Parks & Recreation
Park Hours of Operation
The hours of operation for any city park shall be 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., however, special permission may be granted by the city manager or her designee for organized sports or special events which last past closing time. If special permission is granted, the city park shall close when the permitted activity ceases.
Frequently Asked Questions
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, bluegill, 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 anytime 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.