Park Reservations

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JP Shelters 

The City has designated certain park shelters that may be reserved for private gatherings at a variety of City parks. You may make a reservation for park shelters at the following parks: Connor's, Discovery (Lakeview), Hollandia, Jack's Pond, Las Posas, Richmar, San Elijo, Simmons, Sunset, Walnut Grove, and Woodland Parks.

All parks and park shelter areas in the City of San Marcos are available to anyone on a first-come basis, but reservations may be made for the above mentioned parks if you want to be guaranteed a park shelter for a certain date and time.

Reservations may be made for any amount of time that parks are open; all parks in San Marcos are open from sunrise to sunset (actual times vary throughout the year). 

A reservation is required if you have more than 50 people, or plan on having any type of inflatable/ jump-house.

Park Features Directory   

Reserving a Group Area*       Green

Online Park Reservation Instructions

Reservation applications must be received a minimum of ten days in advance of the requested date. Reservation dates may not be held without full payment at the time an application is submitted. Reservations may be made online or in person at the Community Services Building- 3 Civic Center Drive- Monday through Friday from 8am to 7pm.

Reservable group areas* accommodate from 50 to 200 persons. Please call (760) 744-9000 for information about areas most appropriate for your group size.

*Reservations do not include exclusive use of other nearby park amenities. Play areas, grass fields, restrooms, etc. remain available to the general public as well as to your group.

Authorized Jumphouse and Pony Ride Companies
Non-Mobile Attraction Application
Park Application

Park Reservation FAQ's

Shelter Capacities

Park Reservation Contact
Parks & Recreation Department
3 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-9000

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