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Park Rules

Visitors must comply with directions from park personnel and all posted rules or they will be asked to leave the park. While in the park, please respect the rights of others by allowing free and open access to all areas of the park at all times.
  • Park hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.
  • Please be considerate of those around you.
  • Parents are responsible for their children’s safety in the park.
  • Children’s Nature Play is intended for children age 12 and under and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Splash Pad is unsupervised, children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please keep our park clean. Look for our trash containers around the park.
  • Bicycles are allowed only on perimeter sidewalks. Bicycle racks are available on North and South Promenades.

  • Pets must be leashed at all times, except inside the Dog Park. You must pick up and dispose of pet waste.

  • Dogs are not allowed on the Great Lawn, flower beds, any water feature, or Children’s Nature Play.

  • Restrooms are for park patrons only. No bathing. Please keep this space clean for others.

  • If any area of the park requires attention, please contact park personnel.
FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY NOTICE

As a public park, we reserve the right to use photography of any individual in promotional materials displayed in print or on the internet. No commercial photography is allowed without a permit from Centennial Park. A permit and rental fee are required if the filming and photography will restrict any area of the park, or will use equipment more extensive than a single tripod.


THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED
Drug use, smoking or vaping

Panhandling

Extended use of plastic tarps on the lawn

Fireworks

Standing on tables or chairs

Littering

Reckless behavior
Unlawful possession of weapons

Camping

Driving stakes or poles into the ground

Roller-skating, rollerblading, bicycling, skateboarding or use of a scooter

Entering flowerbeds or picking flowers

Glass containers


Amplified sound of excessive noise
Posting bills or verbal solicitations

Inappropriate use of water features

Outdoor cooking or fires

Motorized vehicles, except medical scooters

Feeding birds, squirrels, or other wildlife

Balloons, confetti, or silly string

Organized sports

THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE A PERMIT
Consumption of alcohol

Performances or commercial activity

Tents or other structures
Using any park area for special use

Selling or promoting food, drinks, merchandise or services

Operating a motor vehicle
Functions involving groups of 20 or more

Affixing anything to park property

Use of amplified/electronic sound devices


CHILDREN'S NATURE PLAY
  • Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.
  • General Rules apply in the Children’s Nature Play.
  • The area is for children age 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Parents/guardians are solely responsible for ensuring the safety of their children.
  • Access may be restricted for safety.
  • Be aware that some surfaces may be hot.
  • No fighting, rough play, or reckless behavior.
  • Exit Children’s Nature Play immediately if directed by park personnel.
  • Children’s Nature Play area may not be reserved.
  • Non-service animals are prohibited.
  • Drug use, smoking, and vaping are prohibited.
SPLASH PAD
  • Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.
  • General Park Rules apply in the Splash Pad area.
  • The Splash Pad is closed during inclement weather and maintenance.
  • At the first sign of thunder or lighting, please vacate the Splash Pad and seek shelter.
  • Be considerate of others enjoying the Splash Pad.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Parents/Guardians of children at the Splash Pad are solely responsible for ensuring the safety of their children.
  • Access for adults may be restricted for safety by park personnel.
  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper covered by a bathing suit. Accidents will result in the Splash Pad being shut off for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Please use park restrooms for clothes changing.
  • Water shoes are strongly encouraged.
  • Do not sit on the Splash Pad jets.
  • Running, rough play, and reckless behavior on Splash Pad is prohibited.
  • Food, drinks, and glass containers are prohibited.
  • Drug use, smoking, and vaping are prohibited.
  • At the first sign of thunder or lighting, please vacate the Splash Pad and seek shelter.
  • Exit Splash Pad immediately if directed by park personnel.
State of Texas Regulations
  • Changing diapers within 6 feet of the water feature is prohibited.
  • Persons with contagious disease or conditions are prohibited.
  • Use of the water feature when ill with diarrhea is prohibited.
  • Do not drink water from the water feature.
  • Non-service animals are prohibited.
  • To report malfunction, unsanitary condition, or any other non-emergency problems requiring correction with theSplash Pad, please call 432-687-8200.

DOG PARK

  • Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.
  • General Park Rules apply in the Dog Park.
  • Individuals may bring up to two licensed and vaccinated dogs into the Dog Park.
  • Owner must remain with your dog in the Dog Park.
  • Owner must pick up and dispose of pet waste.
  • Dogs must be leashed before entering and leaving the Dog Park, including in the transition corridor.
  • Dogs under 4 months of age are not allowed in the Dog Park.
  • Dogs in heat are not allowed in the Dog Park.
  • Dogs showing signs of illness or contagious disease are prohibited.

  • Dogs with a known history of dangerous behavior are prohibited. Dogs acting aggressively must immediately be leashed and removed from the Dog Park.
  • Owners are solely liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dog(s). This means owners are legally and financially responsible for their dog’s behavior. Centennial Park and the Midland Downtown Park Conservancy have no liability or responsibility for injuries in the Dog Park.
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the Dog Park. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s safety in the Dog Park. Children inside the Dog Park may not approach, pet, or pick up dogs other than their own.
  • Use caution when exercising with your dog, such as running or jumping, to avoid hurting other people and/or dogs.
  • Food and glass containers are prohibited.
  • Drug use, smoking, and vaping are prohibited.

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