

Commercial Use of Dedicated Parkland

The City of Austin has been experiencing a proliferation of commercial use on dedicated parkland for outdoor activities, such as dog training, paddle boarding, sports classes and similar activities.  Permits for commercial use of public parkland are required for such non-permanent activities at approved park locations.

New Permanent Concessions

Each year, the department may accept proposals/concepts for new permanent concessions within the park system. View current permanent concessionaires.