Parks and Permits
Permits and Facility Reservation
Per the California Department of Public Health we are excited to announce we are now issuing permits by appointment only for *Park Picnic Pavilions, Jumpers, and Green Space areas for a maximum of 100 guests.
*Park Picnic Pavilion, Jumpers, and Green Space Permits may be issued up to 3 months in advance from the current calendar date.
Hart Park Bandshell Permits
Groups intending to use the Hart Park Bandshell must also 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).
Special Events in the Park Permits - Not permitted at this time
Events that will have 200 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 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
To view a complete list of parks and amenities click here. 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.
Sports Center at Grijalva Park
Location and Details
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
|Ambriz Sports Fields||El Camino Park||Handy Park||Ambriz Park||El Modena Basin|
|Barrera Park||Hart Park||Grijalva Park||El Camino Sports Fields||El Modena Park|
|Belmont Park||Grijalva Sports Park||Eisenhower Park||McPherson Park|
|El Camino Sports Park||Killefer Park||Olive Park||La Vera Park|
|Santiago Hills Park||Yorba Park||Shaffer Park||Veterans Memorial at Depot Park|
Please note the above schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment issues, and or holidays.
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