Park Information & Picnic Rentals


Want to sit on the water’s edge and enjoy the sunset?... Or perhaps you want to take the kids to a play structure or outdoor basketball court for some fun activities; or maybe you just want to get away and hike some trails. We invite you to visit our beautiful Benicia Parks and open spaces. View the park map, or click on the parks below that have links (underlined) to learn more about an individual park.   

Alvarez 9th Street Park Arneson Park Benicia Community Park Benicia State Recreation Area Bridgeview

Channing Circle Park City Park Civic Center Park - Bocce Civic Center Park - Tennis Duncan Graham Park

Ethelree Saraiva Park First Street Green First Street Peninsula Fitzgerald, Maria, Ribeiro Fields Francesca Terrace Park
First Street Green
First Street Peninsula

Frank Skillman Park Gateway Park Jack London Park Lake Herman Park Matthew Turner Park

Overlook Park Park Solano Phenix Dog Park Soroptimist Grove Southampton Park

Steve Armenta Park Turnbull Park Waters End Park West 14th Street Park X-Park 


Looking for a place to have a picnic, BBQ, baby shower, or birthday party? We have outdoor facilities available.  We only do one rental per picnic section, per day. 

Rental Fees: $107 res/$315 non-res

Parks/Picnic Site Reservations

    • Reservations are accepted at the Parks and Community Services Department, 370 East L Street. 
    • Reservations cannot be taken over phone. 
    • Applicants must be 21 years of age with valid identification. 
    • The parks that have reservable picnic areas are Jack London, City Park, and the Benicia Community Park (fondly referred to as Big Slide Park).
    • Residents can reserve the parks/picnic areas one year in advance.  Non-Residents can reserve four months in advance.
    • Rentals sponsored by companies, non-profit organizations, or other organizations will need to provide insurance.
    • Refunds for outdoor facilities are not issued due to rain or other weather conditions.
    • Please see our Outdoor Facility Policies in the link at the bottom of the page for information about park/picnic policies.
    • Alcohol is only allowed with a picnic site reservation, and must remain at the picnic tables

More information about these areas can be found in the links at the bottom of the page, or by calling our office at 707-746-4285. 


Jumper Permit Fee: $32

    • Renters MUST have a JUMPER PERMIT issued by the City in order to have a jumper in the following approved parks: City Park, Jack London Park, and Benicia Community Park. Jumpers are not permitted in any other parks.
    • Please see the JUMPER/INFLATABLES/RENTAL EQUIPMENT POLICIES for more information about requirements and restrictions.

Forms regarding park use and picnic site rental: