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Inflatable Play Equipment - Rules and Regulations

How to obtain an Inflatable Play Equipment Permit:

  1. Reserve a picnic site that allows inflatable play equipment by calling the Reservations Department at (888) 327-2757, option 2. Please refer to the Inflatable Play Equipment Site List. Let Reservations staff know that you would also like to apply for an Inflatable Play Equipment Permit for an additional fee.
  2. Rent your inflatable play equipment from the Inflatable Play Equipment Approved Provider List.
  3. Provide the District with proof that you have rented your equipment from an Approved Provider and a picture of the equipment showing equipment dimensions (width, length, height). You may FAX this information to (510) 635-5502. Please reference your contract number when sending information.
  4. Pay your picnic site and inflatable play equipment permit fees.
  5. Return your signed Inflatable Play Equipment Permit to the District which will become final when it is signed by an authorized District representative. You may send it by mail to EBRPD Reservations, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605 or FAX to 510-635-5502. Please note that there is a $25 late fee if the permit is requested or paid for less than 15 days prior to the event.

THIS PROCESS MUST BE COMPLETED 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT (LATE FEE AFTER 15 DAYS PRIOR) AND YOU MUST HAVE THE PERMIT IN YOUR POSSESSION AT THE PARK ON THE DAY OF YOUR EVENT.

Fees/Payment: $75 for 1 piece of equipment; $25 for each additional piece; $25 late fee if permit is requested or paid for less than fifteen (15) days prior to the event. Checks are not accepted less than 21 days in advance; you may pay either with a VISA or Master Card credit card, or by money order or cashier's check, or in cash by coming to the Reservations office. Please call (888) 327-2757, option 2, to pay by credit card.

Equipment: The District makes no endorsement or representations regarding the Approved Providers other than that they have provided evidence of insurance to the District. All rentals of equipment are at Permittee's own risk. If the equipment requires electricity for the functioning of any part of the equipment, a gasoline-operated generator will be necessary. The Permittee shall ensure that it is a quiet generator (65 dB or less) and is equipped with a spark arrestor. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE AT ANY DISTRICT PICNIC AREA EXCEPT AT KENNEDY GROVE (electricity surcharge of $45 applies) AND QUARRY LAKES (electricity included with picnic site reservation.) No generators are allowed at Kennedy Grove and Quarry Lakes.

The following are never allowed: Combative activities (e.g. wrestling, boxing, jousting), equipment that uses water (e.g. dunk tanks, water slides, slip-n-slides), equipment that is not self-contained (e.g. twister with no side walls), and equipment that attaches a player to another player via bungee cords. The District, in its discretion, may disallow inflatable play equipment not listed here.

Planning Your Event: We urge you to maintain a close liaison with the Park Supervisor to handle actual coordination of the event and to resolve any problems which may occur during the event. For administrative issues, please contact the Reservations Office at (888) 327-2757, option 2. THE PARK SUPERVISOR, AT HIS/HER DISCRETION, MAY REVOKE THE PERMIT AT ANY TIME FOR NON-COMPLIANCE, OR IF USE OF THE EQUIPMENT ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT IS DEEMED UNSAFE. The Park Supervisor may also approve or disapprove of any last minute changes or substitutions in equipment, and on location of equipment.

Other Rules & Regulations Related to Use of Inflatable Play Equipment in the Parks:

-Only an Approved Provider may install and uninstall all necessary equipment.
-Any generators must be placed at least ten (10) feet from any dry grass or other flammable materials.
-Play equipment must be free standing and weighted. Stakes are not allowed in the parks and equipment may not be tied or tethered to trees, tables or other park amenities.
-All guests must follow the rules and guidelines of the equipment owner and manufacturer for safety.
-Permittee must supervise the use of the play equipment to safeguard participants, spectators and passers by.
-Only invited guests may use the equipment.
-No signs or barriers shall be placed or used in the park without prior written authorization of the Park Supervisor. No signs or other items shall be nailed or tacked to trees or other vegetation or structures.
All authorized signs and barriers shall be removed at the conclusion of the term.

Please refer to your Inflatable Play Equipment Permit for additional conditions of the permit.

