Midlothian boasts 14 beautiful parks and a variety of sport facilities that can be enjoyed by the public and rented for private use as available.
City parks and sport facilities provide recreational spaces for residents of all ages. Parks are generally open to the public from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., except for those in residential areas where closing time is dusk. Playgrounds in all parks are shaded. All playgrounds meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Many of the parks feature free Wi-Fi. Picnic and outdoor party facilities are available for rental (two-hour minimum) on a first-come, first-served basis.
Youth sport associations organize recreational leagues throughout the year. City-related functions and registered sport associations have priority use of Midlothian parks and facilities. Sport facilities are available for rental by the general public during off-seasons, subject to availability.
All facilities available for rental are described here. Facilities may be rented online after an account is set up.
Leashed pets are welcome in our parks but not on the sport fields. Please make sure to pick up after your pets. Not only does cleaning up after your pet help ensure clean parks, it is the healthy and environmentally sound thing to do. Pet waste can be harmful to people and is a contributor to water pollution when washed into storm sewer systems and streams. Pet Waste Stations are available at most of our local parks. Please see our Pet Waste Information Sheet for helpful hints.
Back Alley Plaza
152 Plaza Drive (View map) One-acre plaza in the heart of downtown Midlothian and adjacent to the Old Firehouse. Beautifully landscaped with trees and flowers, with parking for downtown dining and shopping.
Civic Center Park
224 S. 11th Street (View map) Six-acre park with large multi-purpose fields and restrooms. It is home to Midlothian Youth Football League and is not available for rent through the city. Questions about use of this park should be directed to the management of the Civic Center.
Hawkins Spring Park & Skate Park
1498 FM 1387 (View map) A 21.7-acre community park with nine lighted and irrigated soccer fields, concession stand, public picnic tables, playground, water fountain, public restrooms, and a public skate park.
234 N. 8th Street, between Ave E and F (View map) A quiet and peaceful downtown park, landscaped with beautiful flower beds, lots of shade trees, and a walking path. Site of the Larkin Newton Log Cabin, which was originally constructed in 1848 and relocated to its current location in 1992. Community events are held here throughout the year, including a weekly open-air market held from May through December, an annual scarecrow festival, organized by the Downtown Business Association, and winter holiday festivities.
1711 Meadow Lane, on the corner of Westview Terrace. (View map) Ten-acre community park with 5lighted baseball fields, bleachers, concession stand, playground, restrooms, and two public picnic tables.
801 W. Avenue F. & N. 2nd Street (View map) A 2.9-acre, fenced community park located in the center of downtown. Kimmel Park has a charming bandstand, pavilion, 1/4-mile perimeter walking trail, benches, water fountain, playground, picnic tables, restrooms, and lots of shade trees. There are 85 parking spaces (4 handicapped) at the park.
Bandstand at Kimmel Park
Rental hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week
The bandstand may be reserved (two-hour minimum and subject to availability). It has three tables.
Pavilion at Kimmel Park
Rental hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week
The Pavilion may be reserved (two-hour minimum and subject to availability). It has six tables.
200 S. 7th Street & W. Railway Avenue (View map) Peaceful 0.25-acre community park with a central pavilion, surrounded by landscaped trees and plenty of beautiful flowers, benches, a picnic table. and a toddler playground. Park closes at dusk.
Midlothian Community Park
3601 S. 14th Street, north of Ashford Lane (View map). Phase one opened February 3, 2017, with 13, various-sized soccer fields. a football practice field, and a lighted competition field (complete with home and visitor stands and a scoreboard), concession stand and 13 public picnic tables, restrooms, water fountains, playground, walking trail (one-mile loop around the perimeter and 3/4-mile interior pathways). Phase two of the total 105-acre park will be open in winter 2021.
1111 Walter Stephenson Road, south of Highway 287 Bypass (View map) This four-acre park has separate areas for small and large dogs, agility equipment, 1/3-mile walking trail, restrooms, drinking fountain/bottle filler, lighting, and security cameras.
1000 S. 14th Street, south of George Hopper Rd. intersection (View map) A 25-acre sports complex, maintained in cooperation with Midlothian Independent School District. It has four lighted softball fields, eight lighted tennis courts, a football field with quarter-mile track, a basketball court, four sand volleyball courts, concession stand, restrooms, and a free, outdoor, shaded, bodyweight circuit-training fitness court. Member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), our courts are an official USTA member facility.