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Reserve a BBQ/Picnic Area

Many of Monterey's beautiful parks offer group BBQ/picnic areas available for your private use. Reservations are made by purchasing a BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permit.

It's easy – just follow the steps below:

  1. Review the list of parks below that offer BBQ/Picnic areas. Call the contact number listed for the park you choose to check availability for the date of your gathering.
  2. If a Community Center is located at the park you are interested in, or if you are interested in reserving an area at Veteran’s Memorial Park, please go to that park directly to purchase your permit.
  3. If the park you are interested in lists the Monterey Recreation Administration office as the location to purchase a permit, you have several options. You may purchase your permit in person; you may download a BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permit Application , fill it in completely and legibly and fax it to 831.646.3880, or mail it to the Monterey Recreation Administration office at 546 Dutra Street, Monterey, CA. Once we receive your application and confirm that the area is available we will process your permit and mail it to you, or you may pick it up at our office if you prefer.
Park Amenities Allows Bounce House
Archer Park
For reservations call
831-646-3866
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
5 Picnic tables, 1 large BBQ pit

Maximum Capacity: 50

Park Amenities:
- Multi-Use Area
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- Half Basketball Court
- Restrooms

Casanova Oak Knoll Park
Reservations, 831-646-5665
Upper BBQ/Picnic Area:
5 Picnic tables, 1 large BBQ pit
Maximum Capacity: 25

Lower BBQ/Picnic Area:
6 Picnic tables, 1 large BBQ pit
Maximum Capacity: 50

Non-Reservable (First Come-First Served) Picnic Areas: 4 Picnic tables, 4 small BBQ pits

Park Amenities:
- Multi-Use Area
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- Half Basketball Court
- Restrooms
 
Deer Flats Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
2 Picnic tables, NO BBQ PIT

Maximum Capacity: 50

Park Amenities:
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- Half Basketball Court
- NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS
El Estero Park see the El Estero Park Complex page  
Fisherman's Flats Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866
 
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
2 Picnic tables, 1 medium BBQ pit

Maximum Capacity: 50

Park Amenities:
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS
Hilltop Park
Reservations, 831-646-3975
 
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
6 picnic tables, 1 medium & 1 small BBQ pit

Maximum Capacity: 36

Park Amenities:
- Multi-Use Area
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- Basketball Court
- Tennis Court
- Restrooms
Larkin Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866

 
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
3 Picnic tables, 2 small BBQ pits

Maximum Capacity: 30

Park Amenities:
- Multi-Purpose Playfield
- Play Equipment
- Basketball Court
- Restrooms
 
Laguna Grande Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
5 picnic tables, 1 medium & 1 small BBQ pit

Maximum Capacity: 50

Non-Reservable Picnic Areas:
(First Come-First Served)
3 picnic tables, 1 small BBQ pit

Park Amenities:
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- Bike and Walking Paths
- Restrooms
Montecito Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866
 
Group BBQ Area:
3 picnic tables, 2 small BBQ pits

Maximum Capacity: 50

Non-Reservable (First Come-First Serve) Picnic Area: 1 picnic table, 1 small BBQ pit

Park Amenities:
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- Half Basketball Court
- Restrooms


*Adult soccer by permit, call Field Sports 831-646-3969
 
Monterey Bay Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866

 
Maximum Capacity: 50

Park Amenities:
- Turf Area
- 5 Sand Volleyball Courts*
- Restrooms in the area
 
Oak Newton Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
5 picnic tables, 1 large BBQ pit

Maximum Capacity: 50

Non-Reservable Picnic Areas:
(First Come-First Served)
5 picnic tables, 4 small BBQ pits

Park Amenities:
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- Half Baske
Peter J. Ferrante Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866
 
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
5 picnic tables, 1 large & 3 small BBQ pits

Maximum Capacity: 50

Park Amenities:
-Tot Play Equipment
- Softball diamond with bleachers*
- Restrooms

*For ballfield reservations, call Field Sports 831-646-3969
 
Veteran's Memorial Park
Reservations, 831-646-3865
 
3 Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Areas -

Area #1: 3 large Picnic Tables, 1 large BBQ Pit
Maximum Capacity: 30

Area #2: 17 Picnic Tables, 1 large BBQ Pit,
2 med BBQ Pits
Maximum Capacity: 100

Area #3: 3 large Picnic Tables, 1 med BBQ Pit
Maximum Capacity: 30
Via Paraiso Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866
 
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
10 picnic tables, 1 large & 1medium BBQ pit

Maximum Capacity: 50

Non-Reservable Picnic Areas:
(First Come-First Served)
5 picnic tables, 5 small BBQ pits

Park Amenities:
- Play Equipment
- Turf Area
- Half Basketball Court
- Peter J. Aldrete Ballfield*
- Tennis Courts (2)
- Restrooms

*For ballfield reservations, call Field Sports 831-646-3969
 
 
Whispering Pines Park
Reservations, 831-646-3866
 
Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
14 picnic tables, 1 large BBQ pits

Maximum Capacity: 75

Park Amenities:
- Covered Picnic Area
- Ampitheatre
- Restrooms
 

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546 Dutra Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Office: (831) 646-3866

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Maintenance Division
23 Ryan Ranch Road
(831) 646-3860

City parks are open to the public daily. Please remember that no one is allowed to remain in a City park after closing hours (between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.). Thank you for your help and cooperation in this matter.