City of Santa Barbara, Parks and Recreation Department
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Oak Park Main Picnic Area

Oak Park
Oak Park Main Picnic Area facility photo

Facility Hours



  • Alcohol allowed by permit only
  • Amplified Music / Sound Prohibited
  • BBQ pit
  • Electricity Available
  • Inflatable Bouncer by permit only
  • Park Closes 30 mins after Sunset
  • Parking lot
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground nearby
  • Restrooms nearby
  • Water/Sink


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The City’s largest group picnic site accommodating 150 guests. This site features a large stone barbecue, sink with running water and 35 picnic tables under a shady pergola. Adjacent to a playground, wading pool, public restrooms, 50 space parking lot and plenty of on-street parking. Electricity access is available for an additional fee. Bounce houses are permitted from approved vendors for an additional fee. Click the choose button to see rental facility hours, fees and availability. IMPORTANT PARK RULES AND INFORMATION: • Music is not allowed. No exceptions, this includes live and amplified music. No Bands, Mariachi, DJ’s or Bluetooth speakers. • Alcohol (for picnic rentals only): Only wine & beer are allowed. Hard liquor, kegs and alcohol sales are prohibited. Alcohol is not permitted at events with large number of minors attending, including quinceaneras, bar/bat mitzvahs, teen parties and college fraternity/sorority events. • Rental times may not begin prior to 9:00am. Rental times must end by sunset time based on a seasonal schedule. • Electricity will be shut off at 7:00pm or the end of the rental, whichever comes first. • Inflatable Bouncer: Only one bouncer is allowed for an additional fee from an approved vendor. A list of approved vendors will be provided. Bouncer size may not exceed 20Lx20Wx22H. Rock or climbing walls, obstacle courses, slides and other large inflatables or interactive equipment are not permitted. • Vehicles are not permitted to drive into the park. • Nothing may be tied, nailed, thumb-tacked or stapled to trees and structures. This includes tents, canopies, piñatas, signs and decorations. • Stakes are STRICTLY prohibited. Canopies must be weighted down. • A maximum of two, 10x10 ft. canopies are allowed. • Smoking and vaping is prohibited. SBMC § 9.20.020 • Use of plastic cutlery, plastic straws and polystyrene is prohibited. SBMC § 9.165, SBMC § 9.160.040 • Dogs must be leashed at all times. SBMC § 6.08.020 • Excess trash must be removed at the end of your rental.


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