Parks Reservations & Use Policy

Parks Map 2017
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  1. Who needs a park permit?
  2. How to get a permit
  3. PermitĀ  Cost
Under most circumstances, a permit is not required to use a City park. Park visitors may enjoy a family picnic, fly a kite or hike the nature trails. Please 805-652-4550 for more information.

Permits are required, however, for organizations such as sports leagues and youth sports organizations. A permit and insurance coverage are also required if:
  • The event is large - 50 people or more
  • Participants will be charged a fee to attend the event or activity
  • Food, alcohol or merchandise will be sold at the event
  • You want to reserve a specific area for your exclusive use OR you are bringing in your own set-up of tables
  • Alcohol will be served/consumed at your event, which will require Liquor Liability Coverage
  • Entertainment items such as: Bounce Houses would also require a permit from our office

Barbecue Areas that Need a Permit


We only permit our group barbecue areas located at Arroyo Verde Park, Camino Real Park, and Thille Park. Any single picnic table and BBQ within these parks or any other park is on a first-come first-serve basis and does not require a permit, unless you are consuming alcohol or bringing in items that we need to know about. (i.e: bounce house, tables/chairs or canopies) Please click on the links below for images of our reservation areas.
  1. Arroyo Verde Park
  2. Camino Real Park
  3. Thille Park
Arroyo Verde Park, located on Foothill and Day Roads, features three BBQ areas that can be reserved by permit and playgrounds, walking trails & restrooms.


Parking Charges: A fee for parking is charged at Arroyo Verde Park Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. A fee is charged upon exiting the park at a rate of $2 per hour, or $5 maximum per car, per day.
Arroyo Corto BBQ Area at Arroyo Verde Park Arroyo Corto, Right side of greenbelt, Covered               Capacity: 200
Redwood Glen BBQ Area at Arroyo Verde Park Redwood Glen, Back on left of greenbelt, near bathrooms  Capacity: 125
Vista Bluff BBQ Area at Arroyo Verde Park Vista Bluff, Above greenbelt on bluff, secluded              Capacity:100