The City of Beaumont is committed to the beauty, health, and environment of the community through thoughtful planning and maintenance of green spaces in parks, along roadways, and city-wide. The Department is responsible for the grounds and equipment in 38 City parks, the landscaping of 65+ sites around city-owned buildings such as the Julie Rogers Theatre and the Downtown Event Centre, the downtown sidewalks, 3-miles of Calder Avenue in the Historic District, and more than 600 acres of highway medians.

The Parks and Greenspace Management Department is dedicated to the goal of sustainability in greenspace management and urban forestry.  This is accomplished by reducing or avoiding the use of toxic chemicals and pesticides and adopting Earth-Kind landscaping methods.

 Earth-Kind Landscaping is a program developed by Texas A&M University to improve planting practices, conserve water, and protect the environment. It uses research-proven techniques and “combines the best of organic and traditional landscaping principles to create a horticultural system based on real world effectiveness and environmental responsibility.” Earth-Kind landscaping encourages:

  • Landscape water conservation
  • Reduction of fertilizer and pesticide use
  • Landscaping for energy conservation
  • Reduction of landscape wastes entering landfills

In addition to Earth-Kind methodology, the Department also follows the Bee City USA framework by incorporating pollinator-friendly plants into the landscape and protecting plants from pesticides.

Find a Park

Did you know there are 38 parks in the City of Beaumont? And we take care of them all! From the mowing to the planting, the beauty you see is manicured by our staff. 

Our Native Foliage

We pride ourselves on preservation of native foliage and habitats. Not only is Beaumont located on on two of the four US migratory bird flyways, but we also have unique flora and fauna you can only find in Southeast Texas.

Upcoming Projects & Updates

In 2023, the Beaumont City Council approved a $1.4 million budget for Parks improvements. Here, you can see current projects, timelines, and updates.  

Unfortunately in 2017, Hurricane Harvey left the Riverfront Park damaged and unusable. We have been working hard to bring life back to the park, and we’re one step closer now! FEMA is funding the majority of the project, and a contract was awarded to Callan Marine, Ltd. in January 2023.

Tentative timeline:

START: March 2023

COMPLETION: September 2024

Check out a Video of the 3D Rendering

The Historic Pear Orchard neighborhood has been a vital community in Beaumont for over 100 years. We plan to bring back the iconic pear trees and fig trees that once dotted the backyards of this neighborhood in South Beaumont, and plan to create edible gardens in food deserts around the City. Check back here for updates!

In February 2023, ExxonMobil Beaumont presented the City with a $100K check to go towards Parks & Recreation’s restoration of the Charlton-Pollard Park playground and discussed a future recycling initiative. Check back here for updates!

Parks Maintenance

Litter Clean-Up

The Parks and Greenspace Department is responsible for picking up roadside trash from all city parks, city streets, and highway medians/ditches in Beaumont. Sign up if you’re interested in participating in a volunteer clean up day and commit to keeping the City green and clean!

Urban Forestry

Trees intercept and absorb storm water, reducing runoff and soil erosion. This is particularly helpful given the flood issues the City experiences. Trees help clean the air by absorbing and storing carbon, removing it from the atmosphere. Trees can screen out noise pollution. They also provide habitat for wildlife, which is very important in an urban setting. The Parks and Greenspace Management Department is working to correct the decline in the number and the health of canopy tree stock throughout the city over recent decades as a result of the natural age process and severe weather conditions.

Pools and Splashpads

Did you know that there are two free public pools and 10 free public splash pads in the City of Beaumont? Facilities are maintained by the Parks and Greenspace Department and open seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Did you know? Beaumont is a designated Bee City. This means we’re committed to conserving pollinators by providing them a healthy habitat filled with a variety of native plants and nesting sites, and protecting them from pesticides and fertilizers. The benefits to the community include preserving a vital species for the ecosystem, improved local food production, combating pests, supporting small businesses, and building a community committed to biological diversity and sustainability.


You cannot reserve an entire park, as those are open to the entire community, but you can reserve a park shelter or community center.

Yes, parties are allowed, provided that all ordinances are followed. You can have a jumphouse and/or a tent, but we do not provide electricity or water.  You will need to provide your own power. No personal grills or alcohol are permitted in any city park.

Alcohol is not allowed in city parks or community buildings, unless it is a City-sponsored event such as Oktoberfest, for example.

Park shelters are available all over the city on a first, come first serve basis. They are covered and offer seating with trashcans. They can be reserved for no charge by calling 409.839.3613. 

There are four community centers at Alice Keith, Central Park, John Paul Davis and Rogers Park. Community centers come equipped with a kitchen (no stove), refrigerator, 200 chairs, 30 six-foot tables, and restrooms. They can be reserved for a fee by calling 409.839.3613 or submitting the booking inquiry form.

The City of Beaumont has 36 parks, 10 splash pads, four community centers, two pools, two hike and bike trails, one golf course, one dog park, one activity center, and one tennis center. Check out our Parks & Rec Guide to learn more.

A LOT! There’s tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, track, archery, disc golf, futsal, pickleball, and plenty of other team and individual sports to participate in. Learn more here.

Alice Keith Pool, Magnolia Pool and the 10 splash pads are open seasonally Memorial Day through Labor Day pending no staffing issues with lifeguards. Learn more here.

Camp registration typically opens in early April for two sessions – June and July. It is available for children ages 5-12 on a first come, first serve basis.

Every year, the City invests in improvements. In 2023, there was a 1.4 million dollar budget allocated to 11 Parks projects. Follow City Council for updates on specific projects and timelines.