Mission Bay Parks

bay front mariposa parkSan Francisco Recreation and Parks welcomes Mission Bay Parks!

As of July 1, 2023 Mission Bay Parks will become part of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks system. Welcome to our interim permits page as we update our website to reflect our new parks.   

Picnic and Other Outdoor Gatherings 

Picnic Permits: Picnic areas can be reserved from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and can be booked up to 60 days in advance of your event date.
We offer picnic reservations online for the following sites:

If your gathering will have more than 100 attendees, please complete a Large Picnic Application.

Special Events: An event involving any of the following is considered a special event and requires the submission of a Special Event Application:

  • Advertising that the event is open to the public
  • Amplified sound (more than a battery-operated low wattage speaker)
  • Needing to confirm date/time/location more than 60 days in advance
  • Selling of food, alcohol or merchandise
  • Selling of tickets to the event
  • Special set ups of stages, tents, barricades fences or other items

Mission Creek Pavilion

Please visit our Mission Creek Park Pavilion page for more information and for reservations after July 1, 2023.

Athletic Lawns, Fields and Facilities

We book our athletic venues by the season. If you are interested in booking a field from July 1 to Aug 31, please complete one of the following forms:

For athletic bookings from September 1 through November 30, the Fall forms open May 1. Here are the links to apply starting May 1:


Any other about questions about permits and reservations, please email rpdreservations@sfgov.org

Any other questions about San Francisco Recreation and Parks and the new operation of Mission Bay Parks, please email rpdinfo@sfgov.org