Notice: View current info on Fire Warnings, Blue-Green Algae, Covid-19, and more.
  • 2022 picnic reservations opened on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
  • 2023 picnic reservations, excluding sites inside swim facilities, will open for reservation on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

  • Picnic sites inside swim areas at Cull Canyon, Don Castro, and Quarry Lakes are not available for reservation at this time.  
  • 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 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.

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

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Picnic FAQs

Reservations Department Notice

At this time, the Reservations Department is experiencing a very high call volume with extended wait times. If you hear the message that the call center has reached the maximum number of calls and/or encounter a busy signal, please try your call at a later time. We are working through the calls as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Select services are available at the links below.

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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