Current Concession Contracts

Concession Location Phone Services Hours Ticket Prices Contract Term
Austin Rowing Club Lady Bird Lake 512-472-0726 Rowing and Sculling See website See website 03/01/2017 - 02/28/2019
Butler Pitch and Putt 201 Lee Barton Dr. 512-477-9025 Golf See website See website 08/13/2009 - 08/12/2019
EpicSUP 2200 South Lakeshore Blvd 512-940-2030 Stand-Up Paddle Boards See website See Website

02/07/2013 - 02/06/2023

Ryan Sanders Sports Services, LLC Clay/Kizer Golf Courses 512-238-2274 Management of Food and Beverage Concession Jimmy Clay/ Roy Kizer Variable based on menu item 10/12/2016-10/11/2026
Players Restaurant Lions Municipal Golf Course 512-478-9299 Food and beverages Lions Municipal Golf Course Variable based on menu item 07/15/2005 - 11/11/2019
Players Restaurant Morris Williams Golf Course 512-478-9299 Food and beverages Morris Williams Golf Course Variable based on menu item 08/20/2012 - 10/12/2019
Lone Star Riverboat South shore of Lady Bird Lake, near the Hyatt 512-327-1388 Riverboat cruises See website See website 07/17/2015 - 7/16/2025
Rowing Dock South shore of Lady Bird Lake, on Stratford Drive 512-459-0999 Kayaks, canoes, pedal boats See website See website 05/01/2007 - 04/30/2022
Texas Rowing Center North shore of Lady Bird Lake, near Austin High School 512-467-7799 Sculling, kayaks, pedal boats See website See website 05/19/2010 - 05/18/2020
Zilker Park Boat Rentals Zilker Park 512-478-3852 Canoes and kayaks See website See website 03/01/2011 - 02/28/2021
Zilker Zephyr Zilker Park 512-478-8286 Train rides

Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm

Sat-Sun: 10am-7pm, weather permitting

Children 1 and under are free

Children 1-11: $2

Adults 12-65: $3

Senior citizens 65 and older: $2

10/01/2008 - 09/30/2018

Concession Report

A year end concession report is prepared annually. The Annual Concession Report is available for viewing

New Concessions

Each year, the department accepts proposals/concepts for new permanent concessions within the park system.

Temporary Concessions

Temporary concessions help to enhance park services offered to patrons during peak times of usage throughout the year on parkland. Temporary concession permits are issued on a request basis. To apply for a permit, please complete and submit an application. Only one permit per park is allowed.

Commercial Use of Dedicated Parkland

The City of Austin has been experiencing a proliferation of commercial use on dedicated parkland for outdoor activities such as dog training, paddle boarding, sports classes and similar activities. In response to the growing demand for the commercial use of public parkland, the Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of developing a temporary concession permitting process which will incorporate this type of use into its existing temporary concession permitting process.

Special Event Concessions

With the exception of the Trail of Lights and the Halloween Trick or Treat Trail all of the larger special events held in parks are rentals. Please contact the event promoter to vend at these special events.