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Picnics

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.

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.

Reservations Monthly Phone Closure

On the 3rd Thursday of every month, the Reservations Department phones will close early for training. On these days, Reservations will only be available between 9am - 1pm.

The 2022 dates are as follows:

  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15

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.

Picnic FAQs

Find and Explore Reservable Picnic Areas

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.

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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