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Picnic Reservations & Special Use Permits

park picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis year round.  Making a Reservation and securing a permit guarantees a spot for your picnic or event.

Picnic with a bear

A Standard Picnic Reservation allows up to 200 people in a Community Park picnic site. Event may be a family/company picnic, themed party, wedding/reception, meeting, chili cook-off, memorial service, etc. When you make a the reservation, you will be issued a Standard Picnic Permit. This permit allows you to bring in an oversized BBQ and/or have your event catered. All regular park rules apply. 

For all picnics/events NOT meeting this criteria, please see the Special Use Picnic Permit information on the right.


Picnic reservations can be made up to a year in advance. Picnic areas fill up quickly, so make your reservations early!  Reservations are accepted beginning in February, and picnic sites are available for reservations March-October. Please note: large events and special use events require a permit year round!

For information on Howarth Park Birthday Party Packages, click here. For all other Howarth Park reservations, scroll down.

To view a list of all of our reserveable parks by park name, click here. To see them categorized by group size, scroll down.

 SMALL Picnic Sites

$45 Santa Rosa resident

Doyle Park
Picnic Site Map
Picnic Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity: 32

Finley Park
Small Picnic Site
Seating Capacity: 24

Franklin Park
Picnic Site Map
Picnic Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity: 24

 

Galvin Park
Picnic Site Map
Picnic Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity: 24

Howarth Park

Lower Oak 1-3 Picnic Map
Lower Oak 1-3 Map (Spanish)
Lower Oak 1:  Seating Capacity: 32
Lower Oak 2:  Seating Capacity: 24
Lower Oak 3:  Seating Capacity: 24

Cypress Point Picnic Map
Cypress Point Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity: 50

Howarth Park Birthday Party
Reservation Information

Rincon Valley Park
Picnic Site Map
Picnic Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity: 24

Youth Park
Picnic Site Map
En Espanol
Seating Capacity: 40

Barbeque at Finley Park  

 LARGE Picnic Site

Finley Community Park & Howarth Park Large Group Picnic Sites
Monday-Friday:
 $110 
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays:  $123 

Finley Park
Gazebo Picnic Site Map
En Espanol
Seating Capacity: 144
Capacity:  50-200

Must have 100+ people to make a reservation.  Includes all 3 gazebos, each gazebo contains: (6) 8 ft tables, 1 large BBQ, (2) 8 ft serving tables, (2) 20 amp/110 v outlets, and 1 water spigot

Howarth Park
Gazebo Picnic Site Map
Gazebo Picnic Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity: 90
Capacity: 50-200

Electric Outlet, Sink, BBQ, NO Jump Houses allowed on the lawn - woodchips only!

All Other Large Group Picnic Sites
Monday-Friday: 
$105
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday:  $110

Doyle Park
Picnic Area A Map
Area A Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity: 80
Capacity: 50-200
10 Tables, 2 BBQs

Doyle Park
Picnic Area B Map
Area B Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity:
 64
Capacity: 50-200
8 Tables, 2 BBQs

Galvin Park
Picnic Site Map
Picnic Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity:
184
Capacity: 50-200
(8) 16 ft tables, (7) 8 ft tables

Rincon Valley Park
Large Picnic Site Map
Picnic Map (En Espanol)
Seating Capacity:
128
Capacity: 50-200
(16) 8 ft tables, 1 large BBQ,
3 small BBQs

Southwest
Community Park

Gazebo Picnic Site Map
  Gazebo Picnic Map (Spanish)
Seating Capacity:
48

Youth Park
Gazebo Picnic Site Map
En Espanol

Seating Capacity:
48

 

 Make a Reservation

To make reservations by phone or in-person, hours are M/W/F from 10am-4:30pm

Phone & Email
(707) 543-3753
rentparks@srcity.org

In person:
Finley Community Center
2060 W. College Ave.

Look through the list of reservable picnic areas and have the date and your top three choices ready.

Click here to check availability!

 Special Use Picnic Permit

A Special Use Picnic Permit is required for events with an expected attendance of 200+ and for ALL events held in a Neighborhood Park. In addition, a Special Use Permit may be required for any of the following reasons, regardless of attendance:

  • Event is open to the public and attendance cannot be determined (ie fundraisers).
  • Alcohol will be sold.
  • Special event equipment will be brought into the park, such as carnival rides, vehicles, animals, band, portable dance floor, etc.
  • Portable toilets and/or additional dumpsters will be needed.
  • Outside the parameters of the picnic site or impact on other park patrons.

Special Use Permit Guidelines

Special Use Permit Application 
Completed Special Use Permit
Applications can be returned
to either Community Center.