Reserving a park for a gathering or event is easy. You can complete the entire process online or contact our permitting office for assistance. There are two types of reservations: one for picnic pavilions, the second for park events.
Click to go to JaxParks Reservation Site
Call (904) 255-7930 for assistance.
Picnic pavilions are used for simple family gatherings, birthday picnics, small work gatherings etc. These do not cover inflatable devices or other specialty items, amplified sound, electricity/generators, alcohols, events where fees are being collected or groups of 50 or more. Any activity including one or more of the above will require a special use permit.
A list of parks requiring picnic pavilion permits can be found at the bottom of this page. If you wish to use a pavilion in a park that is not included on this list, please understand that the pavilion is first come, first served and no reservations are required. If your park is on the list, click here
and begin the process.
Locations with double pavilion are designated as Side A and Side B. Each side requires a separate reservation. To reserve both sides, please divide the number of attendees and vehicles between the two sides. Special equipment only needs to be listed on one side.
If you are planning an event that includes one or more of the following, you will need to obtain a JaxParks Special Use permit:
- Use of:special equipment, electricity/generator and amplified sound.
- 50 people or more
- Open to the public
- Where donations or fees are collected
- Includes alcohol (alcohol permits are required and only granted to non-profit organizations).
If your event requires a Special Use Permit click here
and begin the process. Once your request has been submitted and reviewed, you will receive an email approving the permit or noting any additional information that may be required in order to process your request.
A. Alejandro Garces Camp Tomahawk Park
Arlington Lions Club Park
Crystal Springs Park
Forestry Tower Park
Ft. Caroline Park
Garden City Park
Eartha H. Napoleon Park
Isle of Palms Park
Lake Fretwell Park/ Cecil Recreation
Lonnie C. Miller Park
Lonnie Wurn Park
Losco Regional Park
McGirts Creek Park
North Shore Park
Ray Greene Park
Raymond E. Davis Park
Royal Terrace Park
J.Gardner Nip Sam Memorial Park
Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park
Walter Jones Historical Park
Parks Requring Permits for Use of Picnic Pavilions:
Click here for Park Rules
Smoking Prohibited Ordiance