Thank you for looking into hosting your event with Sacramento County Regional Parks!
Special Events are events that are organized and planned by groups or individuals for a specific recreation activity. They are generally short in duration not lasting more than a day or two and include, but are not limited to: food events, weddings, concerts, baptisms, trail runs, bike rides, casual music events, celebrations, or any other gathering of similar nature.
A permit is required for all special events as stated in Parks Ordinance 9.36.021 when it meets one of the following criteria:
1) The event is organized for the participation of the general public and attracts more than 41 participants.
2) A fee is charged for participating in the event.
3) Any event requiring the exclusive use of a park or facility.
More information about the Special Event process can be found
Special Event Applications
Priority Registration Form (pdf) and Priority Registration Form Fill In (MS Word)
(only needed for applications submitted for early review Sept 1 - Sept 15)
Special Event Application (pdf) and Special Event Application Fill In (MS Word)
Special Trail Event Application (pdf) and Special Trail Event Application Fill In (MS Word)
Group Activity Application (pdf) and Group Activity Application Fill In (MS Word)
For more information about Special Events, Group Activities and Fees, please see current Fee Schedule - Fee Schedule Final
Regional Parks Calendar
If you are interested in reserving a picnic site at Discovery Park, William Pond Recreation Area, Ancil Hoffman Park, Mather Lake Regional Park or Herald Park please click
here. Online Reservations are encouraged and accepted 24 hours a day, click on picnic table below to check availability and make your reservation.
Other Permit Information
Regional Parks offers overnight camping facilities at River Bend Park and Hogback Island for youth groups, organized church groups and similar charitable / non-profit groups. More information about camping can be found
Camping Application (pdf) and Camping Application Fill In (MS Word)
Professional Instruction Permits
Professional Instruction activities are a sub-category of recreational programs, generally defined as organized "fee for service" group exercise activities that are organized by a specific group or individual for training or coaching on trails or in a park facility. A Professional Instruction Permit is required when any individual or group is actively organizing, directing or monitoring exercise or activities.
Professional Instruction Application
Professional Instruction Activity Log
Other Regional Parks Applications
Special Project Application (pdf)
Stage Rental Application (pdf) and Stage Rental Application Fill In (MS Word)
Film Permit (pdf) and Film Permit Fill In (MS Word)
Sailing- Kite Boarding Application (pdf) and Sailing- Kite Boarding Application Fill In (MS Word)
Jean Harvie Community Center (Walnut Grove, CA)
Wilton Community Center (Wilton, CA)