Yes, you can have a bounce house at your local park. First get a list of approved Bounce House vendors from your local park officials. Some parks will not provide power, so you will need a Generator. You will also need to know if they allow stakes to be driven into the ground. If the Park does not allow stakes the Inflatable company will provide Sandbags.
If you’re renting at one of the City of Tampa Parks, Sandbags must be used per the City of Tampa. The City of Tampa parks and recreation
do not allow any bounce house companies to drive stakes into the ground.
However we can still anchor the bounce house properly with sandbags.
The city of Tampa Parks and Recreation do not allow us to use their power. You will need to rent a generator for your bounce house rental.
The city of Tampa Also requires that you rent a green space from them for the use of a bounce house.You must have a shelter reservation and pay a green space fee of $25 plus tax to have an Inflatable Bounce House. Both need to be done by Thursday 4 p.m. for the upcoming reservation week (Saturday- Friday).
Bounce Houses are not allowed at Ballast Point, Cypress Point, Riverfront and Water Works Parks.
You can find the online reservation form here (https://www.tampagov.net/special-events-coordination/programs/picnic-shelters)
Please be sure to ask that the space be “bounce house approved,” the rangers are strict when it comes to inflatables.
The day of your event you will also want to have your green space rental paperwork in hand. There have been instances where Rangers have refused an inflatable to be set up because the customer did not have the paperwork on hand. A lot of times the park rangers only have the paperwork that was given to them, so the day of your event they most likely will not have the latest information. This is why it is important that you print your paperwork and have it with you when you arrive.
Al Lopez Park (https://www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/parks-and-recreation/files/LopezMAP_0.pdf)
Lowry Park (https://www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/special-events-coordination/images/lowry_map.pdf)
Macfarlane Park (https://www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/parks-and-recreation/files/macfarlanemap_0.pdf)
Picnic Island Park and Beach (https://www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/parks-and-recreation/files/PicnicIslandmap_0.pdf)
Copeland Park (https://www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/parks-and-recreation/files/copelandmap_0.pdf)
NOTE: Bounce Houses are not allowed at Ballast Point, Cypress Point, Riverfront and Water Works Parks.
Rules and Regulations for a Bounce House Park Rental (https://www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/special-events-coordination/images/shelter_and_greenspace_rules_revised_5-9-17.pdf)
Renting a Bounce House at a Hillsborough County Park
When you rent a bounce house at a Hillsborough County park, Be sure to Check their
Approved Vendor List (https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/recreation-and-culture/recreation/approved-vendor-list).
NOTE: We are On their Approved Vendor List, We are also a preferred vendor for Hillsborough County Schools as well.
Hillsborough county parks and recreation allows us to drive stakes into the ground to secure the bounce house properly. We can also use sandbags at any park.
At most of the Hillsborough County parks it is “First come, First serve” in regard to the pavilions. Be sure to show up early to get a choice pavilion!
Every Hillsborough County park is different so be sure to check their website for information on the park of your choice.
You can View the parks that allow reservations
Be sure to search by “Bounce House Allowed”
Hillsborough County Parks and recreation, DO NOT allow us to use their power connections. You will need to rent a generator for the day of your event, or you can provide your own.
If you provide your own generator it must be 5500 running watts to support the electrical draw of the blower we use to inflate the bounce house.
You can contact Hillsborough county park and recreation by phone at (813) 252-0567
Or you can reach out to them online Here.(https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/flhillsboroughwt.wsc/contactus.html)
For Questions about park rentals Please contact us at (813) 404-6744
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