Parks and Recreation

 City Gym 

8 am - 10 pm
8 am - 10 pm
8 am - 10 pm
8 am - 10 pm
8 am - 8 pm
9 am - 5 pm

Our Mission Statement 

The Mineral Wells Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all Mineral Wells area citizens through quality recreation programs, quality events and well maintained parks and recreation facilities. The department will also strive to preserve the city’s natural environment to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations of citizens.

Mineral Wells Fossil Park AND THE CRAZY FOSSIL DIG

Due to popular demand, the Mineral Wells Fossil Park is open every day!  Your family can enjoy fossil hunting any day of the week!  The Fossil Park is open from 8AM until 3:30 PM on weekdays and from 8AM until 7PM on weekends.  
Bring water and enjoy time outdoors as you have fun with your entire family! 
For more information please visit

The Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2021 Crazy Fossil Dig on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at the Mineral Wells Fossil Park, 2375 Indian Creek Road, from 11AM until 2PM.  Call (940) 325-2557 for more information.  

Click the links below for details on current activities


We offer and maintain a wide range of recreation, health, fitness, and athletic programs for all citizens. To enhance the quality of life, we provide park facilities that are visually appealing to citizens and visitors by maintaining park grounds and specific right of way easements and entrances to Mineral Wells.

The Activity Center on Fort Wolters is available for weddings, birthdays and large events.  With a maximum capacity of 400 people, this is our largest facility available. This building is located at 735 Hood Road, directly across the street from the City Gym. 

Activity Center Rental Contract

The Shelter at West City Park is located near the playground at West Park, 1200 W. Hubbard, and is available to reserve for your outdoor event. Please call the City Gym for more information.

Shelter Rental Contract

The Gazebo at West City Park, also located near the playground at 1200 W. Hubbard, is available for reservations.

Gazebo Rental Contract

The Gazebo at Zappe Park located behind the Poston Building in downtown Mineral Wells is also available for reservation.

Zappe Park Gazebo Reservation

For information on any of the facilities available to rent, please call the City Gym at 940-328-7803.

For persons wanting to rent the Mineral Wells Aquatics Center on Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The contract and pricing information is attached below.

2021 Aquatic Center Rental Contract