Inflatable Play Equipment Site List ~ Updated 11/24/14 (Subject to change)

Download: Printable PDF version of the Inflatable Play Equipment Site List Adobe Acrobat PDF

PARK (City) SITE SITE CAPACITY maximum EQUIPMENT size
BRIONES
(Lafayette)
Oak Grove 50 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H OR Pony Ride (away from site only)
DIABLO FOOTHILLS
aka CASTLE ROCK
(Walnut Creek)
Castle Tree
Ford's Well
100
100
Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
CONTRA LOMA
(Antioch)
Locust Grove 200 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
CROWN BEACH
(Alameda)
Seawind 200 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
CULL CANYON
(Castro Valley)
Footbridge 150 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
Carry-in only – No vehicle access
DEL VALLE
(Livermore)
Lichen Bark 300 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
School House Flats 150 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
Fiesta Grande 500 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H OR
Level 2 - 20'W x 70'L x 20'H
If combined with Arroyo Mocho
Arroyo Mocho 150 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H OR
Level 2 - 20'W x 70'L x 20'H
If combined with Fiesta Grande
KENNEDY GROVE
(El Sobrante)
Frenchmen's Curve 350 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
No Generators - $50 electricity fee
Clancy's Place 200 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
No Generators - $50 electricity fee
Hitching Post 75 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
No Generators - $50 electricity fee
MARTIN LUTHER KING
(Oakland)
Rail 150 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
Pelican 150 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
QUARRY LAKES
(Fremont)
Ensenada North 200 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H - No Generators
Ensenada South 200 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H - No Generators
ROBERTS
(Oakland)
Manzanita 300 Level 2 - 20'W x 70'L x 20'H
SHADOW CLIFFS
(Pleasanton)
Lakeside 200 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
TILDEN
(Berkeley)
Padre 150 Level 2 - 20'W x 70'L x 20'H
Lakeview 50 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'h
Mineral Springs 150 Level 2 - 20'W x 70'L x 20'H
Quarry 35 Level 1 - 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
Laurel 150 Level 2 - 20'W x 70'L x 20'H

Level 1 - One (1) piece maximum of inflatable play equipment with maximum dimensions of 20'W x 20'L x 20'H
Level 2 - Two (2) piece maximum of inflatable play equipment, none of which can be more than 20'W x 70'L x 20'H

THE FOLLOWING ARE NEVER ALLOWED:  
•    Combative activities (i.e. wrestling, boxing, jousting)
•    Equipment that uses water (i.e. dunk tanks, water slides, slip-n-slides)
•    Equipment that is not self-contained (i.e. twister with no side walls)
•    Equipment that attaches a player to another player via bungee cords
•    No video game trucks

The District, at its discretion, may disallow certain inflatable play equipment not listed here. 

FEES:  $75 for 1 piece of equipment, $25 extra for each additional piece, $25 late fee for non-completion of permit process less than15-days prior to your event.   Accessories such as popcorn or cotton candy machines may be added on to your inflatable play permit for $25/piece of equipment if space allows.

Only one generator is allowed per bounce house.  Rental items such as popcorn or cotton candy machines may be allowed with a permit for $25/piece of equipment (see above) and must be powered using the bounce house generator. 

Inflatable play equipment is only allowed at the parks and picnic sites listed.  If not listed here, inflatable play equipment is not allowed. 

Approved Provider List

List subject to change based on insurance renewal dates.

COMPANY
NAME
PHONE NUMBER EMAIL / WEB ADDRESS

Astro Events of Contra Costa
 - Insurance Expires: 05/10/2017

(925) 687-5867

Astro Events of San Jose
 - Insurance Expires: 06/20/2017

- All parks EXCEPT Quarry Lake

(408) 292-7876

 

Backyard Carnivals /
The Fun and Game Expert

-    Insurance expires: 04/25/2017
-    All parks EXCEPT Quarry Lakes

(925) 945-1351

Bay Area Jump

- Insurance expires 06/24/2017

(800) 514-5867

Comic Jumps

- EXPIRED INSURANCE

(650) 444-1800

Plan-It Interactive, Inc.

      ($750. Minimum Charge)

- Insurance expires 04/14/2018

 

(707) 752-6010

The Jumpy Company

 - Insurance expires: 04/16/2017

(925) 753-0597

Approved Provider Agreement for Providers of Inflatable Play Equipment

           > Approved Provider Agreement for Providers of Inflatable Play Equipment Adobe Acrobat PDF

As an Approved Provider ("Vendor") of inflatable play equipment to users of East Bay Regional Park District ("Park District"), Vendor agrees to the following:

1. Vendor shall become familiar with the parks and park sites where inflatable play equipment is permitted, the level of equipment allowed in each site, the restrictions on types of play equipment, and shall inform customers of such restrictions.

