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The Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is happy to assist community members or organizations to host their special event. It is our goal to make sure that your special event is safe and compliant with local rules, laws, and regulations. The Special Events Coordinator is your concierge to help you navigate the application process.

To conduct a special event at a City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation facility, an application must be filled out completely and returned to the Parks and Recreation Department Office at 1338 E. 8th Street or emailed to [insert special events specific email] the Special Events Coordinator will contact you to discuss the details of your proposed event.

To help facilitate event planning there are two documents you will need to review in detail.

Click the hyperlinks to download and print.  

The Special Event Planning Guide This document is a guide with pertinent rules, regulations, and requirements needed to consider your application. The application is a separate document. The Special Events Planning Guide was developed to assist you, the event organizer, through the permit and application process. As the event organizer, it is your responsibility to ensure that event participants are provided with a safe and enjoyable event. It is our goal to assist you in planning a safe and successful event.

The Special Event Application  Please review the Special Event Planning Guide prior to completion! Applications will not be reviewed or approved until 100% complete. If you are unsure how to complete, please ask the Special Events Coordinator. Events that plan to have alcohol must be approved by the City Manager so please plan for sufficient time to submit for approvals.

Depending on the nature of the event it could be a time intensive process so please plan ahead as soon as you know when and where you'd like to host your event so we can work out any reservations, deposits, and rental fees.

All activites and events are weather permitting and subject to change.  Please follow us on social media @btxparks or dial 546-HELP.