Grapevine Parks and Recreation Policies and Permits

Grapevine Parks and Recreation Policies and Permits

Learn more about the policies for our many Parks and Aquatic facilities.

Grapevine Parks and Recreation Policies and Permits

For Additional Information

  • For further information regarding city park pavilions, lake park pavilions, the Bessie Mitchell House, The REC rentals, or aquatic facility rentals please contact us at 817.410.3455.


Registration and Use Policies

City Park Pavilion

Park pavilions are booked for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 9 hours. The reservation time includes all set up and clean up time; no additional time is allotted for these activities.


Lake Park Pavilion

Meadowmere and Rockledge Parks close at sunset. Reservations at the Meadowmere or Jackson Pavilions need to be ended, cleaned up, and participants are to exit the park at sunset.


The REC of Grapevine

Reservation cancellations must be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the reservation date, or deposit will be forfeited.


Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park Wedding and Reception

Weddings hosted in the Botanical Gardens are available to Grapevine residents only; bride, groom, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather and/or siblings of the bride and groom.

Special Events Permits

Special Event Permit

The purpose of the Special Event Permit application is to protect the public and ensure you have a safe and successful event. Applicants seeking a Special Event Permit must submit a legible and complete Special Event Permit application no less than 60 days prior to the event date to allow time for review and to complete any required adjustments to your application as requested by the City. Incomplete applications and applications received less than 60 days prior to the event date may be subject to denial.

Effective May 2019, a $125 non-refundable Special Event Permit application fee is required at the time of submission. Additional permits and/or fees may be required depending on location, need for additional City staff, trash clean up, facility rental, or temporary restrooms among other requirements.

In addition to the above permit application, if your event location is at a City of Grapevine Lake Park, an Army Corps of Engineers permit is also required.

Some Special Event Permits require accompanying documents to be submitted with your application depending on size, type and location of your event.

For further information please contact administration at 817.410.3122.

Special Event Permit Application

Thank you for considering Grapevine for your event. By providing the information below, you will help us to determine how to assist in making your event safe and pleasant for all involved.


Corp of Engineers Special Event and Lake Activity Permit Application

The permittee shall comply with all applicable federal laws and regulations, lease conditions, and with all applicable laws and ordinances.



City of Grapevine Park Regulations

Reservations of facilities have priority use. For reservations in City Parks and Lake Parks, call 817.410.3470. For reservations at The REC of Grapevine, call 817.410.3450.