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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:
** All dates are to be determined on a case by case basis while we monitor COVID numbers in our area**
Event Month Date Year
Mardi Gras Parades February   2022
Annual Easter Egg Hunt April   2022
City Wide Garage Sale April   2022
Jamaica Beach Spring Clean-up May   2022
Jamaica Beach Hurricane Meeting @ 10:00 A.M. June   2022
JBVFD 4th of July Fundraiser Dance July 2 2022
Jamaica Beach Fall Clean-up September   2021
Halloween Event / JBPD National Night Out October   2021
Christmas at the Park / Holiday Boat Parade December   2021
Jamaica Beach City Park
Trying to figure out when and where you're going to host your next event? 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. The park is also the site of many community fundraisers throughout the year!
Application can be made at City Hall for exclusive use of the pavilion with kitchen facilities. It's perfect for hosting birthday parties, family reunions, wedding receptions, club name it! The rates, which are quite reasonable, are based on the day of the week and number of folks who will be attending your event. The pavilion may also be rented for Special Events and/or Charitable Events. 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. Contact City Hall at 409-737-1142 for more info or see the park rental rules and regulations provided on the following permit applications:
Permit for Use of Park Pavilion
Permit for Use of Park Pavilion - Special Event
Permit for Use of Park Pavilion - Charitable Event (must provide proof of 501(c)(3) exemption with application)
Rates are provided on each Permit for Use and are effective for rental applications received after September 17, 2018 (see Resolution 2018-4).
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. During the operating season, 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 anytime during the operating season. The pool typically opens around the Memorial Day Holiday until the Labor Day Holiday on Tuesday-Sunday from 12PM to 7PM (weather permitting and subject to change). Please note: at the beginning and end of the season, the pool will be open on weekends only while local, public schools are in session.  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. Please click here to read the Pool Rules. Looking for a summer job as a Lifeguard? Please complete an Employment Application and return it to the City Secretary. The information provided is tentative, actual dates and hours of operation or other updates concerning the pool will be posted on the city's homepage prior or throughout the season. 
Regatta Basin aka the "Marina" Boat Ramp
Located on Basin Drive near Jolly Roger Road, the City of Jamaica Beach Regatta Basin aka the "Marina" facility features a single, stabilized, paved boat ramp that provides access to the canals, which lead to West Bay; a parking area; and seating area (no restrooms).

Marina Permits

Starting Monday, March 8, 2021 the City will resume issuing marina permits  in compliance with Ordinance 2021-3. There are now two separate applications for residential permits and guest permits. Proof of residency will be verified at the time the application is submitted, please refer to the application for examples of proof of residency. As of Monday, April 5,2021 anyone accessing the marina without a valid permit will be ticketed.

**Permits purchased under the previous ordinance are still valid until the date of expiration listed on the permit**

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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