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Jamaica Beach City Park  ·  Regatta Basin Public Boat Ramp  ·  Beach, Canal & Bay Information
Jamaica Beach Annual Events
Below is a list of annual events held in the City of Jamaica Beach:
Event Month Date Year
Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Flyer) March 26 2016
City Wide Garage Sale (Flyer) April 30 2016
Jamaica Beach Spring Clean-up (Flyer) April 30 2016
Park Board Memorial Day Fundraiser Dance May 28 2016
Jamaica Beach Hurricane Meeting June 18 2016
JBVFD 4th of July Fundraiser Dance July 2 2016
JBPD National Night Out October 4 2016
Jamaica Beach Fall Clean-up October 22 2016
Park Board Halloween Safe House Trick-or-Treating October 31 2015
Park Board Light-up Jamaica Beach - Rescheduled Date: December 16 2016
Christmas Boat Parade - Rescheduled Date: December 10  2016
Please call City Hall at 409-737-1142 for event details.
Jamaica Beach City Park
Trying to figure out when and where you're going to host that special event and if you even have the time and space to do it? Check out the city park; it's available for rentals.
The Jamaica Beach City Park is located at 16721 Jolly Roger Road (corner of Bob Smith Drive and Jolly Roger Road). In July 1989, volunteers from the community joined together and established the park. The park has a playground with swings, a basketball court, a picnic area, and a pavilion with a kitchen. The pavilion is a weather-resistant facility that is available for use virtually year round.
Application can be made at City Hall for exclusive use of the pavilion with kitchen facilities. It's perfect for hosting birthday parties for the young and not-so-young, family reunions, wedding receptions, club gatherings, ... you name it! The rates, which are quite reasonable, are based on the number of folks who will be attending your event. (Jamaica Beach residents and property owners receive a discount.) Revenues generated from renting the park are used for its upkeep, so you're reinvesting in the Jamaica Beach City Park when you rent it. Check into it today!  Certain restrictions apply to gatherings in excess of 100 people. Phone City Hall at 409-737-1142 for more info or see the park rental rules and application on our Online Services page.
The park is also the site of many community fundraisers throughout the year!
Jamaica Beach Swimming Pool
The Jamaica Beach Swimming Pool is located next to the City Park on Jolly Roger Road.  A local organization called "Friends of Jamaica Beach" donated the lot to the City of Jamaica Beach with an agreement the city would use the property for a swimming pool.  After 15+ years of consideration, the pool was finally constructed in 2014 with funds collected from Hotel Occupancy Taxes.

The City of Jamaica Beach swimming pool is open to the public (with the purchase of admission). Revenues generated from the admission fee are used to pay operation and maintenance expenses. The entry fee for residents and non-residents is $5.00 per person for a daily pass or $60.00 per person for a Season pass.  Season pass membership can be purchased at the pool, City Hall or in advance by mail (Season Pass Application & Pool Rules).  The pool is open daily (except Monday's) from 10:00AM to 8:00 PM between mid-May thru mid-September (weather permitting). Anyone intruding on the premises before/after hours or during non-operating months will be in violation of Ordinance 99-04, which is a Class C Misdemeanor and can be punishable by a fine.
 Pool is CLOSED until next season (May 2017).  Please visit the city's homepage for pool updates!
Regatta Basin Public Boat Ramp
Located on Basin Drive near Jolly Roger Road, the boat ramp provides access to the canals of Jamaica Beach, which lead to West Bay. Public parking is available on a limited basis. Please be sure to check the posted signs for parking restrictions!
Beach, Canal & Bay Information
THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE BEACH IS 10 MILES PER HOUR. Beginning the second Saturday of March, through the Tuesday after Labor Day, designated areas of the beach are closed to vehicular traffic - from 12:01 A.M. each Saturday until 6:00 P.M. each Sunday and on all legal holidays.
The public beach is the area of sand from the vegetation line to the water's edge. Please respect areas north of the vegetation line as this is private property, and the dunes are in a constant state of replenishment
This is a free, public beach. There are no lifeguards on duty, so children should be supervised at all times. City ordinances prohibit glass containers and open fires on the beach.
All canals are NO WAKE areas. Wakes cause damage to bulkheads. The canals are public thoroughfares and are patrolled by the Jamaica Beach Police Department's Marine Division. Swimming, fishing, and boating are enjoyed by many. Please respect the presence of others on and in the canals. Slow down and go around!
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