2. Vendor shall adhere to the Park District's requirements for equipment level and type for each site.

3. Vendor shall inform customers that they need to reserve a Park District picnic site that allows inflatable play equipment use and that they must obtain an Inflatable Play Equipment Use Permit by calling 888-EBPARKS, option 2

4. Vendor shall provide generators that are quiet rated at 68dB or less, that are equipped with spark arrestors for sites without electricity and ensure that generators are placed at least ten (10) feet from any dry grass or other flammable materials. For rental sites at Quarry Lakes or Kennedy Grove electricity is available and no generators shall be used.

5. Vendor shall follow manufacturer's guidelines for safe setup, take down, and use of equipment and inform customers of manufacturer's safe use guidelines.

6. Vendor shall provide entire setup and take down of any rented equipment. Customers must not be requested or permitted to participate in the setup or take down of equipment.

7. Vendor shall provide only play equipment that is free standing and weighted. Stakes are not allowed in the parks and equipment may not be tied or tethered to trees, tables or other park amenities.

8. Vendor shall abide by all rules and regulations governing use of the East Bay Regional Parks.

9. Vendor shall treat customers, other park users and park staff courteously and respectfully.

10. Vendor shall arrange vehicle access to unload and pick up equipment in advance with the Park Supervisor. Vehicle access to the site is not guaranteed and vendor should be prepared to use handcarts or other means of hauling equipment to the site.

11. Vendor shall remove all equipment on the day of rental. No equipment shall be left in the park overnight.

12. Vendor shall be responsible for any and all damage caused by setup, take down, and use of its equipment.

13. District shall not be responsible for any damage to Vendor's property and equipment no matter the cause.

14. In consideration of Park District's permission to utilize Park District's property and facilities, Vendor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, Park District, its officers, employees and agents from any and all liabilities, claims, expenses (including attorney's fees) demands, suits or costs of whatever nature for injuries to, or illness or death of any person(s) or for loss or damage to property (including Park District property) arising out or caused by the presence of, use, delivery, set-up, and removal of Vendor's equipment in Park District's parks and facilities.

15. Vendor shall provide Park District with evidence of General Liability Insurance coverage in an amount not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) combined single limit bodily injury and property damage for each occurrence, Automobile Liability Insurance for vehicles used in connection with this Agreement in an amount not less than ($1,000,000). The following two items are required and must be included in the Certificate of Insurance for the General Liability and Automobile Liability insurance policies:

a. List as Certificate Holder:
East Bay Regional Park District, Attn: Reservations Supervisor
P.O Box 5381
Oakland, CA 94605-0381

b. Additional Insured Endorsement which contains the following language:
"The East Bay Regional Park District, its officers, employees, and agents are named as an additional insured with respect to liability arising out of play equipment rental by park users, to be used in the parks. This insurance shall be primary to the Park District's insurance."

c. Quarry Lakes Insurance:
Events at Quarry Lakes Regional Park must also name "Alameda County Water District" as additional insured. Certificate holder address is: ACWD 43885 South Grimmer Boulevard, Fremont, California, 94538.
Email a copy to water.supply@acwd.com at the same time you send the Certificate of Insurance (COI) to the District.  

16. Vendor further agrees that Approved Provider status is conditional upon adhering to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and may be revoked by the Park District at any time if any of these conditions are not met.
I have read the Approved Provider Agreement and understand that this Agreement is legally binding upon me upon approval by the Park District of my status as an Approved Provider. I represent that I am authorized to enter into this Agreement on behalf of my company and myself. I request that our company be given Approved Provider status for the rental of inflatable play equipment to customers of East Bay Regional Park District.

____________________________________
Representative's Name

_____________________________________
Representative's Signature & Title

 

Date: _________________________________

Company Name: __________________________________________________

Phone: _________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________

E-mail : _________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ___________________________________________________

Company Web Site Address: ________________________________________

 

Return this form to:

Katy Hornbeck
Reservations Department
P.O. Box 5381
Oakland, CA
94605-0381
or
FAX to (510) 639-4757

For questions, please call (510) 544-2540.

 

For office use only

Request received ______________________ (date)

Certificate of Ins received ________________________ (date)

Approved by:

Name: _________________________________________

On Date: _________________________

Confirmation letter sent on __________________