Park Reservations

For Park Reservations Contact the Quality of Life Department at

One Stop Permit Center
35 Cajon Street, Suite 15A
909-798-7551 x7
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Chapter 12.44 of the Redlands Municipal Code provides regulations for the City park system.  Reservations are currently required for the Redlands Bowl in Smiley Park, and the Avice Meeker Sewall Theater in Prospect Park. Group picnic tables located in Sections "A" and "C", the gazebo and the covered picnic area in Sylvan Park are reservable. Please see attachments and information below for pricing/insurance information.

All Park Reservation Permits must be completed at least seven days prior to the event date over the counter at the Redlands Civic Center (One Stop Permit Center Counter). If your group is 50 people or less and you will not have a vendor, you can go to the Park first-come, first-served at no cost. If you plan on using a vendor (hiring any company to provide a service at the Park) you will be required to obtain a Park Reservation Permit even if your group is less than 50 people. If your party will have more than 50 people, you are required to have a Park Reservation Permit.

Fees (see link below) vary depending on the size of your party, whether or not you are a resident of Redlands and at which Park you wish to have your reservation. Note that Sylvan Park has a different fee schedule than “All other Parks.” Page one (Group 2) refers to Redlands residents and page two (Group 3) refers to non-residents. The fees consist of three components: 1) the clean-up deposit is based on the number of people and is completely refundable as long as your group picks up after your party; 2) the reservation permit fee; and 3) the certificate of Liability Insurance – usually around $100.00 if purchased through the City. If you have homeowner’s insurance, your provider may be able to issue a certificate which meets the City’ insurance requirements Insurance Requirements​.

Reservations forms for all park facilities are available from the Quality of Life Department or may be downloaded. on line. The Park Reservation Request form shall be used for all City park facilities other than the Redlands Bowl and the Sewall Theater.

The Quality of Life Department will review the reservation request and confirm the reservation if the facilities are available and all conditions of the reservation are met. The various reservations forms are as follows:

Park Reservation Request Form
Contact Quality of Life staff for a Park Reservation Request Form
Map of Sylvan Park
Redlands Bowl Reservation Request
Avice Meeker Sewall Theater Reservation Request
Prospect Park Sign Request
Permit to Serve Alcohol in Public Parks

Reservation Fees / Insurance Information

Park Reservation Fees
Park Reservation Insurance Requirements

Park Rules

  1. All park facility reservations must be made a minimum of 7 working days in advance and must be accompanied by full payment.
  2. Reservations taken year-round.
  3. Groups of more than 50 persons must make reservations per City ordinance.
  4. No vehicles allowed on park grounds at any time, under any circumstances (this includes loading and unloading).
  5. BBQ grills are first come, first serve.
  6. Volleyball courts and baseball diamond on park grounds are available on first come, first serve basis.
  7. Pets must be restrained at all times while in the park.
  8. No horseshoe playing on grass!
  9. Pits are available on park grounds on first come, first serve basis.
  10. In case of any problems call police at 798-7681 for assistance.
  11. No refunds for inclement weather or no shows.
  12. If you wish to cancel prior to the reservation date, a 10% administrative fee will apply.
  13. It is your responsibility to prove your reservation to police and other parties.
  14. Pony rides, dunk tanks and erecting of tents or volleyball nets, or any equipment that would involve stakes into the ground are strictly prohibited.
  15. Air jumps are not encouraged and require an insurance policy in the amount of $3,000,000 naming the City of Redlands as additional insured.

For Complete Park Rules set by Ordinance see the Redlands Municipal Code Chapter 12.44


For Complete Redlands Bowl Rules set by Ordinance see the Redlands Municipal Code Chapter 12.44