Learn More About 2018 Lake Arlington Permits and Fee Increases
By Parks And Recreation
Posted on January 19, 2018, January 19, 2018

 Lake Arlington Permits

Planning a day at Lake Arlington? 2018 Boat Permits are in and ready for pick up.

As a reminder, no person shall place, operate, or keep any boat or other craft on Lake Arlington without first having obtained a permit. This includes all rowboats, canoes, kayaks, motorboats, sailboats, barges, personal watercrafts, and sailboards. All residents who live on the lake are also held to these regulations.

Permits can be obtained at the Richard Simpson Lake Office, 6300 W. Arkansas lane, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, excluding Tuesdays, and between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekends. The Lake Office is closed on Tuesdays through April 7, 2018.

For the first time since 2003, the City has increased fees on Boat Permits for Lake Arlington activities. The fee adjustment, presented by city staff at the December Park Board meeting, will support increased staffing at Lake Arlington. Pavilions at Richard Simpson Park and Bowman Spring Park, along with the Lake Room rentals, will also see a small fee increase.

For specific questions or to purchase permits over the phone, call the Lake Office at 817-451-6860 or email Angie Dennehy, Rental and Lakes Services Coordinator, at [email protected].

2018 Lake Arlington Fees

Boat permits

  • Residents: $45
  • Non-Residents: $60
  • Seniors: $25
  • Daily Fee: $5
  • Weekend Fee: $10*

*Weekend permits are a 2-day pass good for Saturday and Sunday.

Lake Room

  • Half Day $250*
  • Full Day $350

*Half Day Lake Room rentals are only available on weekdays.

Richard Simpson/Bowman Springs Pavilions

Weekend or Holiday

  • Half Day: $100
  • Full Day: $170


  • Half Day: $70
  • Full Day $140

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