Dolores Park remains one of our most popular and vibrant city parks, drawing thousands of visitors each and every weekend who are looking to enjoy the outdoors, exercise or have a picnic with loved ones.
If your party has less than 25 people and you're not looking to reserve a specific picnic area or table in the park, obtaining a permit isn't necessary. You and your group can lay out a blanket and enjoy the day.
If you do want to reserve a spot for your event, or, if you have more than 25 people, you must complete the application below and obtain a permit.
For all permitted picnics, you would pay a standard fee based on the number of people in your party. For groups under 50 people, the fee is $30.00. In addition, for all permitted picnics, we ask that a security deposit of $100 be placed with us to help ensure that the park remains clean, safe and fun for everyone. This is a fully refundable deposit that is returned to you, provided your event is successful and incident-free. Your check is not deposited during this process.
Due to over congestion at Dolores Park, the number and types of larger picnics has been limited. Applications for events at Dolores Park will be reviewed in total taking into account the overall impact on the neighborhood.
Please NOTE. Dolores Playground has very strict limitations for ANY picnic
· No Barbeques or Cooking
· No Alcohol
· No driving in park
· You MUST bag and take your trash home with you