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Buildings/Pavilions Policies

For more information regarding Precinct 4 buildings and pavilions, please contact Parks Reservations at 281-353-4196, or refer to the Harris County Park Rules and Regulations.

Indoor Community Buildings
  • No smoking in any community buildings is allowed.
  • Reservations are limited to a total of five hours. The five-hour reservation includes the time needed for setup, the event, and cleanup. Full-day reservations are NOT permitted.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in Precinct 4 community buildings and parks.
  • No glass containers are allowed.
  • Firearms and fireworks are prohibited.
  • Fund-raising activities are restricted to nonprofit organizations that have received approval and a written agreement from Harris County’s Commissioners’ Court.
  • Use of amplified equipment must be approved by park superintendent prior to event date.
  • No piñatas or water-related activities allowed in Precinct 4 parks.
  • No person or group shall use any area of the community buildings/parks for any purpose other than that for which it was reserved and designated.
  • Decorations are not allowed on walls, ceilings, pictures, windows, or doorways. All table decorations, displays, and equipment must be removed before leaving.
  • Pets are not allowed in community buildings, Mercer's formal gardens, or at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center except for working dogs assisting physically challenged individuals.
  • Kitchen areas are for warming and distribution only. All food is to be catered or covered dish. Food must be removed from building immediately following the function/event.
  • Weddings are prohibited.
  • Religious services or political rallies are prohibited.
  • An adult must supervise children under the age of 18 at all times.
  • It is at the discretion of the assigned staff where recreational items will be placed within the park.
  • Generators are required for any permitted entertainment items, e.g. popcorn poppers, cotton candy machines, etc.
  • All groups must notify the park staff when leaving the facility.
  • The person or group making the reservation is responsible for the behavior of all guests.
  • The group must leave building in the same condition as existed prior to usage. Abuse or violation of any amenity, facility, or park can result in denial of future reservations or use of the amenity, facility, or park.
 
Outdoor/Open Air Pavilions
  • The use of metal detectors is prohibited in all Precinct 4 parks and parkland.
  • Use of amplified equipment must be approved by park superintendent prior to event date.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in Harris County Precinct 4 Parks, except at Spring Creek Park pavilions, which requires an “Alcohol Reservation,” and assigned Harris County Precinct 4 constables.
  • No glass containers allowed in parks.
  • Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
  • No firearms or fireworks allowed in parks.
  • No piñatas or water–related activities allowed in parks.
  • No balloons allowed in Burroughs Park, Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, or Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center.
  • Weddings are prohibited in all Precinct 4 parks.
  • Religious services or political rallies are prohibited.
  • Littering and dumping are prohibited in parks.
  • Fund-raising activities are restricted to nonprofit organizations that receive prior approval and a written agreement from Harris County’s Commissioners’ Court.
  • No person or group shall use any area or facility of the park or pavilion for any purpose other than for which it is designed and designated.
  • It is at the discretion of the assigned staff where recreational items will be placed within the park.
  • An adult must supervise children under the age of 18 at all times.
  • Generators are required for any permitted entertainment items, e.g. moonwalks, popcorn poppers, cotton candy machines, etc.
  • The use of moonwalks requires insurance (from the moonwalk company) and proof of coverage must be presented at the time the equipment is set up in the park.
  • No generators, moonwalks, or pavilion decorations, such as streamers, are allowed in Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, or Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens.
  • All groups must notify the park staff when leaving the facility.
  • Groups and/or individuals are responsible for leaving pavilions in the same condition as existed prior to usage. Abuse or violation of any amenity, facility, or park can result in denial of future reservations or use of the amenity, facility, or park.