NOTICE - Our office is teleworking effective March 17 until further notice.  For all inquiries - please email reservations@austintexas.gov.

Voicemails will be checked daily and calls returned within 1 business day.  Team members are able to receive emails for fastest service.

The Office of Special Events coordinates reservations, event permits at identified facility and picnic sites within the City of Austin parks system.  The system offers 4 building facilities, 36 picnic areas in 22 parks!  Picnic sites and event facilities are ideal places for weddings, family reunions, birthday or anniversary celebrations and company events. 

To inquire about a recreation center, please contact the center directly.  To inquire about baseball and other field areas contact athletics, 512-978-2670.

In addition the events office manages permitting for temporary concessions, commercial use and filming requests.

Office and Payment Hours

  • Monday - Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except City holidays. Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Types Accepted:
  • Anytime:   Online (see online payment guide)
  • ALERT - In office payment acceptance suspended March 16 until further notice.
  • Anytime:   Cash, or Money Order
  • More than 14 days from the permit/rental date:  Check