Facility Use policies & procedures

The City of Palm Beach Gardens strives to offer residents and guests premier facilities that complement the City’s high quality of life. Through our attractive, clean and accessible recreational facilities, the City helps those in the community create memorable experiences that bring people together. Whether you are planning a birthday party, family reunion, business meeting, or sporting event, the City has a multitude of options for the occasion. 

Review the information below to learn more about the outstanding facilities managed by the City of Palm Beach Gardens and how to submit an application or utilize the different spaces for other services. The City reserves the right to amend these policies and procedures, as necessary. Compliance with all City policy and procedures is an obligation of the permit holder or private instructor.  Permit holders and private instructors who do not follow all of the policies, procedures, and guidelines listed are subject to losing permitting privileges indefinitely.  

City facilities are to be utilized for their intended use unless authorized by the City. Any request to use a facility other than for its intended purpose must be noted upon booking or submitting a request to book a facility.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The City shall not discriminate against any individual on the basis of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familiar status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or genetic information, with respect to any activity occurring at City facilities.

  1. Facilities & Hours
  2. Permit Types & Qualifications
  3. Private Instructor License
  4. Facility Maintenance & Closures

Palm Beach Gardens Operated Facilities

Normal permit hours for indoor City facilities are the corresponding business hours at each facility. Specific areas of a park which have been lighted for use at night, may be used until 11:00 p.m. Permit requests for time periods outside of these ranges will be at the discretion of the City of Palm Beach Gardens. Any requested change to these hours should be noted on the Facility Request Form. Events or other permits requiring staff coverage on Saturday, Sunday, or City-recognized holidays will incur additional fees.
Property Name Address Property Amenities
Burns Road Community Center 4404 Burns Rd Indoor basketball/volleyball/pickleball courts, aquatics complex, 
auditorium, dance studios, art studio, meeting/event
spaces, pavilions
Gardens North County District Park 5101 117th Ct N 8 multipurpose fields, agility training course, concession stand
Gardens Park Baseball Complex 4301 Burns Rd 10 youth baseball fields, 1 high school baseball field, concession
stands
Joseph R. Russo Athletic Complex
at City Park
5070 117th Ct N 2 multipurpose fields, 4 tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, pavilion,
concession stand
Lake Catherine Sportsplex 9470 MacArthur Blvd 4 youth softball fields, concession stand
Lilac Park 4175 Lilac St 1 multipurpose field, 1 high school baseball field, concession
stand, dog park
Palm Beach Gardens Tennis &
Pickleball Center
5110 117th Ct N 20 Har-Tru clay tennis courts, meeting/event spaces, cafe
PGA National Park 1 Ryder Cup Dr 3 multipurpose fields, 2 adult softball fields, disc golf course
Plant Drive Park 10113 Plant Dr 1 youth softball field, 12 pickleball courts, 2 basketball courts,
skatepark
Mirasol Park 12385 N Jog Rd 2 multipurpose fields, 1 adult softball field, concession stand

How to Apply

Each permit applicant must first create an account in our online registration system.  Please note: If you have previously obtained a permit, you have an account!  Send an email to recinfo@pbgfl.com if you are having trouble accessing your account.  Applicants must have a valid email address on file as that will be the main communication source.  

Daily Permit:  Daily facility permits for some facilities (pavilions, some courts, and fields) may be secured directly online.  For all other facilities and times not posted online, a Facility Permit Application must be submitted.

Block and Event/Tournament/Camp Permit:  A permit application must be submitted for those wishing to secure a Block or Event/Tournament/Camp permit.  

Permit Application Steps

The City charges a non-refundable $1 permit application fee.  If the permit is approved, the application fee will be applied to the permit fees. Please see the fees section below for payment requirements.

  1. Visit the City’s online registration portal.  Navigate to the requested facility type.  
  2. Use the Facility Search Criteria to navigate to the requested date.  Click the Search button to apply any new Search Criteria.
  3. Select a time slot for the facility.  Note: You may edit the requested time in a later step.  For Block or Event/Tournament/Camp permit requests, you may also select a range of dates in a later step.
  4. Once you click the time slot, click "Add to Cart" to proceed.  If you have not already logged in to your account, you will be asked to do so at this point.
  5. Answer, in detail, any questions pertaining to the permit application.  Any questions not answered truthfully may result in an indefinite suspension of permitting privileges.
  6. Complete the Permit Information fields.  You may change the start/end dates, start/end times, select whether the permit requires a pattern (Block and multi-day Event/Tournament/Camp permits must select an option).
  7. Sign off on all waivers.
  8. Continue, Proceed to Checkout, and pay the $1 application fee.
  9. Staff will review the application and communicate with the applicant (via email or phone) as to whether the applicant is approved, rejected, needs additional information or documentation, or if a change of time, date, or location is necessary to accommodate the permit.
  10. If a permit is approved, fees will be charged according to the information below.

Fees

Facility fees are charged based on the City’s Master Fees and Charges Schedule, approved by Palm Beach Gardens City Council on an annual basis. A credit card must be kept on file for all permit holders - the credit card on file may be charged for facility use exceeding the permit, or damage caused to a facility during the permit.  If a prepaid permit is canceled by the City due to adverse weather or any other reason, the credit card used to pay for the permit will be refunded within 48 hours. 

Daily Permit

Upon approval of any daily permit application, the City will charge the applicant in full for the permit.  The credit card that was used to pay the $1 permit application fee will be charged.    

Block Permit

Fees for block permits will be charged to the credit card on file monthly, in the last three days of the month for the next month’s facility usage.  For example, June’s permits will be charged between May 29-31.  

Event/Tournament/Camp Permit

All applicable fees must be paid in full prior to any permitted facility use.  

Fees will be due according to the payment plan listed on the quote for the event, tournament, or camp.  For tournaments and events, 25% of the quoted fees is due to secure the facility and date(s).  The remaining 75% is due no less than 45 days in advance of the tournament or event start date.  For camps up to five days in duration, all applicable fees must be paid in full to secure the facility and date(s).  For camps longer than five days, fees will be due on a weekly basis after the first five days have been paid in full to secure the facility and date(s).  

Cancellation Policy

The City reserves the right to move or cancel any permit for any reason. In the event the City cancels a permit, the permit holder will be refunded in full.  

Cancellation of a daily permit or single use of a block permit must be done by the permit holder using the City’s online registration system.  If a daily permit or single use of a block permit is canceled by the permit holder:

  • more than 14 days in advance, 5% of the fee paid will be forfeited.
  • less than 14 days in advance but more than 7 days in advance, 10% of the fee paid will be forfeited.
  • less than 7 days in advance but more than 48 hours in advance, 50% of the fee paid will be forfeited.
  • less than 48 hours in advance, no refunds will be granted.

Notice of request to cancel a tournament or event must be emailed to recinfo@pbgfl.com.  If a tournament or event is canceled by the permit holder:

  • more than 90 days in advance, 5% of the total quoted fees will be forfeited.
  • less than 90 days in advance but more than 45 days in advance, 10% of the total quoted fees will be forfeited.  If the permit holder gives notice within this window that less facilities are needed, 10% of the fees for the canceled facilities will be forfeited.
  • less than 45 days in advance but more than 14 days in advance, 50% of the total quoted fees will be forfeited.  If the permit holder gives notice within this window that less facilities are needed, 50% of the fees for the cancelled facilities will be forfeited. 
  • less than 14 days in advance, no refunds will be granted.