MARBLE FALLS — Snow cones, hot dogs, bottled water, soft drinks and other treats are coming soon to Johnson Park.
The City Council May 17 approved a proposal submitted by Three Ring Service to open a concession operation full of goodies in the park, 230 S. Ave. J.
The trial period begins later this month on weekends only through Aug. 31.
Also, Three Ring plans to operate an inflatable "moonwalk" obstacle course and trackless train rides for children at no more than $2 this summer in the park. In return, the city will receive 10 percent of gross sales, officials said.
The Austin-based firm has been in business since 1978, said Robert Moss, the city parks and recreation director.
“I feel confident they will do a good job,” Moss added. "They have been doing this a long time."
They have operated concessions and amusements in Austin at Zilker Park for 20 years, Three Ring representative Allen Danziger told the council.
Previous Three Ring clients include the Lower Colorado River Authority, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, the University of Texas, the Pecan Street Association and country crooner Willie Nelson, Danziger said.
"If you can deal with Austin — I hope you will find Marble Falls is a much more pleasant place," Councilman David Ives quipped.
Before they approved a formal agreement, council members stipulated Three Ring concession venues can be located in Johnson Park at the discretion of Moss, as long as they are limited to 250 square feet.
Also, the firm must show a state health permit for food sales. firstname.lastname@example.org