Permits and Facility Reservation

Park Permits

Permits are required to reserve a picnic area, gazebo, building, or athletic field in City parks. In addition, groups of 25 or more guests are required to have a permit. Parties with bounce houses 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
Permits are issued in person at the Community Services Department up to *3 months in advance and no later than 3 p.m. the Wednesday before the planned event, except during a holiday week when deadline dates are subject to change. Special Event, Senior Center, and Sports Center permits are the exception to the Wednesday deadline and require more advanced notice.  
*Senior Center reservations may be made up to one year in advance and no later than 45 days prior to the event date.
Proof of residency in the name of the applicant (i.e. a current utility bill or bank statement) is required for City of Orange residents.  Non-residents are welcome to reserve park space, however, non-resident permit rates will apply.  Proof of Orange residency (if applicable), permit fees, and deposits are due at the time the permit is issued.
Parks, Facilities, Maps, and Amenities
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.

Save time! Print a copy of the permit application and bring it with you when you come in to obtain your permit. 

Park Permit Cancellations
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.