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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.


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

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, North Natomas Regional 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
  • Amphitheater
    $200 per day


  • Barbecue Permit (large locked BBQ’s)
    $15 per day
  • Jump Tent Permit
    $25 per unit
  • Park Safety Services
    $28 per hour (may be required with some permits)


  • Park Use
    $140 per three (3) hour time block


  • For each fee based reservation that is cancelled
    $10 fee