NOTICE - Effective Monday March 16

The Office of Special Events is teleworking effective March 17 until further notice. 

For all inquiries - please email

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, and filming requests 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.

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