May 13, 2020 UPDATE:  

Park Reservations 

As of May 13, 2020, we are allowing park reservations, but adherence to the Governor’s recommendations should be followed.

You may now request a park reservation online!  Please bear with us while our payment capability is under construction.  We invite you to call the Public Works office at 903.784.9289 to pay for the reservation (there is a 5% convenience fee for credit card charges) or stop by our office at 50 W Hickory.   

Commitment of Responsibilities

The Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance of all parks, playgrounds, restrooms, pavilions, swimming pool, athletic fields and the two lakes in the city’s park system.

Parks is responsible for numerous other city properties consisting of over 240 acres as well as mowing of all roadside rights of way and creeks within the city limits where city easements have been established.

Common work provided by this Division includes upkeep on high grass, high weeds and visual hazards along the streets, sidewalks, pathways and parks to ensure safe passage by motorists and pedestrians.