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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Reserving a Facility

1. How can I Reserve a Pavilion/Shelter?
2. Who do I call to Rent a Parks & Recreation Facility?
3. How can I Schedule the use of an Athletic Field?
4. How do I Reserve Tennis Courts for lessons, camps or tournaments?


Reporting an Issue

1. City owned lot has trash/lawn overgrowth. Who maintains this?
2. How do I report Graffiti in our Park?
3. How do I report Lights Out in a Park?
4. How do I report a broken Drinking Fountain in a park?
5. How do I report an Alligator in a Lake?
6. Who cleans the Pavilions?
7. Who do I call about Trees that are overgrown or hanging low over the sidewalk?
8. Who do I call about Water guzzling in the median?
9. Who do I call to report that the Children's Water Play Fountain is not working?
10. Who do I call to get the Basketball/Tennis nets replaced in the parks?


General Questions

1. Can I bring Pets to a Park?
2. Can I bring Tents?
3. Can I bring extra Tables?
4. Can I have a DJ at my party?
5. May I bring my Own Grill into a Park?
6. May I drive Motorized Vehicles such as All-Terrain Vehicles in the Park?
7. What about Alcohol in Parks?
8. May I purchase a Tree for a Memorial?
9. Is there a charge to use the boat ramps?


Reserving a Facility

 

1. How can I Reserve a Pavilion/Shelter?
You can reserve a pavilion by going into our Administrative office or to any one of our Community Centers. Pavilions available for rent are located at Coleman Park, Currie Park, Dreher Park, Gaines Park, Howard Park and South Olive Community Center. Large pavilions hold up to 75 people, medium pavilions hold up to 40 people, and small pavilions hold up to 25. Contact each location directly for more information or visit our Facility & Pavilion Rentals page.

 

2. Who do I call to Rent a Parks & Recreation Facility?
Call administration at (561) 804-4900 or your local community center directly. Our Facility & Pavilion Rentals page has the locations and contact information for each individual community center.

 

3. How can I Schedule the use of an Athletic Field?
All athletic fields are scheduled by the Department of Parks and Recreation. They may be contacted by calling (561) 804-4900.

 

4. How do I Reserve Tennis Courts for lessons, camps or tournaments?
Courts can be reserved by calling Parks and Recreation at (561) 804-4900. Fees vary.

 

Reporting an Issue

 

1. City owned lot has trash / lawn overgrowth. Who maintains this?
These issues are handled by the Grounds Maintenance division, which you may reach at (561) 822-2150. Please be prepared with location information.

 

2. How do I report Graffiti in our Park?
Please call Parks Maintenance at (561) 822-2150.

 

3. How do I report Lights Out in a Park?
Please report lights out to Parks Maintenance at (561) 822-2150. Please provide the name and location of the park/field.

 

4. How do I report a broken Drinking Fountain in a park?
Please report this issue to the Parks Maintenance by calling (561) 822-2150. Be prepared to provide the name of the park.

 

5. How do I report an Alligator in a Lake?
Any size alligator in a city park is considered a nuisance. Report the alligator to Parks and Recreation Administration at (561) 804-4900 or (561) 822-2222. Please provide the name of the park and the specific lake in which the alligator was spotted.
If the alligator lives in a private lake, report it to the Nuisance Alligator hotline at (866) 392-4286. Only the landowner can request an alligator removal.

 

6. Who cleans the Pavilions?
Parks Maintenance cleans all picnic pavilions 7 days a week. To report a problem, call the City Hotline at (561) 822-2222.

 

7. Who do I call about Trees that are overgrown or hanging low over the sidewalk?
Trees in the swale are the responsibility of the adjacent property owner for trimming and maintenance. A tree that is causing a safety hazard should be reported to Parks Maintenance at (561) 822-2150.

 

8. Who do I call about Water guzzling in the median?
Please report this issue to Grounds Maintenance at (561) 822-2150. Be prepared to provide the location of the incident.

 

9. Who do I call to report that the Children’s Water Play Fountain is not working?
Please report this issue to Parks Maintenance at (561) 822-2150. Be prepared to provide the name of park.

 

10. Who do I call to get the Basketball/Tennis nets replaced in the parks?
Please report this issue to the Parks Maintenance by calling (561) 822-2150. Be prepared to provide the name of the park.

 

 

General Questions

 

1. Can I bring Pets to a Park?
Yes. Pets must be confined by the owner or on a leash not more than six (6) feet long and kept under physical control at all times. You’re responsible for removal of all waste. Signs are posted accordingly. If you want to allow your dog to run free, consider one of our Dog Parks located at Howard, Dreher, Mary Brandon, Sullivan and Osprey Parks.

 

2. Can I bring Tents?
Open tent shelters can be brought into and set up in parks with a pavilion reservation. They must be weighted down and cannot be staked into the ground. Staking can cause damage to the irrigation system and will result in a loss of deposit fees.

 

3. Can I bring extra Tables?
Yes, extra tables can be brought into the parks with a pavilion reservation.

 

4. Can I have a DJ at my party?
No. Amplified music and DJ's using speakers, public address systems, bullhorns, and stereo noise audible more than 100 feet from the source are prohibited.

 

5. May I bring my Own Grill into a Park?
No grills are to be brought into the park area for use. Most picnic areas have grills that you may use. However, upon leaving the area you are required to take your coals and embers with you. Leaving or dumping your coals/embers in the park is prohibited.

 

6. May I drive Motorized Vehicles such as All-Terrain Vehicles in the Park?
Motorized vehicles of any kind are only permitted in established parking lots and roadways. All-terrain vehicles or any other kind of motorized vehicles are prohibited on our trails and other areas within our parks.

 

7. What about Alcohol in Parks?
Beer and wine are only permitted under rented picnic pavilions. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all other outdoor areas in West Palm Beach parks and recreation facilities.

 

8. May I purchase a Tree for a Memorial?
Please call (561) 822-2150 and provide your name and address or phone number. Our Parks Maintenance will mail one to you or return your call.

 

9. Is there a charge to use the boat ramps?
Yes. Starting January 1, 2017 parking permits will be required for all boat trailer parking at the Currie Park boat ramps. Permits are available to purchase through our partners at Parkmobile.