City of Friendswood, Texas

City Parks & Reservations

Link to Park Rules

A permit and reservation are required for any gathering of more than 25 people. To check availability or make a reservation over the phone, please call Parks & Recreation at 281-996-3220.  Deposit and Fee must be paid in full to make a reservation, no "hold" reservations will be made.  Visa, Discover and MasterCard are accepted online and over the phone, cash & check are accepted in our office at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr., Second floor.

Classes, including boot camps and personal training, are prohibited in all City parks, except with a permit and permission from the Director of Parks & Recreation.  All parks are maintained to good condition.  Parks include security lighting as well as video surveillance.  For more information please call the Parks & Recreation office at 281-996-3220.

Friendswood City Council has approved new fees for park rentals and reservations. Non-profit groups may receive the Resident Rate with 501(c)(3) documentation. 

To make a reservation online, please go to parks.friendswood.com. 

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STEVENSON PARK: Volleyball and basketball courts are closed. The tennis courts are still open.

 CENTENNIAL PARK: Basketball courts are closed.

All city playgrounds and the splashpad are open. Please play with caution, as they are not sanitized reguarly. 

Located at 416 Morningside.  The newly renovated Activity Building houses the Friendswood Senior Citizen Program and provides fitness classes, meeting room space, etc. to the whole community.  For more information please contact the Activity Building at 281-482-8441. 

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Maintenance is currently being conducted on the lighting at Centennial Park. No large gatherings are allowed on any fields.

Located at 2200 S. Friendswood Dr. Facilities include: 2 picnic pavilions, a 1/2 mile, paved, hiking/jogging trail, playground, concession, restrooms, 6 lighted soccer fields, 1 small lighted practice field, 2 lighted football fields with scoreboards, 4-lane recreational track, 2 lighted multipurpose fields located in a detention, and the Evelyn B. Newman Amphitheater.  To reserve online go to parks.friendswood.com.

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The park allows for Friendswood Youth Sports groups and the City of Friendswood to expand on local, state and national tournaments along with the expansion of current programming.

The park is also home to the 4th of July evening program and fireworks show.  In addition to the 4th of July, the City also hosts an annual Youth Fishing Derby competition at the 3.5 acre retention pond.  The pond is stocked twice a year by Texas Parks & Wildlife.


Pavilions

 

$200.00 (refundable) Clean-up and security deposit
$75.00 Fee (resident- must provide a copy of City of Friendswood water bill)
$175.00 Fee (non-resident)
Each pavilion has 9 picnic tables.

 

Soccer/Football Fields:
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Daily fee - $25.00 per hour per field
Field set up (optional) fee - $250.00 per day

*A permit for field use must be acquired through the Parks & Recreation Department before fees are assessed.


Evelyn B. Newman Amphitheater

Resident Rate- must provide a copy of City of Friendswood water bill
$500.00 (refundable) Clean-up and Security Deposit
$250.00 Rental Fee

Non-Resident Rate
$500.00 (refundable) Clean-up and Security Deposit
$350.00 Rental Fee

 


Admission Fee: Any event that charges an admission fee shall pay the City of Friendswood 10% (percent) of the gross receipts from the admission fee and any concessions sold.

Located off of FM 528 and Moore Road (2910 W. Parkwood). This is a 27 acre multi-purpose sports park. This facility contains 4 lighted adult softball fields, 4 lighted youth softball fields, concession stands and restrooms. Two split softball complex facilities, which accommodates girls softball and adult softball leagues.

Please contact Parks & Recreation for rental information: 281-996-3220.

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The dog park is not open to reservations but visit the park page to learn more about the park rules, hours, and more.

Located at 2533 Davis Prairie Ln. The newest addition to the Friendswood community.  Facility currently includes: 2 fishing docks, 1 kayak/canoe launch, 1 pavilion with 4 picnic tables, 1 restroom building, multiple fitness workout stations along a 1 mile hiking/jogging/biking trail, picnic tables, benches, and small barbeque pits.  To make reservations for the pavilion online, go to parks.friendswood.com.  The lake is stocked 4 times a year by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

 

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Park Rules

  1. PARK HOURS ARE SUNRISE TO SUNSET
  2. NO WADING, SWIMMING OR SCUBA DIVING
  3. DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH AND YOU MUST ADHERE TO ALL CITY PET LAWS
  4. NO GLASS CONTAINERS
  5. NO ALCOHOL ON PREMISES
  6. NO LOUD MUSIC
  7. PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE; VIOLATORS WILL BE SUBJECT UP TO $500 FINE.
  8. NO GASOLINE POWERED MOTORS
  9. NO HUNTING ALLOWED
  10. ONE LIFE JACKET PER PERSON REQUIRED WHEN IN A BOAT OF ANY KIND
  11. ROD AND REEL FISHING ONLY
  12. ONLY TWO FISHING RODS PER PERSON AT A TIME
  13. FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED IF OVER THE AGE OF 17
  14. NO SELLING OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES
  15. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ON TRAILS
  16. NO LITTERING
  17. NO FISHING TRAPS, NOODLING, BOW FISHING, NETTING, LIMB LINES, OR TROTLINES
  18. NO CLEANING OF FISH ON PREMISES
  19. NO COMMERCIAL FISHING
  20. ALL ICE CHESTS ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION
  21. ALL FISH CAUGHT MUST ADHERE TO SLOTTING REGULATIONS
  22. MUST ADHERE TO ALL TEXAS PARK & WILDLIFE RULES & REGULATIONS
  23. TO REPORT VIOLATIONS MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30AM – 5:30PM,
    CALL 281-996-3220
  24. TO REPORT VIOLATIONS ON WEEKENDS OR AFTER HOURS,
    CALL 281-996-3300

Located at 901 Buckingham in Regency Estates. This facility is available for small and large social events, private parties and many other activities.

