Day-Use Parks Rules

  • Authorized use of day-use group areas includes the provided amenities within the site reserved. Prior authorization and special permitting from CSD or other departments may be required for weddings, memorial services and other special events. A "Special Event" is an event that impacts, encroaches or infringes on the surrounding group areas, and or requires the use of more than the provided amenities. Unauthorized events may result in additional fees or eviction. Please call Parks Admin at (805) 568-2461 if you think your use could be a special event.
  • Park hours are from 8:00AM to sunset.
  • Put all trash and litter in cans provided.
  • Park visitors are expected to restore the area to the condition in which it was found. The person whose name appears on the reservation will be responsible for any damages to County property in connection with their activity.
  • No amplification allowed.  Sound, including radios, at a low volume is allowed but should not disrupt or interfere with the peace or the enjoyment of any other recreation area.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times and picked up after.
  • This is a tobacco-free park. Smoking is prohibited.
  • Alcohol is allowed at all day-use parks except Orcutt Community Park.  The person whose name appears on the reservation is responsible for ensuring that anyone consuming alcohol is over 21.
  • Selling of alcohol or food requires additional permits. Contact Parks for information.
  • The use of staples or tacks damages park structures and park tables and is prohibited. Please use tape to secure table coverings and other decorations.
  • Water activities, including but not limited to water balloons, wading pools, slip and slides, and dunk tanks are not allowed.
  • Each picnic area is equipped with picnic tables and a barbecue grill/pit. Do not bring extra chairs and tables to expand the picnic area's capacity.
  • Extra open-flamed grills and oil fryers are prohibited. Electric crock pots and propane stoves that meet safety standards are permitted (No home-made propane cooking equipment). The use of unauthorized equipment may result in additional fees, citation or eviction.
  • Bouncers are allowed from approved vendors in designated areas with a paid reservation and bouncer fee. Bouncers are limited to one per area and only basic bounce houses (20 ft X 20 ft maximum) are allowed. Rock or climbing walls, obstacle courses, combos, slides, laser tag and other large inflatables or interactive equipment are not allowed.
  • Mylar confetti and Mylar on pinatas are not biodegradable. Please refrain from using these items.
  • Motorized/Electric vehicles are not allowed on park lawns.
  • Items may not be left unattended in the unreserved areas.
  • All reservations are rain or shine unless cancelled or changed at least (3) calendar days prior to reservation/check-in date.
  • Prior authorization/walk-through is required for weddings, memorial services and other special events. Unauthorized events may be result in additional fees or eviction.