Parks and Permits
Permits and Facility Reservation
Interested in booking a green space or facility? Permits are issued in person at the Community Services building located at 230 E Chapman Ave., Orange 92866. Save time and avoid waiting in line by booking an appointment.
We are currently not issuing permits for the Orange Senior Center or Sports Center at Grijalva Park.
- Park facility, picnic pavilion and green space permits are issued on a first come, first-reserved basis. With the exception of the Senior Center and Sports Center at Grijalva Park, permit requests must be made by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday one week prior to the event date.
- Park facility, picnic pavilion and green space permits may be issued up to 3 months in advance from the current calendar date (excluding the Senior Center which may be reserved up to one year in advance).
- Park facility, picnic pavilion and green space permits are issued to one user/group per month. Requests for continuous use are subject to special consideration. Approval is dependent on availability and demand.
- Park facility, picnic pavilion and green space permits are not issued on holidays or observed holidays.
- Groups of 24 or less do not need a park permit, unless they wish to reserve a specific park pavilion or plan to have a jumper and/or caterer/taco cart.
- Park facility, picnic pavilion and green space permits will be issued to the person requesting the appointment only. Permit holder must be an adult. Proof of Orange residency (if applicable), permit fees, and deposits are due at the time the permit is issued. Non-residents are welcome to reserve park space, however non-resident permit rates will apply.
Hart Park Bandshell Permits
Groups intending to use the Hart Park Bandshell must complete a Hart Park Bandshell Permit Application. Please note: the Hart Park Bandshell is reservable between the hours of 12 noon - 5 pm Monday - Sunday (excluding holidays and observed holidays).
Special Events in the Park Permits
Events that will have 201 or more guests or are not a standard park reservation require a Special Event Permit. Special Event Permit Applications require a minimum of 30 days notice prior to the planned event.
All permit cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com by the permit holder prior to the event date. Please refer to your permit for applicable cancellation fees. Approved permit refunds may take up to 6 weeks to receive.
Inclement Weather Policy
The City of Orange does not refund permit fees for inclement weather cancellations. Instead permit holders may reschedule their reservation. Permit rescheduling due to inclement weather must be at the request of the permit holder to the Community Services Department within 24-hours of the cancellation. Rescheduled dates are dependent upon availability and may only be reserved up to three months in advance.
Parks, Facilities, Maps, and Amenities
View the complete list of parks and amenities. Please contact the Community Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 744-7274 to check on availability. Please leave a detailed message that includes the park name, location such as the building or picnic pavilion (shelter), the date you are considering, whether you are a resident of the City of Orange, and any other park rental questions you may have. This will ensure staff has the pertinent information when responding.
Sports Center at Grijalva Park
The Sports Center at Grijalva Park is a state-of-the-art, energy efficient, 26,200 square-foot facility that features a dance room with a wood floor, ballet barres and mirror walls, a large multipurpose room and a spacious gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, and plenty of fan seating.
Trails and Bikeways
The City of Orange has many recreational and equestrian trails to enjoy as well as on street and off street bikeways for commuting and traveling across town or just getting in some exercise and enjoying the outdoors. There are also equestrian and multi-purpose trails in areas of the City that are maintained by Homeowner Associations and volunteers. These trails, though maintained by others, comply with City standards and are open to the public.
• City of Orange Trails Map
Santiago Creek Bike Trail
The Santiago Creek Bike Trail (SCBT) consists of a paved trail alongside the Santiago Creek that spans 6 miles from Hart Park to Cannon Street, with one branch that continues north in a City owned right-of-way from Walnut Avenue to Collins Avenue where it connects to the City of Villa Park. Bicyclists, joggers, and nature lovers will enjoy views of the creek's native vegetation and natural habitat. The Santiago Creek Bike Trail also provides links to 3 City of Orange Parks; Grijalva, Yorba, and Hart Parks, which provide ample parking and easy access to the trail.
• Santiago Creek Trail Access Map
• Santiago Creek Trail Rules
Other Orange County Trail Resources
• Orange County Bikeways Map
• Orange County Parks and Trails
Additional Trail Resources and Information
• City of Orange Bikeways Master Plan (PDF) note: v.2001 is the most current.
• City of Orange Recreational Trails Master Plan
Parks and Sports Fields Mow Schedule
Park turf areas are mowed weekly during the Spring, Summer and Fall months and every other week during the winter. Sports fields are mowed twice weekly during Spring, Summer and Fall months and once weekly during the Winter.
Please note the schedule below is subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment issues, and or holidays.
|El Camino Real||El Modena||Yorba||El Camino||McPherson|
|Steve Ambriz||Hart||Steve Ambriz||Grijalva|
|Santiago Hills||Hart||El Camino||Eisenhower||El Modena|
|Fred Barrera||Killefer||Yorba||Olive||La Veta|