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Picnic Area Rentals

May contain: grass, plant, outdoors, park, lawn, and bus stop

Reservations are based on a first-come basis. Reservation is complete upon receipt of rental form with payment.

  1. Fees guarantee use of picnic area.
  2. Each designated rental area includes built-in barbecues except Gazebo at Howe Pond.
  3. Charcoal is permitted in District provided barbeques. Personal gas barbeques are permitted with permit in designated area. Personal charcoal barbeques are not permitted in any park.
  4. Restrooms/portable toilets are available.
  5. Decorations may be attached to structure or tables with the following only: blue painter’s tape, removable mounting putty, string or zip ties and must be removed at end of event. Cost of removal will be deducted from deposit.
  6. No glass containers are allowed in any area of the park.
  7. Music is allowed, provided that, it cannot be heard 100 feet away from the source.
  8. All vehicles must park in designated parking areas.
  9. You are required to vacate the area at the time indicated on your permit. (Hourly overtime fee will be deducted from rental deposit.)
Picnic Reservation Fees
Picnic  Area  Maximum Capacity First Four Hours Each Additional Hour
Howe Avenue #1
(seats 80)
100 $100 $20
Howe Avenue #2
(seats 60)
100 $75  $15 
Howe Both
(seats 140)
300 $150  $30 
*Howe Meadow NA $80 $20 
Tennis Meadow (Howe Park) NA $60 $10
Chicken Ranch Woods #1 (Howe Park) 100 $70 $15
Chicken Ranch Woods #2 (Howe Park) 150 $50 $10
Gazebo at Howe Pond 40 $70 $15
*Howe Tot Lot Gazebo
(seats 16)
25 $60  $10 
*Howe Tot Lot BBQ Area
(seats 16)
25 $20 $10
Cottage Park
(seats 32)
50-70 $60  $10 
Seely Park #1
(seats 24)
40 $60 $10 
Seely Park #2
(seats 16)
25  $60  $10 
Bellview Park
(Seats 32)
50 $60 $10
*Bohemian Park
(seats 32)
50  $60  $10 

Two ways to reserve a picnic area:

  1. Visit the District Office located at 2201 Cottage way in Howe Park. Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm.
  2. Complete the Picnic Rental Form attached above. Email to (redacted) or fax to 916-927-3805 and a district representative will call you for a credit card payment over the phone.