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.
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.
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 less than 7 days or more than 180 days prior to the requested reservation date.
View the Downtown City Park aerial map here.
View the availability of these facilities here.
The Gazebo is $52/hour (minimum 2 hour reservation required).
The Picnic Area is $31/hour (minimum 2 hour reservation required).
For further details or questions, contact the Facilities Coordinator by email or by phone at (805)237-3988.