Dawn to Dusk --- The park is closed at night. After dark, police will consider you a trespasser. The animals and mosquitoes may consider you dinner.
No person shall use any area or facility of a park for any purpose other than for the purpose for which it was designed or designated. Conducting a for-profit business within the environs of the park is specifically prohibited. No person shall solicit for, hold, or sponsor a special event in a park without the written permission of the KSA Parks Committee.
People are encouraged to walk their dogs here. However, both KSA rules and City law require leashes. Police may ticket violators, especially those who persist in being a nuisance. Exercise common sense to keep dogs welcome in this park. If your dog threatens others or if people complain about it, remove it. Please remove all droppings from trails. And please keep dogs out of the meadow from November through March; several endangered bird species winter here. Also, if your dog likes to swim in the lake, beware of alligators – especially from June through early September – alligator nesting season. Several dogs have been attacked by gators during this period.
The following activities pose a danger to the park, people or wildlife, and are prohibited:
These trails were designed for hiking, jogging and biking. Motorized vehicles destroy them; they create ruts that make trails difficult to walk on. ATVs also endanger people who may be just out of sight around a tight corner!
Many types of wildlife use East End Park as a refuge. Fishing is permitted, but please don’t harm, harass, or attempt to catch anything else. Again, you are inside the City. Discharging firearms is against the law and could land you in jail.
Coyotes, bobcats, alligators, poisonous snakes, bats and other wild animals call this park home. So do many mosquitoes, deer flies and other man-eating insects. This environment is not conducive to camping so don't do it.
Fires and Fireworks
Grass and forest fires can spread out of control rapidly. They pose a danger to surrounding homes. They also destroy habitat for wildlife. Don't start a fire and if you see a fire in the park, call the Houston Fire Department at 911 immediately.
To preserve the natural experience for your neighbors, please take out anything you bring into the park or place it in one of the trash barrels.
For a complete listing of all park rules, click here.