Group Picnic Sites

Parks Make Life Better!General Information

The City of Concord has eight designated group picnic sites that may be reserved up to a year in advance. Picnic tables that are not located in the group picnic site area are available on a first come first served basis.


Reservations can be made over the phone with a major credit card or in person at one of the Recreation Services offices. Full payment of use fees and damage deposit is required at the time of reservation. For information and site availability call (925) 671-3404 from 10am-12pm and 1-3 pm.

Due to the popularity of picnic sites, we recommend that you have someone in your group watch the site during the morning hours. The applicant named as the responsible party must be in attendance at the event and have a copy of the permit in their possession. Use your permit and payment receipt to show verification of your reservation in the event of a concern. We do not have site monitors. If you experience an unresolved conflict, call the Concord Police at (925) 671-3220.


Group picnic sites in Concord CaliforniaIf you cancel with more than 60 days notice, we will refund 75% of fees paid. With 30-60 days notice, we will refund 50%. With less than 30 days notice, no refund will be given.
Rain Out - if it rains the day of your picnic, please call (925) 671-3404 the first business day after your picnic.  A rain check will be credited to your account.  This rain check may only be used for a future park reservation within a year of the original date of your picnic.  No refund will be issued.

Inflatable Play Structures (Jumpy House or Bouncy House)

Inflatable play structures are allowed ONLY in the designated group picnic sites with a picnic site reservation, not in the general park areas, and require proof of liability insurance as detailed below. One inflatable play structure per reserved picnic site is allowed. Inflatable play structures requiring water are NOT allowed. Inflatable play structures are NOT allowed in the Meadow Homes spray park.

Liability Insurance

If you are planning to bring in special equipment for your group (such as inflatable jumps), you are required to provide proof of liability insurance. Insurance shall provide for bodily injury and property damage liability protection in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence, $2,000,000 aggregate. The policy must include an endorsement, which names the City of Concord, its officers, officials, agents, employees and volunteers as "additional insured". Applicant's insurance shall be primary to any insurance carried by the City. The insurance certificate shall be properly executed with an original signature of an authorized agent of the insurance company and must be in the reservation office at least two weeks prior to your picnic.

Alcohol Use Permits

The Concord Municipal Code (Chapter 66 - Article IV) prohibits the use of alcohol in City parks except by permit. If alcohol will be consumed at your picnic, you must obtain an Alcohol Permit. Alcohol Permits are available only with group picnic site reservations at Concord Community (sites #1 and #2), Hillcrest(sites #1 and #2), and Newhall Parks. Alcohol Permits will notbe issued for non-reserved park use or with group picnic site reservations at Baldwin, Meadow Homes or Ygnacio Valley Parks. Alcohol Permits will only be issued upon proof of legal age to consume alcohol.

There is a non-refundable fee of $75 for an Alcohol Permit.

Refundable Deposit

There is a $200 refundable damage / nuisance deposit for each picnic site reservation. The refundable damage / nuisance deposit may be withheld should the group use results in any damages or a nuisance complaint requiring a response from the Concord Police Department, and/or applicant did not violate any of the Conditions of Use

Peace and Quiet

NOISE must not carry beyond your picnic site.

Amplified Sound

The Concord Municipal Code (Chapter 74- Article II) prohibits amplified sound or music in City parks except by special permit, subject to a public hearing process before the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commission. Permits will not be granted for group picnic site reservations.

No Smoking

Smoking is banned in all City of Concord parks, trails, and open spaces. Please do not allow smoking by anyone in the reservable picnic sites.

Special Event Permits

Some parks may be available for large public events such as craft fairs, festivals or car shows. These require a Special Event Permit and the payment of fees for park use and City services. For information call (925) 671-3403 or 671-3258.

Concord Group Picnic Sites

Baldwin Park
Parkside Circle, located off Bonifacio Street near Port Chicago Highway. The park is 18 acres with a playground, softball fields and basketball courts. There is one reservable site. NO ALCOHOL PERMITS.

Baldwin Park picnic siteCapacity 120
Running water, shade trees, no electricity
(2) BBQ 3'x3'. (12) Tables 8'
Fee: $165 residents, $195 non-residents

Concord Community Park
This 30 acre park has an Olympic size swimming pool with diving facilities, 7 unlighted tennis courts, large open turf area and playground. There are two reservable sites. For information about the swimming pool, call (925) 671-3474.

Concord Community ParkSITE ONE (between playground & pool)
Capacity 180
Shade trees, no running water or electricity
(2) BBQ 3'x3'
(15) Tables 8'
Fee $240 residents, $280 non-residents

Concord Community Pool site 2SITE TWO (close to Cowell Rd.)
Capacity 240 Running water, no electricity, limited shade
(2) BBQ 6'x2'
(20) Tables 8'
Fee $350 residents, $390 non-residents

Rotary Centennial Pavilion at Concord Community Pool

Concord Community Park picnic area 2Located in Concord Community Park
(3) 6' tables
(2) 8' tables with handicap accessibility
Swimming is included in the fee
For information contact Concord Community Pool directly, at
(925) 671-3474.

Meadow Homes Park
12 acres of northwest corner of Sunshine Drive and Detroit Avenue, next to Meadow Homes School. The park offers a brand new spray park, featuring water play areas for tots, tweens and teens. Also located in the park are multi-use sports fields.There are two reservable group picnic/barbecue areas. One located inside the spray park and the other with a covered shade shelter.

Meadow Homes Park picnic areaSITE ONE (outside Spray Park)
Capacity 80
Running water, no electricity, covered
(2) BBQ 3'x3'. (10) Tables 8'
Fee $100 residents, $140 non-residents.

Meadow Homes Park picnic areaSITE TWO (inside Spray Park)
Capacity 48, (1) BBQ, (6) Tables 8'
No shade, running water or electricity.
Inflatable play structures are NOT allowed inside Spray Park.
Spray Park and grass areas not included in site reservation. Spray Park features are open to general public and not guaranteed.
Fee $100 residents, $140 non-residents.

Hillcrest Park

Hillcrest Park picnic area26 acres at Grant Street and Olivera Road. Athletic fields for softball, baseball and soccer, a model airplane area and Matteo's Dream: A Playground for Children of All Abilities. There are several picnic areas with one reservable group picnic/BBQ site. A creek running through the park is being restored with native vegetation to stablize the banks and re-establish the natural riparian habitat. A Korean War Memorial is located in a quiet corner of the park near a pond and redwood grove. The historic Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe next to the park is leased by the Contra Costa Horseman's Association.
(1) BBQ 3x3 (9) 6'round tables
Fee $100 residents, $140 non-residents

Newhall Park
Located on 122 acres between Treat and Ayers Roads along Galindo Creek. Access from Newhall Parkway and Turtle Creek Road. The park has ball fields, a play structure, ponds, open space trails for hiking and equestrian use. There is one reservable site across the creek via a foot bridge.

Newhall Park picnic areaCapacity 120
Running water, no electricity, large oak trees
(1) BBQ 58" x 22". (12) Tables 8'
Fee $165 residents, $195 non-residents

Ygnacio Valley Park
Oak Grove Road at Minert. The 9.5 acre park has a softball field and playground. There is one reservable site. NO ALCOHOL PERMITS.

Ygnacio Valley Park picnic areaCapacity 50
Running water, no electricity, limited shade
(2) BBQ 3'x3'. (7) Tables 6'
Fee $100 residents, $140 non-residents

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