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