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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 Monterey Recreation at 831.646.3866 to check availability for the date of your gathering.
  2. If you are interested in reserving a group site for day use at Veteran’s Memorial Park, please email the Veteran's Memorial Park BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permit Application to the Park Attendant at makowski@monterey.org.
  3. If the park you are interested in lists the Monterey Recreation office as the location to purchase a permit, you have several options. You may download a BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permit Application , fill it in completely and legibly and email it to montereyrecreation@monterey.org (preferred) or mail it to the Monterey Recreation 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 email/mail it to you.
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, 831.646.3866
BBQ/Picnic Area:
11 Picnic tables, 2 large BBQ pits
Maximum Capacity: 50

Non-Reservable (First Come-First Served) Picnic Areas: 4 Picnic tables, 3 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, 831.646.3866
 
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
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
- Artificial Turf Volleyball Court* Requires separate permit
- Laguna Grande Artificial Turf Soccer Field* Requires separate permit. 
- Bike and Walking Paths
- Restrooms

For field permits, call Field Sports at 831.646.3969.

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
- Artificial Turf Volleyball Court *Requires separate permit
- Turf Area*
- Full Basketball Court
- Restrooms

*Adult soccer by permit, call Field Sports 831-646-3969

 
Monterey Bay Park
Reservations, 831.646.3866

 
Group Beach Use Permits

Maximum Capacity:
50

Park Amenities:
- Turf Area
- 4 Sand Volleyball Courts* Requires separate permit.
- 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 Basketball Court
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: 50

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

Veteran's Memorial Park BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permit Applications can be emailed to makowski@monterey.org.
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: 50

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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23 Ryan Ranch Road
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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 PM and 6 AM).

Dennis The Menace Playground: Open daily 10 a.m. to dusk. Closed on non-holiday Tuesdays, Sept. - May.

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