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Parks Division

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.

Making a reservation

Park reservations can be made on a first-come, first-served basis at the Parks and Recreation offices at the Community Center. Reservations can be made from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Weekday reservations must be made 3 days prior to the reservation date (This does not include the date reserved.). Weekend reservations must be made before 8 p.m. on the Wednesday before the reservation date.

Please note that Veterans Park at Rivergate does not accept reservations for Sundays

Neighborhood Parks

Reservations are accepted 180 days (6 months) in advance per the participant limits set for each site.

Community Parks

Playing fields and pavilions may only be reserved up to 90 days in advance. Reservations are accepted for sports fields, pavilions and special events.

Undeveloped park sites

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.

Fees

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.

Pavilions

Group pavilions are available at:

Charles Ray Park

C-24 Canal Park

Jaycee Park

Jessica Clinton Park

Lyngate Park (2)

McChesney Park

Oak Hammock Park

River Place Park

Rotary Park

Sandhill Crane Park

Sportsman's Park

Sportsman's Park West

Turtle Run Park

Veterans Park at Rivergate

Whispering Pines Park

$20.28 (three-hour minimum)

Family pavilions are available at:

Charles Ray Park

Fred Cook Park

Girl Scout Friendship Park

Kiwanis Park (2)

Elks Lodge #2658 / Friendship Park

Veterans Park at Rivergate

Whispering Pines Park

$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:

Charles Ray Park

150 person maximum
$33.99 (three-hour minimum)
Each additional hour—$10.42                        

Special facilities (for weddings/special request uses)

River Deck available at Tom Hooper Family Park

$20.28 (three-hour minimum)
Each additional hour—$10.42   

Sports fields 

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)
Baseball/softball field—$4.88
Soccer/football/multi purpose field—$8.64

Lining fields
Check with park staff to find out if field is already lined or if lining is needed.

Baseball/softball—$10.56
Available only at sports fields at the following parks: Jessica Clinton, Lyngate, Sandhill Crane, Sportsman's, and Whispering Pines.

Soccer/football/rugby/lacrosse/etc.—$64.74
Available only at sports fields at the following parks: McChesney, Jessica Clinton, Sportsman's West, and Whispering Pines.

"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.

Mobile sound stage rental

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, llankow@cityofpsl.com.

Mobile bleachers rental

The bleachers seat up to to 180 people. For rental pricing contact Larry Lankow, Recreation Supervisor/Special Events at (772) 871-7362, llankow@cityofpsl.com.

Use of special activities or other entertainment at reserved sites

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.

Special activities liability requirements

The following will be required of anyone who wants to include special entertainment activities on a reserved city parks location:

  1. Completed and signed hold harmless agreement, which must include company name and item being rented
  2. Liability Insurance listing the City of Port St. Lucie as additionally insured. (Compliance: four (4) days prior to a week-day reservation or by Wednesday 5 p.m. for a weekend reservation.)

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.

Personally owned amusement items

Use of customers or friends personally owned non-commercial operated amusement items is prohibited.

Payment of fees

For both single date and multiple date reservations payment is due in full upon confirmation of the reservation.

Tournament fees

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. 

Holiday reservations

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.

Alcohol beverage consumption permit

Available at the following parks only. (list parks)

Fee—$29.67

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).

Attendance

If attendance is expected to exceed 300 persons, then there may be an additional charge for additional Parks and Recreation staff member

Unmanned facilities

See listed maximum attendance per facility.

There will be no alcoholic beverages permitted or petting zoo allowed.

Free users

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.

Reservations requiring a police officer

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. 

Excessive noise

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.

Rescheduling

You will be permitted to reschedule a reservation one time at no additional charge if:

  • The request to reschedule is made 14 days prior to the reservation date (not including reserved date); or
  • Parks and Recreation staff had to cancel the reservation because the site became unavailable

You will not be permitted to reschedule without incurring additional fees if:

  • Team/group members could not make it or did not show up in time without notice
  • Assumed it was raining at the park and that an event was cancelled for bad weather without checking with Parks and Recreation staff; or

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.

Refunds

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:

  • 15 days or more prior to reserved date—50 percent
  • 14 days or less prior to reserved date—no refund
  • Extenuating or unforeseeable circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Weather conditions

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).


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