Group Picnic Reservations

Guidelines for Reserving Picnic Sites:

  • Reservations are taken January through December.
  • Reservations can be made for any day of the week, however no reservations are booked for major holiday weekends. 
  • Reservations can be made for Discovery Park, William Pond Recreation Area, Ancil Hoffman Park, Mather Lake Regional Park and Herald Park.
  • Online Calendar to Make/Check Reservations  
  • Picnic Site Request Form
  • Reservations for Gibson Ranch
  • Reservations are required for groups over 40.
  • Reservation fees range from $125-$250, depending upon the location.
  • All vehicles entering parks are subject to entry fees of $5- (You can make arrangements in advance to pay for your guests' parking with post payment parking).
  • Sound permits are required to use a public address system, disc jockey or band.  An amplified sound permit is $25.
  • Bounce houses are only allowed with a reservation and there is an additional bounce house permit fee of $25 and we also require proof of insurance from the bounce house company listing County of Sacramento as additionally insured. 
  • Sorry, no dunk tanks, water games or water inflatables are allowed. 
 Make Online Reservations Here

Which Parks Offer Picnic Sites That Can Be Reserved in Advance? 

Online Calendar to Make/Check Reservations  

Additional "Add-On" Permits

Permit Information
Amplified Sound 
Post Payment
Filming Permit
Bounce Houses
Alcohol Permit and Alcohol Guidelines 

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