While most park areas are available to small groups on a first come, first served basis, groups of 50 or more are required to have a permit. Additionally, permits are required for groups serving alcohol, using tent structures or other event equipment, and planning entertainment such as bounce houses, amplified sound, and stages. With over 27 City parks in Ventura and 6 large reservable BBQ and picnic areas, there are options for events of all sizes and types.
Home to the City's local youth leagues and City-facilitated adult and youth recreation leagues, a limited number of soccer, baseball, and multi-use sports fields are available for rentals.
The Barranca Vista Center (BVC), located at 7050 Ralston Street in Barranca Vista Park, is available for rentals by individuals and groups. The facility features a large activity room with a maximum occupancy of 100, a fully equipped kitchen, and on-site tables and chairs that can be included in your rental package.
Historic Ventura City Hall, located at 501 Poli Street, has areas available for rentals by individuals and groups. The building features a public indoor and outdoor space consisting of an atrium, patio, and foyer perfect for small events, receptions, and fundraisers. Also available is a meeting room with on-site tables and chairs that can be included in your rental package.
Just minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, the historic Olivas Adobe, located at 4200 Olivas Park Drive, stands as a reminder of California’s rich heritage. This site provides a unique location for rentals with an expansive outdoor courtyard and grounds perfect for weddings, corporate events, family reunions, large gatherings, and intimate celebrations.
The Ventura Avenue Adult & Senior Center, located at 550 N. Ventura Avenue, is available for business and non-profit meetings as well as private events. The facility includes small, medium, and large meeting rooms in addition to a large banquet area and patio that has a maximum occupancy of 150. On-site tables and chairs are available and can be included in your rental package.
Westpark Community Center, located at 450 W. Harrison Avenue, is available for rentals by individuals and groups on a limited basis. The facility features small meeting rooms and a gymnasium, perfect for smaller sporting events such as basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer.