Parks and Recreation

Mission Statement:

To enhance the quality of life in Van Alstyne by providing high-quality and active lifestyles through our parks, programs, and events. parks-facilities

Parks and Facilities | Events Recreation | Staff


The City of Van Alstyne has five beautiful parks available with a variety of amenities for your enjoyment.

Are you interested in renting a space for your next event or looking for a place to practice? Check out the information below on each facility and use this link to reserve online:

Is your rental for a special event? Please reach out to Parks and Recreation to see if your event requires a special event application.

Central Social District

Van Alstyne's newest park opened in May 2022 as a place for gathering, celebrating, relaxing, and simply enjoying the best of Van Alstyne. It is  located downtown at 215 E. Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, Texas 75495.

Park is open: 6 AM - 10 PM. Splash pad is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM.

Read more about Central Social District Park's amenities. 

bandshell of social district park

The concert area is shown during the venue's ribbon cutting. Check out all the events that are scheduled here.

Forrest Moore Park

1890 S. Waco St, Van Alstyne, Texas 75495

Park is open: 6 AM - 10 PM

  • Paved walking trails with a historic bridge
  • Pavilions
  • Baseball/Softball fields

Read more about Forrest Moore Park's amenities.

Forrest Moore Park Walking Trail

McKinney Wilson Park

146 Ballpark Way, Van Alstyne, Texas 75495

Park is open: 6 AM - 10 PM

  • Two softball fields and concession stand
  • Playground area for children of all ages
  • Gazebo

Read more about McKinney Wilson Park's amenities.

McKinney Wilson Park Athletic Fields
McKinney Wilson Park Athletic Fields

Dorothy Fielder Park

NW Corner of E. Jefferson and N. Main

Park is open: 6 AM - 10 PM

  • Gazebo available to rent
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fountain and Historic Marker

Read more about Dorothy Fielder Park's amenities.

Dorothy Fielder Park Gazebo
Dorothy Fielder Park has a gazebo with electrical for concerts.

North Park

145 Grays Trail, Van Alstyne, Texas  75495

Park is open: 6 AM - 10 PM

  • Pavilion
  • Public Restrooms
  • Playground area for children of all ages

Read more about North Park's amenities

NorthPark Amenities
North Park playground, gazebo, and softball fields, just off HWY 5.

Community Center

262 N. Preston Drive, Van Alstyne, Texas  75495

This indoor facility is available for rent.

Read more about the Community Center


Van Alstyne Parks and Recreation partners with the Van Alstyne Sports Authority (VASA) to offer youth athletic opportunities. Please visit the VASA website for more information on league details: (this link opens an external website in a new tab).


Contact the Parks and Recreation Staff:

Request a reservation for park facilities.

Tyler Bark, Director of Parks and Recreation
Phone: 903-482-5426 ext. 2173

Jeff Slate, Parks Superintendent
Phone: 903-815-4814

Kandi Hessel, Events Coordinator
Phone: 430-262-9439