Park visitors can reserve picnic areas, event space, volleyball courts, and sports fields in the park. A permit ensures exclusive access to an area in the Park, detailed below. Groups smaller than 75 people may enjoy picnic areas without a reservation, however we recommend reservations to ensure your spot in the park. Groups without a permit should check park kiosks for existing reservations prior to setting up.
Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Memorial Park Conservancy share responsibility for making reservations, and the process for each facility is detailed below.
Picnic tables are located throughout the park and may be reserved for private events through the Memorial Park Conservancy. Browse the options using the facility maps, link above, or our general park map. Picnic areas do not have electricity. To make a reservation, please submit the MPC Rental Application.
Cullen Running Trails Center
Indoor and outdoor spaces are available for rent at the CRTC located at 7575 North Picnic Lane Houston, TX 77007. To make a reservation, please submit the MPC Rental Application.
Sand Volleyball Courts
Memorial Park is home to four very popular sand volleyball courts, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can reserve your courts ahead of time to ensure your spot on the courts! Memorial Park Conservancy also offers net rentals for an additional fee. To make a reservation, please submit the MPC Rental Application.
Sports Fields, Tennis Center, Fitness Center, and Memorial Park Golf Course
Memorial Park Conservancy is able to accommodate special events on a limited basis in the Park. To inquire about the possibility of hosting your event in the Park, please contact MPC at 713-863-8403 x3.
Photography and Film Permits
A permit is required for any photo or film shoots, with the exception of personal-use photography and film. Permit applications are reviewed and awarded through Memorial Park Conservancy's permit evaluation process. Fees will be based on park impact and park user impact; price estimates can be found by clicking Pricing Information, above.
Group Exercise Permits