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, Gibson Ranch Regional Park, River Bend Park​ and Herald Park.
  • Online Calendar to Make/Check Reservations  
  • Picnic​ Site​ Reservation​ Request Form
  • Reservations are required for groups of more than 40.
  • All reservations must be made more than five (5) days in advance.
  • Reservation fees range from $40​-$250, depending on the location.
  • All vehicles entering parks are subject to entry fees of $7 (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 $50.
  • Bounce houses are only allowed with a reservation and there is an additional bounce house permit fee of $50​ 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-O​n" Permits

Permi​t Information
Amplified Sound 
Post Payment
Filmi​ng Permit
Bounce Houses
Alcohol Permit and Alcohol Guidelines 

​Have questions? Contact our reser​vations team