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Picnic Reservations

The Park District has over 3,806 picnic tables throughout its 73 parks. There are also 139 reservable group sites for groups of 35 to 500 people.

  • 2023 picnic reservations are open. Picnic site reservations cannot be made online. Reservations may be made by calling 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), press option 2. For persons with hearing impairments, please use the Telecommunications Relay Service at 711. Telephone hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Check Availability.
  • Picnic sites inside swim areas at Cull Canyon, Don Castro, and Quarry Lakes are not available for reservation.
  • Bounce Houses are not permitted at any site at this time.  
  • Roberts pool is under construction from Feb 2022 to May 2023. Expect significant construction equipment and noise Mon-Fri.

The Reservations Department often experiences very high call volumes with extended wait times. If the call center has reached the maximum number of calls or you encounter a busy signal, please try your call again at a later time. We work through calls as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your patience and look forward to helping you.

In-District (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties) organizations, schools, and agency groups hosting events solely for people with disabilities, seniors, and/or low-income groups that cannot afford the fees may qualify for a fee reduction or waiver. Fee Waiver/Reduction Procedures (PDF)

Picnic FAQs

Find and Explore Reservable Picnic Areas

Contact Reservations

Reservations & drop-in info for upcoming activities, classes, programs & events and
indoor facilities & picnic sites availability info can be accessed online, 24 hours a day.

For questions and Indoor Facilities/Picnic Reservations,
please call our Reservations Department
Phone: 1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 2
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Closed weekends and holidays.

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