Hermann Park Conservancy is pleased to offer exciting options for you or your child's next birthday party! Birthday parties are hosted in the Brown Volunteer Center near the pedal boat lagoon close to Kinder Station. The space includes an outdoor patio and small air conditioned room adjacent to the patio. The patio is enclosed on all four sides with an open roof. The physical address is 6104 Hermann Park Drive. Parking is available but can be limited on busy days. For a full parking map of spaces available in Hermann Park, click here.

Scheduling

Birthday parties can be scheduled from either 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The room is available 30 minutes prior to the start time of the party for set-up. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your day and time. The remaining balance will be due 10 days prior to your party. To discuss availability of the space please complete or scheduling request form by clicking here. You may also call Visitor Services at 713-526-2183 or e-mail visitorservices@hermannpark.org.

Capacity

The Brown Volunteer Center includes the outdoor patio and adjacent indoor room. The patio can accommodate up to 30 children with space for folding chairs around the perimeter for adults. The indoor party room can accommodate up to 15 children with very limited space for folding chairs.

Catering

Optional catering is available from the Conservancy operated Pinewood Cafe. Each party reservation will receive an e-mail from our cafe manager with our catering menu. She will be available to discuss your catering needs. You are also welcome to bring in outside food.

Birthday Party Packages

Party Package # 1 (Base Package) - $300

  • Private decorated patio with adjacent party room. Select themes are available to decorate the party spaces
  • Personalized sidewalk welcome sign
  • Dedicated party host
  • Set up and clean up
  • Party supplies for 10 guests (+$2.00 for each additional guest); includes: plates, cups, napkins, utensils, and hats*
  • 1 gift pack of 10 train tickets (+$3.50 for each additional guest, 1 year and older)*
  • Three 6-ft. banquet tables
  • 4-ft. children’s tables and chairs
  • Special gift for the birthday child

Party Package # 2 - $550


Includes Party Package # 1 plus:

  • Private train ride for you and your guests
  • Birthday banner for train

  • A happy birthday song tribute
  • Party Package #2 must be scheduled during the 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. timeslot

*Party supplies and train tickets are included in the base package. If they are not utilized, no discounts will be given.

Hermann Park Conservancy Membership

If you are not already a current Conservancy member, a Bronze Level Hermann Park Conservancy membership ($50 value!) will be included in your party package so that you can stay up-to-date on all of the happenings and events in Hermann Park! Conservancy members receive exciting benefits, including free tickets to ride the Hermann Park Railroad and unlimited free rides on the train on the second Saturday of every month, free pedal boat tickets, member only express boarding line, and a 10% discount in the Conservancy Gift Shop and Pinewood Cafe. For a list of complete benefits and more information about Conservancy membership, click here.

Birthday Party Add-Ons


  • Solid Color Helium Balloons $1.00 each
  • Duck feeding $1.00 each

Reservation Request

Please complete the following form to request the scheduling of birthday party in the Brown Volunteer Center and we will contact you shortly to discuss your availability and needs. Requests are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
To complete the reservation request form, click here.

FAQs

  • You are welcome to bring in your own entertainment. Please note that the City of Houston does not allow live animals or inflatable bounce houses in any City of Houston park
  • Piñatas are allowed but must not contain confetti
  • The indoor room includes a built in counter and sink for your usage
  • Electrical outlets are available on the patio and in the room
  • There is no dedicated parking for the Brown Volunteer Center
  • There is space to set-up barbeques outside of the patio

Please call Visitor Services at 713-526-2183 to book or for more information.