Parks-Nelson

Facility Rental & Use

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Facility Rentals

Rentals are made on a first-come first-serve basis and can be done online at www.abilenetx.com/signup or in person at the Community Services Office at 633 Walnut.  The administrative staff for the Recreation Division is located in the Community Services Building at 633 Walnut. Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8am - 5pm

Facilities can be reserved for up to one year in advance.

Festival Gardens

The Festival Gardens located in Nelson Park is an outdoor facility available for private rentals. This lighted facility has picnic seating for 104 individuals, kitchen facilities, a large barbecue grill, a sand volleyball court, three horseshoe/washer pits, a half court basketball area, and a playground. The outdoor facility is open to the public when not rented. Reservation information: 325-676-6217 or 633 Walnut.

Park Use

If you would like to use any of our parks for a special event, click below for the proper application. There is no smoking or alcoholic beverages permitted in any City Parks or Facilities.