Galveston County has
experienced a growing demand for use of park facilities for commercial purposes
including fitness classes, boot camps, sports instruction and food trucks
(mobile food and beverage vendors). In order to effectively manage the commercial
use of park facilities, the Parks & Cultural Services Department has
established a Commercial Use of Park Facilities Policy & Fees procedure. The goal of this
policy is to promote successful partnerships between public park users and
commercial entities, while ensuring the safety of all. The policy and fees have
been approved by the Galveston County Commissioners’ Court.
Commercial use includes anyone who sells food or
beverage in a Galveston County park that is not part of a permitted public/special
event; and anyone who offers education or instruction for which a fee is
collected by the organizer, producer or sponsor. Commercial use purposes
include, but are not limited to, exercise classes, fitness boot camps,
instructional classes, dog training, tennis instruction, horseback riding
instruction, personal training, organized camps/sport camps, mobile food or
beverage vendors, etc. The individual/business/organization may not operate in
any county owned park until a commercial use permit is issued.
How to Obtain a Commercial Use Permit:
Contact the Parks & Cultural Services Department via email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 409-934-8102 to request an application;
or visit our office Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.