Parks & Recreation

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Bay City’s Park and Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing over 300 acres of developed and undeveloped open space, 24 parks including Le Tulle and Riverside Parks; 2 pools; 4 recreation facilities including the USO Building; and more. Parks and Recreation professionals and volunteers host community events each year. City employees and volunteers take great pride in enriching the lives of others through quality parks and programs designed and developed so that people of all ages, abilities, and income levels have the chance to participate in excellent recreational opportunities.


There is always something to see and do in a park, recreation facility or pool each and every day. You will find a program, an activity or a special place that brings you back again and again. We are just around the corner, we have something for everyone, and the benefits are endless.


Parks and Recreation Staff

Shawn Blackburn, Parks and Recreation Director                                                                                                                                    

Kelly Penewitt, Parks and Recreation Supervisor                                                                                                                                    

Kaitlin Corenfield, Secretary                                                                                                                                                                       

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Mission Statement: 

In partnership with our citizens, the Parks and Recreation Department provides park and recreation programs, facilities, and services which respond to changing needs within our communities.

We strive to protect and preserve a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the community and enriches the quality of life for present and future generations in a safe and secure environment.

Renting a Pavilion/Building:

If you are interested in renting a pavilion, the USO Building, or Train Depot you can either call Parks & Recreation or stop by the office to inquire information about the facility you would like to rent. All reservations must be made in person at Municipal Services Building located at 1217 Ave J.

The following facilities are available to rent year round:

  • Amistad Park - Pavilion
  • Duncan Park - Pavilion
  • Liberty Park - Gazebo
  • LeTulle Park - East Side Pavilion, Lake View Pavilion, and West Side Pavilion
  • Riverside Park - Pavilion (currently unavailable due to Hurricane Harvey)
  • Sports Complex - Softball Fields
  • City Field - Soccer Field
  • Joe Davis Field - Youth Baseball Field
  • USO Building - Multiple areas/rooms available to rent (501(c) 3 non-profit & government groups only)
  • Train Depot

Contact Us:

(979) 323-1660                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reservations/Registration

Municipal Services Building
1217 Avenue J
Bay City, TX 77414

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