Downtown City Park
Located in the heart of downtown, City Park 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 restaurants. City Park has always been a favorite location for events and gatherings celebrating local holidays like 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 playground, restrooms, several picnic tables, and horseshoe pits. The land upon which City Park sits was donated by the town’s founders (James and Blackburn) for the specific use of a public park.
Downtown City Park is open 6 am to 11 pm. Alcohol is only allowed at the park with a permit. No dogs allowed.
View the Downtown City Park aerial map here.
Areas Available for Reservations
Situated in the center of City Park, the historic City Park Gazebo is a hexagonal, covered structure with a concrete floor, lighting and electricity access. The gazebo is utilized for many functions year round and is approximately 100 yards from the playground and restrooms.
The reservable picnic area is located on the south side of the park (off 11th Street) and includes a large concrete barbecue with two serving tables and a 4,500 square foot lawn area. The site is adjacent to the horseshoe pits and approximately 50 yards from the restrooms. There is water access near the barbecue but not electricity.
How Make a Reservation
To reserve a facility via email or in person, download and complete the Application for Use of Facilities - Downtown City Park and return it to Recreation Services at Centennial Park, along with a check for the appropriate amount (see fees below). Applications can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted no less than 7 days or more than 180 days prior to the requested reservation date.
If your event will include alcohol, you will need to submit an Application for Use of Alcoholic Beverages at least 30 days prior to your date. Alcohol Permits include a $36 non-refundable fee. Please download and complete the Application for Use of Alcoholic Beverages and return it to Recreation Services at Centennial Park, or email to email@example.com
Barbecue combination code provided with a reservation.
Bounce Houses are not permitted at City Park.
The Gazebo is $60/hour and requires a 2 hour reservation minimum. Nonprofit groups may reserve the Gazebo for $45/hour (Gazebo reservations cannot be made online).
The Picnic Area is $36/hour and requires a 2 hour reservation minimum. Nonprofit groups may reserve the picnic area for $27/hour (Non-profit group reservations cannot be made online).
For further details or questions, contact Recreation Services by email or by phone at (805)237-3988.