Picnic Sites

  • The picnic reservation process is now on-line
  • Dogs must remain on leash at all in times in parks and on open space trails

The City of Concord has group picnic sites that may be reserved up to a year in advance. For more information about use fees and refundable damage deposit, please see the reserve tab below.  Picnic tables that are not located in the group picnic site area are available on a first come first served basis.

Fees effective July 1, 2023

Baldwin Park 

Located at 2790 Parkside Circle, off Bonifacio Street near Port Chicago Highway. The park is 18 acres with a playground, softball fields, basketball courts, bocce ball courts and dog park. There is one reservable site. NO ALCOHOL PERMITS. Capacity 120 Running water, shade trees, no electricity (2) BBQ 3’x3’. (12) Tables 8’ Fee: $193 residents, $238 non-residents. Link to reserve.

Concord Community Park 

Located at 3501 Cowell Road near Babel Lane, this 30 acre park has an Olympic size swimming pool with diving facilities, 7 unlighted tennis courts, large open turf area and playground. There are three reservable sites. Alcohol permits are available.
For information about the swimming pool, call (925) 671-3474. 

  • SITE ONE (between playground & pool) Capacity 180 Shade trees, no running water or electricity (2) BBQ 3’x3’ (15) Tables 8’ Fee $277 residents, $321 non-residents 
  • SITE TWO (close to Cowell Rd.) Capacity 240 Running water, no electricity, limited shade (2) BBQ 6’x2’ (20) Tables 8’ Fee $387 residents, $433 non-residents 
  • SITE THREE (close to the bathrooms) Capacity 64-72 Shade trees, no running water or electricity (1) BBQ 3’x3’ (8) Tables 8’ Fee $161 residents, $206 non-residents 

Rotary Centennial Pavilion at Concord Community Pool

Located in Concord Community Park. (3) 6’ tables, (2) 8’ tables with handicap accessibility. Swimming and inflatable structures are included in the fee. For information contact Concord Community Pool directly, at (925) 671-3474. 

Hillcrest Park 

Located at 2050 Olivera Road at Grant Street. This 26 acre park offers athletic fields for softball, baseball and soccer, a model airplane area and Matteo’s Dream: A Playground for Children of All Abilities. There are several picnic areas with one reservable group picnic/BBQ site. A creek running through the park is being restored with native vegetation to stabilize the banks and re-establish the natural riparian habitat. A Korean War Memorial is located in a quiet corner of the park near a pond and redwood grove. Alcohol permits are available. 

  • SITE ONE is currently unavailable.  
  • SITE TWO Capacity 72 No running water or electricity (1) BBQ 3’x3’, (9) 6’round tables Fee $161 residents, $206 non-residents 


Located at 1351 Detroit Avenue, at the corner of Sunshine Drive. This 12 acre park offers a spray park featuring water play areas for tots, tweens and teens during designated hours. Also located in the park is a playground, multi-use sports fields and basketball courts. There are two reservable group picnic/barbecue areas. 

One is located inside the spray park and the other outside the spray park. NO ALCOHOL PERMITS. 

  • SITE ONE (outside Spray Park) Capacity 80 Running water, no electricity, covered (2) BBQ 3’x3’, (10) Tables 8’ Fee $157 residents, $200 non-residents. 
  • SITE TWO (inside Spray Park) Capacity 48, No running water, no electricity, covered. (1) BBQ, (6) Tables 8’ Inflatable play structures are NOT allowed inside Spray Park. Spray Park and grass areas not included in site reservation. Spray Park features are open to general public and not guaranteed. Fee $157 residents, $200 non-residents.

Newhall PARK

Located at 1351 Newhall Parkway with parking on Turtle Creek Road (near Ayers Road). This park offers 122 acres along Galindo Creek with ball fields, ponds, dog park, a play structure, open space trails for hiking and equestrian use. There is one reservable site across the creek via a foot bridge - Site One. And another site across the grass field closer to the Newhall Parkway parking lot - Site Two.  Walk along the path that runs parallel to Turtle Creek Road and cross the foot bridge to the picnic site. Alcohol permits are available. 

  • SITE ONE Capacity 120 Running water, no electricity, large oak trees, Redwood grove (1) BBQ 58" x 22". (12) Tables 8’ Fee $193 residents, $238 non-residents 
  • SITE TWO Capacity 48 no running water, no electricity, limited shade, (1) large BBQ, (6) tables 8’ Fee $161 residents, $206 non-residents

Ygnacio Valley PARK

Located at Oak Grove Road at Minert. The 9.5 acre park has a softball field and playground. There is one reservable site. NO ALCOHOL PERMITS. Capacity 64 Running water, no electricity, limited shade (2) BBQ 3’x3’. (8) Tables 8’ Fee $161 residents, $206 non-residents.  Link to reserve.

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