Know Before You Go & Park Policies

We expect all guests to behave in a family-friendly manner. Line jumping, profanity and unruly behavior are not tolerated and may be cause for ejection from the Kemah Boardwalk without refund.
Kemah Boardwalk reserves the right to refuse admission or ask anyone to leave who is not in compliance with these rules. Appropriate family friendly attire is appreciated!
  • Shirts, shorts/pants and shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Pants must be pulled up fully to the waist, with no exposure of undergarments.
  • Clothing with explicit language is not allowed.
  • Shoes with wheels (Heelys) are not allowed.
The Kemah Boardwalk has multiple restaurants and several concession stands available. They are conveniently located up and down the Boardwalk. No off-premise food and/or drinks are allowed on the Boardwalk. Food and Beverage related items are not permitted:
  • Bottled water
  • Glass containers
  • Yeti Cups/Insulated Tumblers
  • Food (such as sandwiches, meals, snacks, etc.)
  • Off-premise alcohol
  • No tailgating or picnics allowed
You may not leave Kemah Boardwalk with alcohol that was purchased at Kemah Boardwalk. Excessive consumption of alcohol is cause for ejection without refund. Please do not feed the seagulls.
In addition to the restrictions mentioned under our Food and Beverage Policy, the following items are not permitted:
  • Markers, spray paint and aerosol cans.
  • Knives
  • Chains
  • Spiked clothing or jewelry
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Unlicensed possession of a concealed weapon
  • Chemical weapons including mace or pepper spray
  • Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades and surf boards
Kemah Boardwalk is not responsible for items that are stolen or left unattended. All bags, backpacks and packages are subject to inspection if deemed necessary.
Service animals are welcome in most areas of the Kemah Boardwalk at no additional charge. Per the manufacturer, the rides are not equipped or designed to accommodate animals. Therefore, service animals are not permitted on rides, and a member of your party must be available to stay with the animal while the service animal owner enjoys the rides. Guests may take advantage of our policy to allow a member of their party to wait with the service animal while the other guest(s) ride. After the guest (or group of guests) have ridden the ride, the guest who remained with the service animal may enter through the exit and ride on the next available cycle with one (1) accompanying guest. Employees will not take responsibility or provide care for any service animal. Kemah Boardwalk reserves the right to remove any service animal that poses a threat to the safety and/or welfare of the Kemah Boardwalk’s guests, employees, or property.
We have several parking lots on site. Parking lots are paid by CREDIT only. We are not responsible for fire, theft, damage, or loss of vehicle, including articles left within.

We encourage guests to PARK- receive your parking ticket, PAY- scan the QR code sign with your phone or use the walk-up pay stations located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the parking garage, and PLAY- hold onto your ticket to exit out of the lot and enjoy your visit! If you experience any issues, please press the help button on the parking kiosk.

For our GATED parking lots (Bradford and Kipp Ave): parking is FREE when the gate is up. Guests only pay for parking on weekends, holidays, and special events.

For our UN-GATED parking lots (Kipp Ave & 6th St): paid parking is charged 24/7. Please utilize the QR codes posted to pay for parking.

Guests can park in the parking lots on Texas Avenue and take the free shuttle boat to the Kemah Boardwalk on certain days. Shuttle Boat Parking Lots are FREE. Turn onto Texas Avenue from 6th Street. The Shuttle Boat parking lots are just down the road. Please note that the Shuttle Boat does not operate year-round.

Only occupy ONE space. Vehicles parked inappropriately are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

Please leave items secure within your vehicle. No tailgating, grilling, or picnics.

Vehicles may not be left overnight.

No bus, tractor-trailer & RV parking in any premium lot. Please park these vehicles in the Texas Avenue lots.

Unauthorized or abandoned vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

No refunds for parking.

No re-entry on parking.

Parking prices vary and are subject to change without notice.

