Permits and Facility Reservation

City Recreation Poster

In accordance with current State and County health guidelines, our parks, including the Dog Park at Yorba Park are open for public use, weather permitting.  The public is encouraged to utilize the open space and walking trails to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. Please continue to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from those who are not part of your household.  Wash your hands frequently and do not use our parks if you are ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Group gatherings are prohibited. 

1.  Are courts, tot lots and exercise equipment open?

Tot lots and outdoor fitness equipment are open. Please remember to maintain social distance and avoid over crowding. Basketball, volleyball, and handball courts are closed.  Tennis courts are open for singles and household use only.  

2.  Can I book a City facility or picnic pavilion for an event?

Current State and County health guidelines do not allow for gatherings outside of your household. Park facilities designed for gatherings, such as community rooms, the Sports Center at Grijalva Park, and group picnic pavilions are closed.  No permits, regardless of date, are being issued for social gatherings until further notice.  Please continue to check the City’s website and social media posts for updates to facilities and services.  As health guidelines change, and allow for gatherings to continue, the City will evaluate options to comply with the guidelines. 

3.  What is the status of the City’s fall special events?

The current health guidelines do not allow for public gatherings. Please check the City’s website and social media posts for updates on modified City events.  As health guidelines change, and allow for traditional programming to continue, the City will evaluate options.

4.  Is the Senior Center open?

The Senior Center remains closed; however, essential services such as meals, case management, and transportation are still available.  The meal congregate program has been replaced with a pick-up meal option.  Homebound seniors will continue to receive Meals-on-Wheels service.  For more information, contact the Senior Center at www.orangeseniorcenter.org or at (714) 538-9633.

5.  Are youth sports groups allowed to play?

The City requires permits to use sports fields for groups of ten (10) persons or more. On August 3, the State issued guidelines for outdoor youth sports activities. The City is issuing limited permits for groups who comply with the guidelines. To obtain a field permit and for more information about the permitting process, please email javila@cityoforange.org. Tournaments, events, or competitions are not permitted at this time.

For any additional questions, please call the Community Services Department at (714) 744-7274 or email csinfo@cityoforange.org.

New Parks Poster
Permits are required to reserve a  picnic shelter/pavilion, community room, or athletic field in City parks. In addition, all gatherings of 25 or more people in the green/open space, are required to have a permit. Parties with bounce houses or taco carts are also required to have a permit regardless of the number of guests in their party. Permits are not issued on holidays.
 
Permits can only be obtained at the:
Community Services Department
230 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
Park Rules

Park Community Rooms - Handy, Hart, El Camino, Ambriz, Killefer

Resident, Resident Non-Profit $  30.00 per hour
Non-Resident, Non-Resident Non-Profit $  50.00 per hour
Orange Based Business $  90.00 per hour
Non-Orange Based Business $150.00 per hour
Deposit $  75.00 deposit

Park Community Rooms - Olive, Shaffer, Grijalva

Resident, Resident Non-Profit $  40.00 per hour
Non-Resident, Non-Resident Non-Profit $  60.00 per hour
Orange Based Business $120.00 per hour
Non-Orange Based Business $180.00 per hour
Deposit $  75.00 deposit
Community rooms can be reserved from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Picnic Shelter/Pavilion

Groups of 1-50 People      
Resident, Resident Non-Profit $  60.00
$  15.00
first 5 hours
each additional hour
Non-Resident, Non-Resident Non-Profit $  80.00
$  20.00
first 5 hours
each additional hour
Orange Based Business $180.00
$  45.00
first 5 hours
each additional hour
Non-Orange Based Business $240.00
$  60.00
first 5 hours
each additional hour
Deposit $  50.00 deposit
Groups of 51-100 People      
Resident, Resident Non-Profit $  80.00
$  20.00
first 5 hours
each additional hour
Non-Resident, Non-Resident Non-Profit $100.00
$  25.00
first 5 hours
each additional hour
Orange Based Business $240.00
$  60.00
first 5 hours
each additional hour
Non-Orange Based Business $300.00
$  75.00
first 5 hours
each additional hour
Deposit $100.00 deposit

Green / Open Space

Groups of 25-50 People      
Resident, Resident Non-Profit $  30.00 per use
Non-Resident, Non-Resident Non-Profit $  40.00 per use
Orange Based Business $  90.00 per hour
Non-Orange Based Business $120.00 per hour
Deposit $  50.00 deposit
Groups of 51-100 People      
Resident, Resident Non-Profit $  40.00 per use
Non-Resident, Non-Resident Non-Profit $  50.00 per use
Orange Based Business $120.00 per hour
Non-Orange Based Business $150.00 per hour
Deposit $  75.00 deposit

Picnic pavilion/shelter and green/open space can be reserved from 9:00 am to dusk. Please refer to dusk closing time below.

January, February5:00 pm
March5:30 pm / 6:30 pm after time change
April7:00 pm
May7:30 pm
June, July8:00 pm
August, September7:30 pm
October6:30 pm
November6:00 pm / 5:00 pm after time change
December5:00 pm
For groups of more that 100 people please call (714) 744-7274 for pricing
To view a complete list of parks and amenities click the link above. Please call the Community Services Department at (714) 744-7274 to check on availability.  If you are connected to voicemail, please leave a detailed message that includes the park name, 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 will have the pertinent information when they call you back.