The most recent Health Orders allow small outdoor gatherings as follows:
- Social Gatherings of up to 12 people if the group observes social distancing requirements of remaining at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks, or
- Meal Gatherings of up to 6 people where social distancing is strongly recommended.
- Gatherings of no longer than two hours (you are able to reserve one site from either 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, or 4-6pm).
- Permit holders are responsible for to ensuring that the picnic tables are sanitized before and after use.
- Food and utensils cannot be shared with anyone outside one’s household.
- Built-in shared BBQs at ALL our picnic sites are currently closed and may not be used per Public Health orders.
For more details on requirements go to the Health Order and Guidance for Small Outdoor Gatherings.
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 group has fewer than 25 people and you're not looking to reserve a specific picnic area or table in the park, obtaining a permit or reservation isn't necessary. You and your group may lay out a blanket and enjoy the day. Keep in mind, the park can be very congested, space is not guaranteed and you may not locate in an area that is reserved for another group.
If your group has more than 25 people, wishes to have a guaranteed space, wishes to set up a table or has other activities please complete the following applicaton.
The reservation fee is based on the number of people in your party. For groups under 50 people, the fee is $38.00. For groups of 51 to 100, the fee is $76.00 The corporate reservation fee is $303.00 for up to 100 people.
We also require a security deposit of $200 to ensure that the park remains clean, safe and fun for everyone. The deposit is refunded as long as there are no violations of the terms and conditions of your reservation. In particular you will need to either bag and remove your trash or on weekends use the Eco-Pop-Up.
⏩ Maximum group size on weekends is 50 and maximum group size on weekdays is 100. If your group is larger than the maximum, please call the Permits Office, 415-831-5500, for assistance in finding a suitable picnic site.
⏩ BBQ's, cooking, food trucks, food carts and glass bottles are not permitted. Alcohol is not permitted at the picnic tables and grass areas by the playground
⏩ Rented tables and chairs and pop-up canopies or tents are not permitted.
⏩ Permitted picnic may only bring in 1 table that can be hand carried into the park by one person. Each guest may bring a blanket, a lawn chair or a beach chair for seating.
⏩ Amplified sound and DJs are not permitted. Please call the Permits Office, 415-831-5500, for assistance.
⏩ Bubble soccer, athletic activties and rented equipment are not permitted. Jump houses are only allowed at the playground picnic table CT-1 from 10 am to 12 pm.
⏩ Driving on sidewalks, paved paths and grass are not permitted
⏩ All trash from your picnic must be bagged, removed from the park and disposed of at home or office. Your picnic trash may also be deposited with the eco pop-up on the weekends.