Picnic Reservations

As of April 1, 2021, Union City will begin accepting picnic rentals for sites that meet the current guidelines for gatherings in Alameda County.  Please visit www.unioncity.org/reg for available locations or email kennedycenter@unioncity.org for more information.

Union City residents and visitors love our parks and active, open space. If you are looking for an outdoor space to have a picnic or party, we have a wide range of options for you. In addition to the many parks throughout Union City.  

Residents and Non-Residents can reserve public parks for picnics up to thirty (30) calendar days in advance. For online reservations please go to: www.unioncity.org/reg under the Facility & Parks tab.  You will need to have a REC1 account to reserve a picnic area. All site fees are doubled for all non-residents and on holidays.

Steps to booking your Public Park Picnic Reservation:

1. Go to: www.unioncity.org/reg sign in to your REC1 account.

2. Click on the "Facility & Parks" tab.

3. Choose your Park (ie. Kennedy Park, Seven Hills, Park, etc).

4. Choose your Site (some parks have multiple sites; see pictures attached).

5. Fill in the prompts and accept the waivers.

When doing a reservation, you will not be prompted to make payment right away.  Your permit will be PENDING APPROVAL until office staff has approved it.  Park approvals will take 24-48 hours, (except for weekends and holidays), in which case will be approved the following business day.  Once approved, you will be emailed to make payment and you will have 24 hours to make your payment.  Reservation fees vary on the capacity of the picnic site.

For park and facility rentals, non-residents are charged an additional fee. You must live, own a business, or pay Union City property taxes in order to receive the resident rate. Proof is required.

If you cannot reserve online, download the Park Reservation form (PDF) and fill it out in advance before coming in during business hours only.  Please check with the Kennedy Youth Center for current business hours at (510) 675-5329.

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Rental Sites

Park Site Address # Picnic Tables #BBQ Grills Seating Capacity Restrooms
Accinelli Park 4525 Navarro Dr. 3 1 24-30 Yes
Arroyo Park 35199 Perry Rd. 4 1 32-40 Yes
Casa Verde Park (San Carvante) 3161 San Juan Pl. 4 1 32-40 No
Contempo Park 32300 Meteor Dr. 10 3 80-100 Yes
Dry Creek Park 1009 Westgard St. 8 2 64-80 No
Kennedy Park (Camarillo) 1333 Decoto Rd. 13 4 104-130 Yes
Kennedy Park (Camarillo Red) 1333 Decoto Rd. 6 2 40-60 Yes
Kennedy Park (Camarillo Brown) 1333 Decoto Rd. 7 2 56-70 Yes
Kennedy Park (Amphitheater) 1333 Decoto Rd. 0 0 125 Yes
Kennedy Park (Sycamore) 1333 Decoto Rd. 4 1 32-40 Yes
Kennedy Park (Willow) 1333 Decoto Rd. 4 2 32-40 Yes
Old Alvarado/ CC Park (Magnolia) 3871 Smith St. 8 3 64-80 Yes
Old Alvarado/ CC Park (Wisteria) 3871 Smith St. 2 1 16-20 Yes
Old Alvarado/ CC Park (Gazebo) 3871 Smith St. 0 0 75 Yes
Old Alvarado/ CC Park (Elm) 3871 Smith St. 4 3 32-40 Yes
Sea Breeze Park (Sea) 32600 Carmel Way 3 1 24-30 Yes
Sea Breeze Park (Breeze) 32600 Carmel Way 2 1 16-20 Yes
Seven Hills Park (Kitayama) 384 Florence St. 6 3 48-60 Yes
Shorty Garcia Park 33940 7th St. 2 1 16-20 Yes
Town Estates Park (Cameron) 2438 Andover Dr. 2 1 16-20 Yes
Town Estates Park (Winchester) 2438 Andover Dr. 6 2 48-60 Yes
Veterans Memorial Park (Hall Ranch) 4525 Dyer St. 2 1 16-20 Yes
Veterans Memorial Park (Veteran) 4525 Dyer St. 8 2 64-80 Yes
William Cann Civic (Egret) 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd. 1 1 8-10 No
William Cann Civic (Heron) 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd. 1 1 8-10 No
William Cann Neighborhood Park (Cann) 33001 Marsh Hawk Rd. 4 1 32-40 Yes
William Cann Neighborhood Park (Brent) 33001 Marsh Hawk Rd. 4 1 32-40 Yes

Premium DaysEaster Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween Day

Holiday Days: MLK Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day,  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Inflatable Bounce Houses

Due to the current Pandemic, we are not allowing bounce houses (Jumpers) in any of our City parks.

No Alcohol or Smoking

We do not allow smoking or drinking alcohol at any of our parks.

Sound Amplification Permits

Sound amplification permits are only issued for Kennedy Park's Amphitheater and Old Alvarado/Cesar Chavez Gazebo. Amplified music is only allowed when you reserve a picnic area and receive an amplification permit. The fee for an amplification permit is $50.

Rules & Regulations

Review our Park Use Policy Handbook (PDF) for additional information and rules.

Park reservation can be made online at www.unioncity.org/reg or in person at the Kennedy Youth Center located at 1333 Decoto Road, UC during office hours.  Please call the Kennedy Youth Center for updated hours at (510) 675-5329.

Please note that all regulations and fees are subject to change without notice. For current information please contact the Kennedy Youth Center at 510.675.5329.