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New location for the After School Adventures Program office. Come and enjoy various youth activities, programming for school-aged children and the parks many amenities at Central Park. The size of the park is 9.2 acres. This central park includes picnic tables; rose garden; children’s playground area; benches; restrooms and drinking fountains. In addition, there are two lawn bowling greens and a clubhouse under the auspices of the Pasadena Lawn Bowling & Croquet Club, an affiliate of the American Lawn Bowling Association.

How to reserve this park

Thank you for your interest in reserving a Pasadena Park/Facility for your event. It’s recommended that you apply at least thirty (30) days before your event date. Please follow steps 1 through 3 to submit your reservation request.

1. View all information on the City Facility/Park you would like to reserve including:

  • Park Layout (video and pdf)
  • Reservation fees
  • Items allowed/Items not allowed
  • Permits required
  • Insurance required
  • Additional requirements and deadlines

2. Log in to your ActiveNet account
To submit a Reservation Request, you must have a Customer Login Name and Password. Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve to request an account. Accounts are generally approved within 24 hours.

3. Submit your reservation request with all requirements
You will receive an automatic confirmation after you complete your request. Do not pay any fees until you are contacted by park reservations staff. To receive your facility permit timely please provide the park reservations staff with all requirements by the deadline provided.

Reservation Fees
Reservable Area Individual / Private Commercial Non-Profit
Central East Midway Large Grass Area

(1 Table)

Capacity: 150 guests

 

Resident
$56.00 per Hour $113.00 per Hour $56.00 per Hour
Non – Resident
$113.00 per Hour $170.00 per Hour $86.00 per Hour
Reservable Area Individual / Private Commercial Non-Profit
Central NE Large Grass Area

(2 Tables)

Capacity: 150 guests

Resident
$56.00 per Hour $113.00 per Hour $56.00 per Hour
Non-Resident
$113.00 per Hour $170.00 per Hour $86.00 per Hour
Reservable Area Individual / Private Commercial Non-Profit
Central North Large Grass Area

(2 Tables)

Capacity: 150 guests

Resident
$56.00 per Hour $113.00 per Hour $56.00 per Hour
Non-Resident
$113.00 per Hour $170.00 per Hour $86.00 per Hour
Reservable Area Individual / Private Commercial Non-Profit
Central SE Large Grass Area

Capacity: 150 guests

Resident
$56.00 per Hour $113.00 per Hour $56.00 per Hour
Non-Resident
$113.00 per Hour $170.00 per Hour $86.00 per Hour
Reservable Area Individual / Private Commercial Non-Profit
Central South Grass Large Grass Area

Capacity: 150 guests

Resident
$56.00 per Hour $113.00 per Hour $56.00 per Hour
Non-Resident
$113.00 per Hour $170.00 per Hour $86.00 per Hour
Reservable Area Individual / Private Commercial Non-Profit
Central South Large Picnic Area

Capacity: 50 guests

Resident
$55.00 (0-4 Hours) $55.00 (0-4 Hours) $55.00 (0-4 Hours)
$41.00 (4+ Hours) $41.00 (4+ Hours)  $41.00 (4+ Hours)
Non-Resident
$111.00 (0-4 Hours) $111.00 (0-4 Hours) $111.00 (0-4 Hours)
$41.00 (4+ Hours) $41.00 (4+ Hours) $41.00 (4+ Hours)
Reservable Area Individual / Private Commercial Non-Profit
Central West Midway Large Grass Area

Capacity: 150 guests

Resident
$56.00 per Hour $113.00 per Hour $56.00 per Hour
Non-Resident
$113.00 per Hour $170.00 per Hour $86.00 per Hour
Items Allowed/Items Not Allowed
Reservable Area Items Allowed Items Not Allowed
Central East Midway
  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal and gas grill
  • Petting zoos, pony rides, live animals
  • Tents/canopies
  • Recorded and live amplified music
  • Catering
  • Generator
  • Entertainers
  • Moon bouncers
  • Other vendors (case by case basis)
  • Sports
  • Water activities
  • Electric or motorized vehicles
  • String or tape ties
  • Event signage may not be nailed or stapled on trees, signs, buildings or other City Property
Reservable Area Items Allowed Items Not Allowed
Central NE
  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal and gas grill
  • Petting zoos, pony rides, live animals
  • Tents/canopies
  • Recorded and live amplified music
  • Catering
  • Generator
  • Entertainers
  • Moon bouncers
  • Other vendors (case by case basis)
  • Sports
  • Water activities
  • Electric or motorized vehicles
  • String or tape ties
  • Event signage may not be nailed or stapled on trees, signs, buildings or other City Property

