Picnic Reservation Rules

  • Reservations are completed through presentation of application and payment of all fees. You will receive an approved copy back.
  • A group representative must occupy the site by 10:00 a.m. Reservation fees and deposit (if charged) will be forfeited by 10:30 a.m. and the site will be released for public use.
  • NORMAL OPERATING HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to sundown.
  • Reservation fees will not be refunded for events which are canceled due to inclement weather. Notification of cancellation must be communicated to the community center at your designate park on the day of the reserved use by 10:00 a.m. Events canceled due to inclement weather may be rescheduled for a future use to occur within six months of the canceled use date. If the replacement use date occurs in a period with a higher or lower use fee, the fee applicable to the new use date shall apply. Failure to cancel a reserved use by stated notification to the community center at your designated park or failure to reschedule a canceled use within a six month period will result in forfeit of reservation fee.
  • Permittee must submit written notice of cancellation at least ten (10) days prior to the cancellation of any dates covered by the permit. Fees for uses canceled thirty (30) or more days in advance will be refunded, less 10%; 10-29 days, less 30%; less than ten (10) days, no refund.
  • The use of alcohol will be restricted to only beer, wine, or champagne and must remain in the area (cannot drink in other areas of the park). Use of alcoholic beverages is by written permit only and must be requested at the time the picnic use application is made. No one shall be admitted in area who is under the influence of alcohol or who has alcoholic beverages in his possession, not authorized by written permit. There will be no on-site sale of alcoholic beverages permitted at recreational facilities without written authorization from the City of Fremont’s Chief of Police. Consumption and distribution of alcohol must end at least 1 hour prior to the end of the event.
  • No verbal agreements for use of facilities shall be made, nor in any way be binding on the City.
  • Support stakes for game nets or awnings must not penetrate more than six inches into the group as plastic irrigation piping may be damaged.  (10’ X 10’ canopies allowed, but cannot be connected to other canopies.)
  • Electricity is not available in the parks.
  • Plans to decorate must be requested on the application for approval. Generally, only masking tape is acceptable and no nails or tacks are allowed. All decorations must be fireproof or of fire retardant materials.Candles or other open flame devices will not be permitted.
  • No amplified music allowed. 
  • Private BBQ grills/smokes are allowed at picnic sites ONLY if pulled by hand. Please notify caterers of this rule.
  • As of 1/1/11 the use of Expanded Polystyrene (#6) food service ware (known as Styrofoam) is prohibited for all City Facility Users.