Day Use Parks and Facility Rentals
The County Parks and Recreation Department offers more than two dozen local parks around San Diego County. Nearly all of these neighborhood parks offer playgrounds, lawns, and picnic areas.
If you’re looking for a place to host that special celebration, one of these local parks may be right for you.
Remember that availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Go to
the Find A Park
page to see a list of our local parks. Note that some parks
are alcohol free.
Eighteen of our County Parks have special reservable picnic areas for those special occasions. From company picnics, wedding receptions, or large family reunions, to birthday parties or team building events, we have a park for you.
- The reservable areas can accommodate from 50 to 2,500 people depending on the park.
- Each area offers picnic tables, benches, and barbecues.
- Many parks offer a covered pavilion with electrical outlets, a serving counter, and a large barbecue stove.
- Reservations are available up to a year in advance.
Please visit our day-use availability page to find a site that will suit your special event needs. Then, call our reservation desk at 877-565-3600 to reserve your spot.
Three reservable areas on 78 oak-studded acres surrounded by steep, boulder-strewn slopes.
Seven reservable grassy areas in this popular 98-acre park.
Seven reservable areas on 53 acres of dense oak groves and grassy play area.
Three reservable areas plus three small group areas on 40 acres.
Conveniently located 40 miles north of San Diego, bordering Oceanside, this scenic park has a lake and offers an on-site pavilion and picnic areas.
Located in Old Town San Diego, this park offers expansive green space surrounded by Victorian achitecture
Lake Morena is located in Campo and offers an on-site pavilion.
Offers an on-site community center with community room and kitchen.
The park is ideal for picnicking, strolling and sharing time with family and friends. Live Oak has a beautiful setting for special events such as weddings, family reunions, and public ceremonies.
The oak-shaded picnic area in this 340-acre park features a bbq grill, benches, and a lawn area.
One reservable area with a spectacular view of Lower Otay Lake highlights this 78-acre park in the South Bay.
This El Cajon Park offers an on-site community center and picnic tables for day use.
Three reservable areas on 17 acres featuring tall pines and ancient oaks.
Grassy meadows and hundreds of oaks enhance the reservable picnic area on 115 acres.
The newly renovated Provence House offers a spacious setting for weddings and special events for up to 250 people.
Only minutes from the ocean are four reservable areas in this 125-acre park.
This 540-acre regional park offers picnic areas with pavilions and a community building with expansive views of Sweetwater Reservoir.
Nearly 1700 acres of diverse habitats, sports facilities, a bird and butterfly garden, and even a community garden are features of this regional park.
The Waterfront Park’s diverse spaces can accommodate public and private special events of various sizes, festivals, farmers’ markets, and active and passive family recreation.
More than 900-acres within its boundaries, this park offers one picnic area and a wedding tree.