The land upon which City Park sits was donated by the towns founders (James and Blackburn) for the specific use of a public park. Located in the heart of downtown, it is the perfect place to picnic, play or stroll through before or after seeing a movie, shopping, or eating at one of the many nearby merchants. City Park has always been the favorite location of events and gatherings celebrating everything from such local holidays as Pioneer Day and the Mid-State Fair Pancake Breakfast to national holidays such as the 4th of July. City Park hosts "Concerts in the Park," Trading Day, the Wine Festival and several car shows.
The park has a small playground, restrooms, several picnic tables, horseshoe pits, and gazebo with lights and electricity hookups available to rent. To reserve the Gazebo, download and fill out a Facility Use Form [pdf:333k/2pp] and either mail or bring it in to Centennial Park, along with a check for the appropriate amount. You will also need to apply for an Alcohol Use Permit if your event will involve alcohol. Alcohol Use Permits must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to your scheduled event.
For large events, such as festivals or concerts, contact the Events & Project Manager (Freda Berman) by email or by phone at 805-237-3873.
Alcohol is only allowed at City Park with a permit.
Group BBQ Area is under construction and not available to rent at this time.