Who runs Centennial Park?
Centennial Park is a private park, operated and managed by the Midland Downtown Park Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
What is the purpose of Centennial Park?
Most importantly, we want to provide a premier green space and gathering place in downtown Midland for the community to enjoy year-round. We also offer free programming opportunities and special event rentals on a limited basis.
How was the Park built?
Through private and public donations, the $18 million park project became a reality. We received 87% through private donations and the remaining from the City of Midland Hotel-Occupancy Tax and Midland County.
Who pays for the park operations?
The annual operations are funded through the Hotel Occupancy Tax collected by the City of Midland from visitors staying in hotels, the Downtown Midland Management District, and private donations.
When can I visit the Park?
Centennial Park is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. The administration office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Is the Park Free?
Yes! The park features, programming activities, Activity Cart, and Book Cart in Centennial Park are free. There may be times when the entire park is fenced off to the public for full park rental events, however, these events are accessible to the public by purchasing tickets. There will be times when certain areas of the park may be closed off to the public during private event rentals, but the remaining park space will be open to the public.
Where is the Park located?
Centennial Park is located at 200 West Wall Street, Midland, Texas 79701.
The Administration office and mailing address: 201 West Wall Street, Suite 200, Midland, Texas 79701.
Where do I park?
There are several parking options around and near Centennial Park. For a complete list of parking locations, visit the Getting Here tab under Visitor Info. *Always read posted signs, which override any instruction from park staff. Midland Police Department has the authority to issue tickets for illegal parking.
What changes are in effect due to COVID-19?
We ask all visitors to adhere to social distancing guidelines, use hand sanitizer provided around the Park, and wear a face mask when appropriate.
Is there security?
Centennial Park provides private security on-site from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am every day, security lighting throughout the Park, security cameras, and emergency phones at each corner.
Where can I find a park map?
You can find a park map by visiting here.
Are there restrooms?
Yes! We have restrooms, with changing tables, located on the North Promenade.
Is there a lost and found?
Yes! To report any items lost at the Park, please notify a park staff member onsite or call 432-687-8205.
What is the distance if I walk around the Park?
Centennial Park sits on four-acres, and the walk is approximately one-third of a mile around the park perimeter.
Can I have a special event in Centennial Park?
Yes. There is space available for private rental on a limited basis. To learn more about hosting an event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I sell or distribute food, drinks, merchandise, or services in the Park?
A permit is required to sell or promote items or services in the Park. For information, please contact email@example.com or call 432-687-8200.
Why would I need a Special Use Permit?
A Special Use Permit is required for photography or videography at the park, consumption of alcohol, performances or commercial activity, tents or other structures, using any park area for special use, operating a motor vehicle, functions involving groups of 20 or more, affixing anything to park property, use of amplified sound, and selling or promoting food, drinks, merchandise or services.
How can I support Centennial Park?
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Park! There are several areas you can support the Park, whether that be through donating books or activities, making monetary donations, volunteering, or becoming a program sponsor. For more information, call 432-687-8200.
How can I become an approved food truck, caterer, or beverage vendor at the Park?
To become an approved vendor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a water feature?
Yes! The Splash Pad is open seasonally from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, weather, and maintenance permitting.
Can I bring my dog to the Park?
Absolutely! Dogs are allowed off-leash in the Dog Park, where they can socialize with their friends. We even provide a dog waste station for you to clean up after your pet and drinking fountains for you and your furry friend. Dogs are welcome around the Park; however, we do not allow dogs on the grass.
Are photography and filming allowed in the Park?
Yes! A permit and rental fee are required if the filming and photography are for commercial purposes, will restrict any area of the park, or use equipment more extensive than a single tripod. As a public park, we reserve the right to use photography of any individual in promotional materials displayed in print or on the internet. Types of commercial photography include, but are not limited to fashion photography, product photography, food photography, environmental photography, architectural photography, etc.