Picnic Reservation

City of Santa Rosa group picnic sites can accommodate parties of up to 100 and are ideal locations for social gatherings. Picnic sites feature plenty of tables, barbecue grills, parking, and space to relax and explore, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis year-round when not reserved. Making and securing a reservation ahead of time guarantees a spot for your picnic or event.

Please Note

  • Reservations at Doyle Community Park are currently unavailable, and the parking lot off of Doyle Park Drive is currently closed.
  • Park Permit is required for some gatherings, including those with more than 100 people.

Make a Reservation

Reservations may be made up to one year (365 days) in advance and do fill quickly – early reservations are advised. Online reservations MUST be made at least two weeks in advance of your desired date. Phone and in-person reservations MUST be made at least seven days in advance of desired date. 

All online bookings will be reviewed and approved by the Recreation & Parks Department. Your permit or date is NOT guaranteed until you receive a signed permit. If you are not contacted by our office within four business days after applying for a picnic permit, please call the picnic reservation line at 707-543-3753. 

If you contact our picnic reservation staff to make your reservation, we ask that you please look through the list of reservable picnic sites ahead of time and have your date and site choice ready. 

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

Messages will be returned soon as possible during scheduled business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm).

How It Works 

Securing a reservation ahead of time guarantees a spot for your picnic or event. Click on the tabs below for more information.

Picnic Site Hours

Picnic sites are reservable March through October, from 9am to 7pm, and November through February, from 7am to 5pm. All city parks are open from sunrise-sunset year-round.

Reservable Sites

Picnic sites are listed below and include pricing, approximate amount of seating, capacity, and maps for each reservable location. If your planned event exceeds the maximum capacity for the site you are interested in, or exceeds an attendance of 100 people, you will need to apply for a park permit. You may also consider choosing a larger capacity site. Click on the tabs below for more information.

Bayer Neighborhood Park & Gardens

Map: English | Español

  • Small Picnic Sites (A and B)
    • Seating: 42-44; Capacity: 50
    • Pricing: Any day $45 ($47 non-SR resident)
    • Inflatable permitted with an additional $25 fee


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