Wheelchair access is provided at all attractions. Wheelchair rentals are not available. Guests may bring strollers on-site. For safety reasons, all strollers must be parked outside of attractions and not taken into ride lines. Kemah Boardwalk is not responsible for strollers or their contents left unattended. We do not have a station to park strollers.
ATM and Credit Cards
Texas First Bank ATMs are located in front of Saltgrass Steak House, Joe's Crab Shack and in the Main Plaza breezeway of parking garage.
Smoking is not allowed in any of the indoor facilities; smoking is only permitted in the outdoor areas. Smoking is not allowed in ride or food queue lines, and not allowed when seated in a ride. Please properly dispose of cigarette butts in smoking urns.
Fishing is not permitted off any area of the Kemah Boardwalk.
No Littering
Trash receptacles are conveniently located throughout the property and trash must be disposed of in these containers.
Unaccompanied Minors
Except when participating in an event intended for young guests such as our birthday parties and educational programs, there must be at least one adult chaperone (over the age of 18) for every 5 to 10 children.
Rider Responsibility
Line jumping is not permitted. To enter a ride queue line guests must have a ticket for that particular ride or be wearing an All Day Ride wristband (or accompanying a child). Guests are not permitted to save places in line, bypass others in line or exit and return to the same place in line for any reason.

We expect riders to act in a responsible manner when participating in amusement rides. Oral and written warnings are provided for your safety and must be followed. Guests who do not comply with ride rules may be ejected without refund. For your convenience, ride rules and guidelines are posted at the entrance to every ride. Transferring wristbands is a violation of Kemah Boardwalk policy and is strictly prohibited.
Ride Restrictions
Guests of certain heights and/or weights may not be able to enjoy some rides if the safety restraints will not function properly. Specific ride information is available at the individual ride. Height check is available at each ride and at ticket booths. Guests with disabilities will need to speak with a Ride Attendant before riding.

Service animals and pets are not permitted on our rides.
Ask us about our service animals rides policy with any concerns.
Loose Articles
Loose Articles are not permitted on most rides and should be left with a non-rider. Loose articles of any kind (including but not limited to IPods, purses, backpacks, and beverage containers) may not be taken past the queue entrance and cannot be left on the load/unload platform. Cell phones, IPods, cameras, or other small items must be secured in cargo pockets, zippered jacket pockets, or waist packs. Kemah Boardwalk is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Inclement Weather
Rides are subject to closure due to inclement weather, including high winds and lightning. Refunds and rain checks will not be issued due to inclement weather.
Restricted Areas
Guests may not enter restricted areas. Personal items that are lost in ride areas should be reported to the ride operator and a Property Manager or the Hotel Front Desk for Lost and Found. Guests who enter restricted areas may be ejected from Kemah Boardwalk without refund.
Lost and Found
Visit the Boardwalk Inn Hotel front desk to report lost and found items. Please fill out a lost item report. The Kemah Boardwalk is not responsible for lost, missing or stolen personal property. If you have recently visited the Kemah Boardwalk and lost an item please call 281-334-9880. To help us find and return your item, please include the following information:

  • Description of item - please be specific in regards to color, brand and any unique features
  • If you lost a cell phone please provide serial number, make, model and service provider.
  • Your contact information – phone number and address
  • Please tell us if you completed a lost item report before you left the park.
Due to high volume, lost item reports are only kept active for 30 days. A team member will contact you only if your item has been located.
Commercial Photography
By entering Kemah Boardwalk, guests grant the Kemah Boardwalk the right to film or photograph him/her on property, without payment or consideration.

  • Filming on rides is prohibited (including Go-Pros).
  • All photographs or videos taken by Kemah Boardwalk guests may only be used for their personal use and enjoyment and for no commercial purpose.
  • All Kemah Boardwalk rides, shows, and attractions are protected by copyright. Guests must have written permission to use photographs and/or video of the Kemah Boardwalk images for commercial broadcasting, advertising, marketing, or publishing in any medium.
  • Filming with drones on the Boardwalk property must be approved by the Corporate office in advance. Email [email protected]
  • Media may contact DPW Public Relations at 713-224-9115.
Guest Services and Information
There are always team members, management and security on-site to assist you with your needs.
Park Policy Compliance
In addition to the Kemah Boardwalk Guest Code of Conduct, guests are required to comply with all local, state and federal laws, as well as individual park policies, rules and instructions posted or otherwise listed. This is inclusive of the Federal Rider Responsibility Act.