Tables and chairs for about 150 people are included, if more are needed, individuals must supply their own.
30 rectangular table - 8 feet long, seat 8
5 round tables - 6 feet long, seat 8
150 folding/plastic sturdy chairs

Also included:
Small kitchen with microwave, oven/range, and refrigerator (no ice machine).

Dimensions are ~100x60 - 6,000 sq ft.

Building capacity is 300.

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Rentals:

$500.00 (refundable) Damage deposit

$250.00 - Janitorial (cleaning) fee for reservations taking place on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evenings (after 6pm).


Non-Profit Groups (with 501(c)(3) status)
$25.00 per hour

 

Resident*
$60.00 per hour

$750.00 all day (8am-11pm)

*Proof of residency required - Friendswood water bill or copy of property taxes must be shown in office (910 S. Friendswood Dr.)

Non-Resident
$80.00 per hour

$1050.00 all day (8am-11pm)

*Reservations can be made up to 1 year in advance
To make reservations online, please go to parks.friendswood.com.

Located at 300 Briarmeadow. Facilities include: pavilion, picnic tables, concrete ping pong table, dog park, and walking a trail. The park also includes a pedestrian bridge over Cowards Creek connecting Old City Park to Stevenson Park.

Click for more Dog Park information

Rentals:

$200.00 (refundable) Clean-up and security deposit

$75.00 Fee (resident- must provide a copy of City of Friendswood water bill)
$175.00 Fee (non-resident)

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Located at 205 Stadium Drive, behind Westwood Elementary School. This facility contains 19 acres of baseball, and multi-purpose fields which are used for various youth and adult sports leagues.

Please contact Parks & Recreation for rental information: 281-996-3220.

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Located on 1100 South Friendswood Drive (FM 518) by Fire Station #1. This beautiful park can be enjoyed by the entire family and includes the following amenities: 

  • Friendswood Sesquicentennial Pool- Can be reserved for Pool Parties.
  • Gazebo- Lighted area can be reserved for wedding ceremonies, etc.
  • Large Rotary Pavilion- Lighted area can be reserved for reunions, company parties, etc.
  • Small Rotary Pavilion - Lighted area can be reserved for birthday parties, small company parties, etc.
    *Pavilion/Gazebo are covered areas.
  • Tennis- Four lighted and fenced tennis courts are free to the public daily. Open daily from 4AM-11PM. 
  • Sand Volleyball- Three sand volleyball courts are free to the public daily. Open daily from 4AM-11PM. 
  • Basketball- 1 outdoor court is free to the public daily. Open daily from 4AM-11PM. 
  • Jogging Trail- 0.48 mile, crushed granite jogging trail. 
  • Playgrounds- 3 playgrounds for a variety of ages and abilities.
  • Splashpad- 3 section splashpad with different spray features. Open daily from 8AM-8PM.
  • Pedestrian Bridge-  Walking foot bridge to Old City Park.

Light controls for the sand volleyball pits, basketball court and tennis courts are located at the entrance of the tennis court, along the fence. 

Large Rotary Pavilion - Along Shadwell

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$200.00 (refundable) Clean-up and security deposit

No time restrictions

$75.00 Fee (resident- must provide a copy of City of Friendswood water bill)
$175.00 Fee (non-resident)

Pavilion has 12 picnic tables

Small Rotary Pavilion - Near Splashpad

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$200.00 (refundable) Clean-up and security deposit

Time Slots:

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

$75.00 Fee per time slot (resident- must provide a copy of City of Friendswood water bill)
$175.00 Fee per time slot (non-resident)

Pavilion has 4 picnic tables

No bounce houses or inflatables allowed at this pavilion.

Reservations for the Small Rotary Pavilion do not include private reservations for the splashpad. The splashpad does not accept any reservations, and is open to the public daily from 8AM-8PM, March thru October. 

Gazebo

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$200.00 (refundable) Clean-up and security deposit

No time restrictions

$50.00 Fee (resident- must provide a copy of City of Friendswood water bill)
$75.00 Fee (non-resident)

Gazebo does not have any tables or chairs

Splashpad

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The splashpad is open to the public daily from 8AM-8PM, March thru October. 

To make reservations for any of our amenities, excluding the splashpad, please go to parks.friendswood.com.

Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. 

Park Amenities:

Park amenities are free to use on a first-come, first serve basis.  Park amenities may only be utilized for the purpose in which they were intended to be used.

Fitness Instruction, Groups & Classes:

For information about teaching, leading or instructing a fitness or health based group or class please contact Heather Whitty, Recreation Manager at 281.996.3276 or hwhitty@friendswood.com. The City is currently seeking fitness instructors.

Rentals & Reservations:

A permit and reservation are required for any gathering of more than 25 people.  To check availability or make a reservation, please go to parks.friendswood.com .  Deposit and Fee must be paid in full to make a reservation, no "hold" reservations will be made.  Visa, Discover, & MasterCard are accepted over the phone, cash & check are accepted in our office at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr.

Security:

Security will be arranged for any rental consisting of 75 or more persons in attendance and/or if alcohol will be present. Security will be charged at a rate of $55 per hour, per officer. The Friendswood Police Department will determine the number of officers required for the reservation. The security fees will be added to the renter’s account and the Parks and Recreation Department will advise the renter of the security fee amount by email. The renter must pay the fee balance within 72 hours of receipt of this email or the reservation will be cancelled. (Effective 3/2/20)