Parks and Cemeteries

Lake Forest Park with blooming flowers and lake

Beauty and Benefit of Public Spaces

City parks and open space improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities and neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work. Numerous studies have shown the social, environmental, economic, and health benefits parks bring to a City and its people. 

The City of Henderson maintains five unique public spaces; each featuring a variety of greenery, playground equipment, gazebos and grilling areas. 

Park Rules 

City of Henderson has adopted rules and regulations to protect park areas for future generations, as well as for the convenience and safety of current visitors. Please note this is a partial listing of park rules and regulations. Please review the detailed Park Rules & Regulations for a complete list. 

  • Dogs and pets must be on a leash and under physical control at all times
  • Pet waste must be picked up and disposed of properly
  • No use or display of tobacco and illegal drugs
  • No glass bottles or any glass containers allowed in parks
  • No littering
  • No weapons, firearms, or fireworks
  • Disturbing the peace, including profanity, loud music or sound, is prohibited
  • No overnight camping, tents, or enclosures
  • Motorized vehicles allowed only on designated roads and in parking areas
  • Do not attach anything to trees or structures
  • Removal or damage to plants or structures is prohibited
  • Fires and coals are allowed in grills only
  • No feeding or disturbing wildlife. 
  • A license is required for fishing at Lake Forest Lake
  • No unauthorized boating on Lake Forest Lake
  • No bathing in designated splash pad areas

Pavilion rentals 

  • Pavilions are available for rental from 9:00AM to 9:00PM 
  • Rates are $20.00 per two hour increment 
  • Please contact Suzanne Cross at (903) 392-8232 ext. 303, or email all related inquiries. 

City Park

Contact Us

  1. Kirk KimbrellPublic Services and Parks Director
    Kirk Kimbrell

    Physical and Mailing Address
    300 West Main Street, Second Floor 
    Henderson, TX 75652

    (903) 657-5246, ext. 221