Current Concession Contracts
|Concession||Location||Phone||Services||Hours||Ticket Prices||Contract Term|
|Austin Rowing Club||Lady Bird Lake||512-472-0726||Rowing and Sculling||See website||See website||03/01/2017 - 02/28/2019|
|Butler Pitch and Putt||201 Lee Barton Dr.||512-477-9025||Golf||See website||See website||08/13/2009 - 08/12/2019|
|EpicSUP||2200 South Lakeshore Blvd||512-940-2030||Stand-Up Paddle Boards||See website||See Website||
02/07/2013 - 02/06/2023
|Ryan Sanders Sports Services, LLC||Clay/Kizer Golf Courses||512-238-2274||Management of Food and Beverage Concession||Jimmy Clay/ Roy Kizer||Variable based on menu item||10/12/2016-10/11/2026|
|Players Restaurant||Lions Municipal Golf Course||512-478-9299||Food and beverages||Lions Municipal Golf Course||Variable based on menu item||07/15/2005 - 11/11/2019|
|Players Restaurant||Morris Williams Golf Course||512-478-9299||Food and beverages||Morris Williams Golf Course||Variable based on menu item||08/20/2012 - 10/12/2019|
|Lone Star Riverboat||South shore of Lady Bird Lake, near the Hyatt||512-327-1388||Riverboat cruises||See website||See website||07/17/2015 - 7/16/2025|
|Rowing Dock||South shore of Lady Bird Lake, on Stratford Drive||512-459-0999||Kayaks, canoes, pedal boats||See website||See website||05/01/2007 - 04/30/2022|
|Texas Rowing Center||North shore of Lady Bird Lake, near Austin High School||512-467-7799||Sculling, kayaks, pedal boats||See website||See website||05/19/2010 - 05/18/2020|
|Zilker Park Boat Rentals||Zilker Park||512-478-3852||Canoes and kayaks||See website||See website||03/01/2011 - 02/28/2021|
|Zilker Zephyr||Zilker Park||512-478-8286||Train rides||
Sat-Sun: 10am-7pm, weather permitting
Children 1 and under are free
Children 1-11: $2
Adults 12-65: $3
Senior citizens 65 and older: $2
|10/01/2008 - 09/30/2018|
A year end concession report is prepared annually. The Annual Concession Report is available for viewing
Each year, the department accepts proposals/concepts for new permanent concessions within the park system.
Temporary concessions help to enhance park services offered to patrons during peak times of usage throughout the year on parkland. Temporary concession permits are issued on a request basis. To apply for a permit, please complete and submit an application. Only one permit per park is allowed.
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. In response to the growing demand for the commercial use of public parkland, the Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of developing a temporary concession permitting process which will incorporate this type of use into its existing temporary concession permitting process.
Special Event Concessions
With the exception of the Trail of Lights and the Halloween Trick or Treat Trail all of the larger special events held in parks are rentals. Please contact the event promoter to vend at these special events.