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. 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 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 historic gazebo has lights and electrical outlets and is available to rent, as is the group barbecue (the gazebo is $50/hour and the barbecue is $30/hour). To reserve either, download and fill out an Application for Use of Facilities and either mail or bring it in to Centennial Park, along with a check for the appropriate amount. You will also need to submit an Application for Use of Alcoholic Beverages if your event will involve alcohol. Applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to your scheduled event.
For further details or questions, contact the Facilities Coordinator by email or by phone at (805)237-3988.