The City of Port St. Lucie is proud of its beautiful and extensive park system, with almost 40 parks and recreational facilities that offer a wide variety of leisure activities to residents and visitors of all ages. You can view an interactive map showing the location of all of the city's parks, along with links to pages containing the address, hours, size and amenities offered at every one of these wonderful locations.
Park reservations can be made on a first-come, first-served basis at the Parks & Recreation offices at the Community Center. Reservations can be made from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
Please note that Veterans Park at Rivergate does not accept pavilion reservations for Sundays
Weekday athletic field reservations must be made three days prior to the reservation date, not including the date of reservation. Weekend athletic field reservations must be made before 8 p.m. on the Wednesday before the reservation date.
All park pavilion reservations can be reserved by 8 p.m. the day prior for next day reservations, provided payment and applicable paperwork is received.
Reservations are accepted 180 days (6 months) in advance per the participant limits set for each site.
Playing fields and pavilions may only be reserved up to 90 days in advance. Reservations are accepted for sports fields, pavilions and special events.
There are a number of small undeveloped park sites scattered throughout the city. In excess of 100 parcels, most of them are less than five acres in size. As undeveloped park sites, they are not open for use by the public. Please be advised that any entry on these properties is at the individual’s own risk.
If you are interested in reserving a park, please call (772) 878-2277 to check on availability, and then visit the Community Center to make your reservations.
The prices listed below do not include tax. All fees are subject to the Florida Department of Revenue sales tax pursuant to Chapter 12A-1.001. Tax exempt entities must provide a copy of exemption when making a reservation.
|Group pavilions are available at:|
Lyngate Park (2)
$20.28 (three-hour minimum)
|Family pavilions are available at:|
Kiwanis Park (2)
$11.36 (three-hour minimum)
Each additional hour—$10.42
Additional employee—$10.42/hour (if required by number of attendees or activities)
Multipurpose pavilion is available at:
150 person maximum
$33.99 (three-hour minimum)
Each additional hour—$10.42
River Deck available at Tom Hooper Family Park
$20.28 (three-hour minimum)
Each additional hour—$10.42
Three-hour minimum per field
Sports Fields with lights (official turf fields)—$20.28
Athletic Fields without lights (practice/open space fields)—$16.24
Each additional hour per field—$10.42
Lights (per field, per hour)
Soccer/football/multi purpose field—$8.64
Check with park staff to find out if field is already lined or if lining is needed.
"Downtime" for lighted sports fields
To ensure that the city’s sports playing fields are maintained to quality and safe standards, Parks and Recreation policies designate specified periods during the year when such fields are generally closed to use, with exceptions as approved by the department. This program has been in place since it was approved by the City Council in 1991 and has proven to be highly effective in maintaining our sports fields and reducing the need for major renovations or re-sodding.
The approved policy is defined as follows: "Downtime” is the closing of sports turf playing fields at specified intervals for maintenance, re-growth, repairs, or improvements. The Parks Administrator may alter specified periods as long as the alteration does not reduce the overall number of downtime days to less than (75) days in a calendar year; or less than (26) days in any consecutive period."
To check on downtime periods for any of the city’s lighted sports fields, call (772) 878-2277.
You can rent a state-of-the-art sound stage for your event or function within city limits. Fees are as follows:
$567 per day for private groups
$284.02 per day for non-profit group
A deposit is required.
Additional equipment is also available for rent. Contact Larry Lankow, Recreation Supervisor/Special Events at (772) 871-7362, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bleachers seat up to to 180 people. For rental pricing contact Larry Lankow, Recreation Supervisor/Special Events at (772) 871-7362, email@example.com.
Bounce house, pony rides and other such forms of entertainment must be identified at time of making your reservation, and such uses will only be permitted if policy requirements can be met in the time frame specified.
The following will be required of anyone who wants to include special entertainment activities on a reserved city parks location:
Failure to provide required documentation will be sufficient cause to deny the request for special activities. Notification of the denial will be sent to the resident seeking approval for the special activity and to Parks and Recreation staff.
Use of customers or friends personally owned non-commercial operated amusement items is prohibited.
For both single date and multiple date reservations payment is due in full upon confirmation of the reservation.
The Assistant Director or his designee must approve all tournaments, and a facility request form must be filled out before such a reservation can be confirmed.
There will be a 50 percent increase in fees for reservations for dates that fall on official city holidays The following are official city holidays: Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day.
Reservations are not accepted for New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Available at the following parks only. (list parks)
This permit does not permit sales of alcoholic beverages. Ask Parks and Recreation staff regarding state sales license requirements which include, among other things, additional liquor liability insurance.
May require presence of a police officer per current policy (at additional cost—see below).
If attendance is expected to exceed 300 persons, then there may be an additional charge for additional Parks and Recreation staff member
See listed maximum attendance per facility.
There will be no alcoholic beverages permitted or petting zoo allowed.
Sanctioned sports leagues, during regularly scheduled seasons and organizations sponsoring city parks shall be considered free users as established by the Port St. Lucie City Code, Chapter 96, Section 96.06. Non-profit groups, fundraising or special event groups may request a fee waiver by writing the Parks and Recreation Department detailing the cause for consideration and provide proper documentation.
Some requests for reservations (based on number of attendees and/or whether alcohol use is anticipated) will be subject to the requirement that the person or group seeking the reservation secure and pay for an off-duty city police officer(s) to be at the park on the day of the reservation.
Noise levels (i.e., loud music, etc.) at the parks could violate of Noise Ordinance No. 91-43. Residents are responsible to obtain the appropriate noise level permit from the Police Department. prior to the reserved date.
You will be permitted to reschedule a reservation one time at no additional charge if:
You will not be permitted to reschedule without incurring additional fees if:
If you seek to reschedule a reservation for a second time, you will be charged the full amount of a new reservation, unless there are mitigating circumstances, which will require the approval of the Parks Administrator or his designee.
You must notify Parks and Recreation staff at (772) 878-2277 as soon as possible if you want to cancel a reservation. Refunds for cancelled reservation will be processed as follows:
Rainout, lightning storms or high winds(25 mph or more) will permit rescheduling a reservation for a new date without incurring additional charges or a refund . Park staff must confirm that weather conditions necessitate cancellation of a reservation. Please call (772) 878-2277 for confirmation on the reserved date.
Requests for rescheduling or refunds in such instances will only be approved if you notify the Parks and Recreation Department at (772) 878-2277 within five days of the original reserved date (not including the reserved date).