Picnic Reservation

City of Santa Rosa group picnic sites can accommodate parties of 18 to 184 and are ideal locations for social gatherings. We reserve 26 group picnic sites in 9 parks. Group picnic areas feature plenty of tables, barbecue grills, parking, and space to relax and explore. Please note that the Doyle Park is currently unavailable for reservations.

How It Works

Park picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis year-round. Making and securing a reservation ahead of time guarantees a spot for your picnic or event.

  • All regular park rules apply. To view park rules, click here.
  • Sheltered picnic areas at Finley, Howarth, Southwest, and Bayer Park are available for reservations year round! All other picnic sites are reservable March-October. Reservations may be made up to one year in advance and do fill quickly – early reservations are advised.
  • Picnic reservations are from 9am-7pm March-October, and 7am-5pm November-February, with everyone out of the park before dark.
  • During non-reservation periods, picnic areas may be used at no cost on a first-come, first served basis. Please check the reservation kiosk before setting up in a picnic site.
  • Permitted uses are monitored for compliance with capacity and policy regulations.
  • Picnic sites are listed below and include pricing, capacity and maps for each reservable location. Please look through the list of reservable picnic sites ahead of time and have the date and your top three choices ready when you contact our picnic reservation staff to make your reservation. You may check our calendar by clicking here to see if your desired Picnic area location is available for your date before calling.
  • You can reserve a picnic site online. All picnic sites can be booked online 2 weeks in advance of you desired date. By completing the online process, your application will be reviewed. Your permit or date is NOT guaranteed until you receive a signed permit from the Recreation Department. If you do not receive an email in four days from applying for a picnic permit, call the picnic reservation line at 707-543-3753
  • Electricity and water are not available in picnic areas.

Make a Reservation

Contact our staff to secure your picnic reservation in one of the following ways:

Please note: Picnic reservation staff hours are Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm. If you leave a message outside of these hours, we will get back to you during the next scheduled business hours.

Picnic Guidelines

Click on the link below to view picnic guidelines:
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Reservable Sites

Small Sites: $47 Any Day (S.R Resident $45)

*Please note: Doyle Park is currently unavailable for reservations.

Small Sites: $58 Any Day (S.R. Resident $55)

Large Sites: $110 Weekdays, $116 Saturday / Sunday / Holidays
(S.R. Resident $105 Weekdays, $110 Saturday / Sunday / Holidays)

*Please note: Doyle Park is currently unavailable for reservations.

Large Sites: $126 Weekdays, $152 Saturday / Sunday / Holidays
(S.R. Resident $120 Weekdays, $145 Saturday / Sunday / Holidays)


Picnic Reservation
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