Park, Picnic and Facility Reservations

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Picnic Rentals

If you’re planning a gathering at the park be sure to reserve your picnic space first! Picnic areas are available to the public on a first come first served basis unless otherwise reserved. Only a permit secures your exclusive use. Picnic rental fees are based on a maximum of 6-hours and the maximum number of people in your group. Maximum limits vary by location and groups may not exceed the limit. No changes on permits.

Picnic Permit Process

Step 1: Click here to access the Picnic Permit request form online. You can also obtain a form at the Recreation Office at 4117 Overland Ave, Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Step 2: Complete the form. We also recommend you call ahead to verify if the location you desire is available. Please note that calling does not secure your permit.

Step 3: Visit the Recreation Office to pay the fee and receive your permit.

Park Building Permits

Buildings at Blanco, Culver West-Alexander, El Marino, Lindberg, and Syd Kronenthal parks may be reserved and must be booked 2 weeks in advance. For information on rentals for the Veterans Memorial Building click here.

Permit Policies

Permits only issued by walk-in at the Recreation Office. Picnic permits for weekend use must be submitted no later than the Wednesday prior. Culver City residents must provide proof of residency (CDL or utility bill) to receive the resident rate. Nonprofit organizations with 501(C)(3) status must be present proof at time of reservation. No changes on permits once issued. No refunds on outdoor rentals unless it rains. Building rentals receive 50% refund if cancelled 2 weeks in advance. Call (310) 253-6650 for more information.

Park Facility Description Resident Fee Non-
Resident Fee

Veterans Park Picnic Shelter &

Culver City Park Picnic Area #2

Maximum Persons

Vary by Site 

For up to 100 people $124 $166
For each additional group of 25 $31 $62
Non-Profit - Flat Rate $124  $166
All Other Park Picnic Areas Maximum Persons

Vary by Site 

For each group of 25 people  $31 $62
Non-Profit - Flat Rate  $42 $84
All Park Building Rentals
Room rental only $146 $166
Room rental + kitchen $187 $208
Non-Profit - Flat Rate $104 $166
Additional Charges
Moonbounce Permit  $31
Picnic Security Deposit - Refundable (100+ people) $100
Building Security Deposit - Refundable $208
Extended Permit Time - Per hour $26
Custodial Fee - Per hour $52
Staffing Fee - Per hour/per staff $25

Moonbounce Permits

Moonbounces (party jumpers) are allowed in designated Culver City parks by special permit only. No moonbounces at Carlson Park, Lindberg Park, and Syd Kronenthal Picnic Shelter. A Certificate of Liability Insurance is required from the moonbounce rental company. Permit will not be issued until after moonbounce insurance is received no later than 2 business days before permit date.

Sports Facility Rentals

Fields in some Culver City parks are available for rental for organized sports activities, special events, or in conjunction with picnic rentals. Availability varies by location and by season, with priority given to City programs followed by CCUSD rentals and long term sports field users. Liability insurance is required for all organized sports organizations. Call (310) 253-6650 for more information.

Sports Facility Hourly Rental Rates Resident Fee Non-
Resident Fee
Private Rental $36 $52
Non-Profit Rental - For 501(c)(3) organizations  $12 $36
Tournament Rental $52 $62
Additional Charges
Lights (if available) - Per hour $11
Custodial Fee - Per hour $52
Staffing Fee - Per hour/per staff $25

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