As the weather begins to warm up, many are visiting the city park and its various features. Here are a few things you may want to know about the park to help plan your visit.
Q – Is swimming allowed in the park pond?
A – No. The pond is part of the park irrigation system with large intake lines could be dangerous for swimmers.
Q – Is fishing allowed in the park pond?
A – Yes. The pond has been stocked with catfish, blue gill, red ear and largemouth bass. However, it is “catch and release” only. A fishing license issued by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is required.
Q – Is camping overnight in the park allowed?
A – Overnight camping is prohibited in the park.Q – Are picnic table reservations required?
A – No. Picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pavilion may be reserved by calling City Hall at (817) 558-7447.
Q – Is the playground open to the public even if someone has reserved the pavilion?
A – Yes. The playground is open to the public for play any time during regular park operating hours. Even if the pavilion is reserved for a private function, the playground is for public use and cannot be reserved.
Q – Can ball fields be reserved for a family game?
A – Yes. Field reservations are scheduled by the Joshua Baseball Association. For more information, please visit the JBA website at www.eteamx.com/jbatx/
Q – Is smoking allowed anywhere in the park?
A – No. The use of tobacco products in any form, anywhere in the park, including parking lots, is prohibited by city ordinance.