Burkburnett, Texas

Residents

City Parks & Facilities

This department provides quality recreation programs to include concerts, swimming pool operations, summer movie series in the amphitheater, and many other activities for our citizens and guests to Burkburnett. In addition, this department is charged with the maintenance of all city parks and cemetery.

Director of Parks and Recreation: Brent Battista

Parks and Recreation Director Brent Battista moved to Burkburnett in 1971 and graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1989. He is married to Leslie Battista and they have five grown children and five grandchildren. Brent worked in manufacturing for twenty six years, fourteen of which were in management. Brent also ministered as a part time Youth Pastor for nine years. Brent started working for the City of Burkburnett in 2017. Brent’s objective is to make continued improvements in the Parks & Recreation Department by strengthening community image, providing safe parks and facilities, supporting economic development and providing programs and recreational opportunities, to all residents and visitors with the highest quality.  

Brent can be contacted at:

bbattista@burkburnett.org

Parks

  • Burk Royalty - Davey Dr.
  • Freeman - W. Seventh
  • Friendship Community Park - Davey Dr.
  • Hardin - Sheppard Rd.
  • Permian - Davey Dr.

Baseball and Softball

Soccer

Golf

Director of Golf – Scott Anderson

Head Professional – Scott Anderson

Superintendent – Don Hammonds

An 18 hole Championship Public Golf Course located 5 miles north of Sheppard Air Force Base on FM 1177. The course rating is 69.9 with a slope rating of 104. It is a 6800 yard course with a par of 71. River Creek is open 7 days a week with tee times available daily.

Facilities include a fully stocked pro shop, snack bar, banquet room, driving range and putting green.

Lessons are available by a premiere PGA club professional. Available services include private or group instruction, tournaments, handicapping and club fitting.

Community Center

  • 735 Davey Dr.

The Community Center has two rooms available for parties, banquets, weddings, receptions, etc. The large room (Auditorium) is 7,400 square feet and holds up to 500 people. 40, 8' tables and approximately 460 chairs are available for the auditorium. The small meeting room is 1,080 square feet and holds up to 50 people. 10 round tables (60" diameter) and approximately 60 chairs are available for the meeting room. Both rooms are adjacent to kitchen facilities.

Any group serving beer/wine or having 50 or more minors involved shall pay for at least one police officer.  Police officers will be provided by the Chief of Police.  This shall be applicable to music concerts, and any event where beer/wine is permitted. Reservations may be made for dances and music concerts. The reservation fee for dances shall include a fee of $30 per hour for a uniformed police officer for an event with at least 100 participants, $60 per hour for two uniformed police officers for 200-299 participants, etc.

Deposit Requirements

  • A deposit fee of $200 is required for reservation of either room.
  • A deposit fee of $400 is required if beer/wine is to be served. A permit is also required for the serving of beer/wine.
  • The deposit for the reservation must be made no later than one week after the request for a reservation has been made.
  • Any reservation not confirmed by the required deposit within the one-week period, will be automatically cancelled.
  • Deposit will be forfeited if facilities are not left in as good condition as when rented.
  • Deposit fee will be forfeited if cancellation notice is not given 72 hours prior to the reserved time, with the exception of a sickness or death in the family.
  • Deposit will be returned to renter upon verification by staff that facilities are left in good condition and keys have been returned.

Large Room Booking Rates

  • Base Category: $200 1/2 day - $300 all day. (1/2 day = 5 hours or less and All day = 6 hours or more)
  • Hourly Rate: $40 per hour.

Small Meeting Room Booking Rates

  • Base Category: $150 1/2 day - $200 all day. (1/2 day = 5 hours or less and All day = 6 hours or more)
  • Hourly Rate: $30 per hour.

Kitchen Booking Rates

  • Base Category: $50 1/2 day $75 all day. (Free kitchen use available with rental of either room)

Reservations can be made by calling City Hall at (940) 569-2263.

Senior Citizen Activity Center

  • 220 East 5th - 940-569-0821

Executive Director: Mike Richter

Mission Statement: To strive to provide services and activities that will enhance and enrich the lives of the elderly.

Established in 1978, the Senior Citizen's Activity Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00, Monday thru Friday. Services provided daily include Meals on Wheels and a Congregate Meal Program. Transportation is provided by the Center for medical appointments, prescription pick-up, beauty and barbershop appointments and grocery shopping. Blood pressure screenings are provided three times monthly. Blood sugar screening and nutrition education are provided once a month.