en-USes-MX
Search

Group BBQ Reservations

Contact US

Monterey Recreation
546 Dutra Street
(831) 646-3866

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

PARK HOURS :
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.

Reserve a BBQ/Picnic Area For Your Next Party or Gathering!

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.

Permit Fees

bounce house1. View the BBQ/Picnic are listing above for a list of parks that allow jump houses/inflatables and follow the steps listed above.

2. Please call Monterey Recreation at 831.646.3866 for a current list of jump house vendors who have satisfied the City insurance requirements and are eligible to do business in City parks. Privately owned Jump Houses/Inflatables may not be used on City property.

3. Both a Jump House Permit and BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permit are required to use a jump house/inflatable device in City parks. Jump House Permits are not available without the purchase of a BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permit which reserves the group BBQ/Picnic area.

4. No climbing walls or water toys, e.g. waterslides or Slip 'N Slides, are allowed in the parks.
Volleyball Courts at Monterey Bay Park and Laguna Grande Park are available for rental. Volleyball Court Rentals are processed at the Monterey Recreation Administration office. 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.
  • All reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permits and Jump House Permits for Casanova Oak Knoll Park, Hilltop Park, Monterey Youth Center and Veteran's Memorial Park are made at those locations.
  • Reservations can not be made by telephone.
  • Reservations are for the group BBQ/picnic area only - the park remains open the the public.
  • One permit per day is issued for each group BBQ/picnic area. Permit allows access between
    the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • Alcohol is permitted in the BBQ/picnic area only.
  • A refundable key deposit is required for Whispering Pines park. Keys must be picked up and
    returned to the Monterey Recreation Administration Office.
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
checkmark
Casanova Oak Knoll Park
Reservations,831.646.5665
Upper BBQ/Picnic Area:
3 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

checkmark
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
checkmark
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
checkmark
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
checkmark
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
checkmark
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


Reservable Group BBQ/Picnic Area:
4 picnic tables, 1 large BBQ pit.

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
checkmark
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: 50

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: 50
checkmark
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