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Park rental spaces and picnic sites

Our parks are filled with scenic spaces perfect for anything from a picnic to a large-scale community festival. Many of our parks are go-to spots for wedding ceremonies, too! Here's everything you need to know as you reserve a slice of Santa Barbara's great outdoors.

Picnic sites

Bohnett Park corner picnic site has a barbecue grill, tables, a wheelchair-accessible table, and a view of the park, which renovated in 2021. Bohnett Corner picnic site is next to the playground.

Most Santa Barbara parks have places to picnic, and there are drop-in picnic sites in parks all over town. You don't need to reserve those. The sites here do require reservations, so before that special birthday party or celebration, be sure to stake your claim to your favorite spot!

Click the button below to view all the rentable picnic sites in our parks. You can even book online! If you have questions, please call (805) 564-5418 or send an email to ParksAndRec@SantaBarbaraCA.gov with "picnic" somewhere in the subject line.

View (and rent!) picnic sites

Park rentals for outdoor weddings, private events, and festivals

The Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden arbor area set up with chairs for a wedding. There are no people in the photo, but the white folding chairs are decorated with bows, and flower petals are strewn over the grassy center aisle created by the rows of chairs.

Looking for something larger than a picnic site? Our park rentals are just the thing.

Click the button below to view all rentable park spaces. If you have a question about an outdoor wedding or private event, or you'd like to set up a rental, please call (805) 897-1982 or send an email to Venues@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. If you're planning a festival or other large-scale public event, please click here to read about the special events planning process.

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2021
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