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 23 parks!  The events office also manages permitting for temporary concessions, commercial use and filming requests. See our "learn more" page for information about picnic or event facilities and submit a request online.

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

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Office and Payment Hours/Types

  • Monday - Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except City holidays. Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Pay Anytime:  Online see online payment guide
  • Pay In Person:  Cash, Check, Money Order - if more than 14 days from the permit/rental date