 

Reservable Area Items Allowed Items Not Allowed
Central North
  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal and gas grill
  • Petting zoos, pony rides, live animals
  • Tents/canopies
  • Recorded and live amplified music
  • Catering
  • Generator
  • Entertainers
  • Moon bouncers
  • Other vendors (case by case basis)
  • Sports
  • Water activities
  • Electric or motorized vehicles
  • String or tape ties
  • Event signage may not be nailed or stapled on trees, signs, buildings or other City Property
Reservable Area Items Allowed Items Not Allowed
Central SE
  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal and gas grill
  • Petting zoos, pony rides, live animals
  • Tents/canopies
  • Recorded and live amplified music
  • Catering
  • Generator
  • Entertainers
  • Moon bouncers
  • Other vendors (case by case basis)
  • Sports
  • Water activities
  • Electric or motorized vehicles
  • String or tape ties
  • Event signage may not be nailed or stapled on trees, signs, buildings or other City Property
Reservable Area Items Allowed Items Not Allowed
Central South Grass
  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal and gas grill
  • Petting zoos, pony rides, live animals
  • Tents/canopies
  • Recorded and live amplified music
  • Catering
  • Generator
  • Entertainers
  • Moon bouncers
  • Other vendors (case by case basis)
  • Sports
  • Water activities
  • Electric or motorized vehicles
  • String or tape ties
  • Event signage may not be nailed or stapled on trees, signs, buildings or other City Property
Reservable Area Items Allowed Items Not Allowed
 

Central South Large Picnic Area

  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal and gas grill
  • Petting zoos, pony rides, live animals
  • Tents/canopies
  • Recorded and live amplified music
  • Catering
  • Generator
  • Entertainers
  • Moon bouncers
  • Other vendors (case by case basis)
  • Sports
  • Water Activities
  • Electric or motorized vehicles
  • String or tape ties
  • Event Signage may not be nailed or stapled on trees, signs, buildings or other City Property
Reservable Area Items Allowed Items Not Allowed
Central West Midway
  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal and gas grill
  • Petting zoos, pony rides, live animals
  • Tents/canopies
  • Recorded and live amplified music
  • Catering
  • Generator
  • Entertainers
  • Moon bouncers
  • Other vendors (case by case basis)
  • Sports
  • Water Activities
  • Electric or motorized vehicles
  • String or tape ties
  • Event Signage may not be nailed or stapled on trees, signs, buildings or other City Property
Additional Requirements & Deadlines

Payments:

  • All balances must be paid 15 business days prior to the event date
  • Online payments are accepted
  • Telephone Payments are accepted with credit card and I.D. information
  • Walk-in payments are accepted with checks (payable to the City of Pasadena) cash (exact amount)

Sound:

  • If you are having sound at your event you will need to complete the Amplified Sound Form
  • Provide a picture of the equipment to be used
  • You will be required to have a sound monitor presented to monitor the sound decibel

Alcohol:

Insurance:

Event insurance is required for:

  • Any heavy equipment (e.g. moon bounce)
  • Groups of 100 or more
  • Any group using sports fields
  • Serving alcohol
  • Petting zoos, pony rides or live animals (other than domestic pets)
  • An event that is catered or using other vendors
  • Insurance Samples

To purchase insurance, please visit https://securetulipinsurance.com/Pasadena.

Polystyrene Food Packaging:

  • Affective August 22, 2016 the City ban the use of polystyrene food packing within Pasadena: Polystyrene Food Packaging Ordinance (PMC 8.67).
  • City sponsored and permitted events must stop using polystyrene food packaging/ foam type (code PS or #6).
  • Alternative options available include; aluminum, coated and uncoated paper products, plastics 1 – 5.

Security Deposit:

  • The Event Security Deposit is refundable if there’s no damage to the facility.
  • Deposit refunds will be processed within 4 business days after the event date.
  • A check is mailed to you through U.S. Mail 3-4 weeks after your event.

Cancellation:

  • Cancellation request must be received in writing no less than 10 business days before the event date to receive a refund minus the deposit amount.
  • Customer will forfeit all fees paid if less than 10 business days.
  • Cancellation refunds will generally be processed within 4 business days after written cancel-lation is received.

SUBMIT A RESERVATION REQUEST


Amenities

Sports Fields:
  • Croquet
  • Lawn Bowling
Recreation Areas:
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
Facilities:
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Walkway Lighting
  • Restrooms
Central Park Center

Address
37 E. Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Maps & Directions

Phone
(626) 744-7532

Hours of Operation
Mo - F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Park Layout
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