Parks & Recreation
Serving the Generations
Our mission is to provide a variety of recreational, environmental, cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities that will benefit current and future generations. Whether you're looking for recreational programs for youth or seniors, beautiful green space, hours of operation at special facilities, or the perfect venue to host your special event, we have exactly what you're looking for. Take some time to explore our site and discover "what's happening" at Midlothian Parks & Recreation...where the possibilities are endless.
Community special events provide great family fun and entertainment. Go to our Special Event Page for our lineup of events and more information. Sign up to attend events organized by the Parks & Recreation Department throughout the year. Vendors and event participants may also register here. Print out our 2023 Special Event Calendar for future reference.
Applications and permits to host an outdoor special event or to participate as a vendor at an event may be accessed here. Permits are required for block parties, circuses, fairs, carnivals, festivals, or other types of special events that meet one of the following requirements: (1) run for longer than one day but not longer than two weeks, (2) are intended to or likely to attract substantial crowds, and (3) are unlike the customary or usual activities generally associated with the property where the special event is to be located. For questions about hosting an event call or email us, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (972) 775-7777.
Individuals and organizations may support Park facilities and activities through a variety of giving opportunities, including:
- Bench Dedication Program
- Brick Paver Program
- Legacy Tree Program
- Special Event Sponsorships
Park facilities and fields are rented by the hour. 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.
Some parks offer pavilions and other areas that may be rented for private parties.
Facility reservations, field scheduling, and fee payment are online. Cost of the rental can be found in the scheduling system. The CivicRec system requires users to set up an account one time. Call or email us for assistance, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (972) 775-7777.
Midlothian boasts 14 public parks equipped with recreational facilities, shaded playgrounds, walking trails, and open spaces for fun and relaxation. A rundown on all the parks and facilities is provided here.