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Park Hours

Monday through Friday:

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM when school is in session

8:00 AM to 10:00 PM when school is not in session

Saturday and Sunday:

8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

 

 

McWhirter Park

 

G. F. & Audrey McWhirter City Park
In recognition of their generosity, Flatonia citizens dedicated this City park to Audrey and George F. McWhirter. The McWhirters greatly contributed to the completion of the park and are committed to the improvement of the quality of life for all citizens. McWhirter Park will serve generations to come and will be a lasting tribute to the McWhirter family.

Dedicated April 14, 1998

Contact: Heather Ambrose - 361-865-3548
 
POOL INFO - POOL OPENED ON JUNE 7,2021
  • Estimated closing date is August 15th but TBD.
  • Hours will be Monday – Saturday 10AM – 7PM and Sunday 1PM – 7PM
  • Pool is closed for a 1-hour lunch from 12PM – 1PM.
  • Prices are (per City Council Ordinance:2021.4.3): 

        

Individual Entry Fee

  • Under 3 Free
  • Senior Citizens (55 & Older) $1.00
  • All Others $2.00

   

Season Passes (available only at City Hall)

  • Individual Pass (all ages) $25.00 for season
  • Family Pass (3 or more in immediate family) $65.00 for season

(Value of pass will be dependent on usage and convenience.)

                
Park and Pool Rules
In 2021, Flatonia City Council updated the rules for City Parks, amenities, and the pool (Ordinance 2021.5.2). Click here for Park and Pool Rules.

  • McWhirter Park grounds close at 9:00 PM during the school year and 10:00 PM during summer months. (1 hr after sunset to sunrise the next day)
  • Speed limit is 15 mph on roads within the Park.
  • No overnight parking (or for more than 8 hours) on Park property.
  • No firearms or fireworks allowed on Park property.
  • Loud music exceeding the noise ordinance is not permitted on Park property.
  • No hanging on basketball rims.
  • No practicing on chalked sports field.
  • Sports field lighting will only be used for scheduled practices or scheduled games.
  • No alcohol is allowed on Park property.
  • No horses or farm animals on Park property.
  • Dogs must be on leashes and in owner's control at all times.
  • Any person found to be creating a disturbance or other breach of peace in McWhirter park shall leave immediately when so directed by the Police or any City of Flatonia personnel.
 
Pavilion Rental:
  • An AMENITY RENTAL FORM  is required and may be downloaded from here.
  • Bouncy houses, inflatable water slides and other specialty items will require a special usage approval and fee for electricity and/or water. The AMENITY RENTAL FORM is to be used to identify the special usage.
  • The pavilion/basketball court is available for rental during regular park hours any day of the week.
  • Rental Fee: $50.00 per 4-hour interval (8-12, 12-4, 4-8), plus $100.00 deposit.
  • Rental may be made at City Hall. Without rental, the pavilion is first come, first served.
  • Reservations are not considered to be official until the fee and $100.00 deposit are paid and the rental form is completed and approved.
  • Patrons may bring food and drinks to the pavilion. No glass containers are allowed in the park.
  • All park rules remain the same. (Reminder, alcohol is not allowed in the City park.)
  • Renter is responsible for cleanup. Failure to clean-up will result in forfeiture of deposit.
  • Renter should keep a copy of their rental form.

Pool Rental:

  • The park rental form and pool rental form are required.
  • The pool may only be rented from 7PM - 10PM, Monday -Sunday.
  • Rental Fee: $50.00 rental fee.
    Lifeguard Fee: $15.00 per Lifeguard per hour.
    $100 deposit
  • Reservations are not considered to be official until the fee and $100.00 deposit are paid and the rental form is completed and approved.
  • Patrons may bring food and drinks to a party rental. No alcohol. No glass containers are allowed.
  • Pool rules must be followed for parties the same as for daily swim. rules remain the same. A copy of the pool rules is available here.
  • Renter is responsible for cleanup. Failure to clean-up will result in forfeiture of deposit. The 3-hour rental includes set-up and clean-up.
  • Pool rules are very specific and must be followed for safety reasons. A copy of the pool rules is available here. Additional signage is posted at the facility.
  • Daycare centers, agencies and private swimming classes have additional requirements listed here.
 

McWhirter Park Splashpad

OPEN NOW - no rentals.

Splash Pad

The Flatonia splashpad has 13 water features for cool fun in the sun!

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