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Park Permit applications must be received 2 business days in advance. For information, email*

*Please Note:
Due to a high volume of email requests and phone calls to the Reservation Office, please expect to receive a reply within 24-48 business hours. Thank you for your patience.


Picnics - Park permits

City Parks are a favorite place for picnics, family get-togethers and office outings. A Certificate of Park Use entitles you to a specific group picnic area in a City Park. Group Areas may include multiple tables, barbecues, or a shade structure. Permits are issued for the convenience of users and guarantee exclusive use of a particular location for a specific day and time.

A Certificate for Park Use is required for any activity with 50 or more people and/or in which assembly is intended to last more than 30 minutes. Applications for Park Use may be submitted one year in advance and must be made a minimum of 2 days in advance.

Applications are processed in the order they are received. Walk-in customers have priority over emailed, faxed and mailed applications.

Park Use Fees

• Application Fee - $5 (non-refundable)
• Neighborhood and Community Park Use (uncovered) - $25 per area or per 50 guests 
• Neighborhood and Community Park Use (covered) - $40 per area or per 50 guests
• Regional Park Use (Granite Park, Del Paso Park, Miller Park, Sutter's Landing Park) - $50 per area or per 50 guests
• Premium Park Facilities (William Land Park, McKinley Park, Bannon Creek Barn) - $65 per area or per 50 guests

Park Use Documents

Park Use Guide and Application (PDF)

For information on park availability please call the Park Permit Office at (916) 808-6060, or questions can be emailed to