Recreation

Park Rentals

 

Many of the City's parks are available to rent for your next get together.  Because dates fill up quickly, reservations are a must.  All parks that can be reserved offer restrooms, outdoor BBQ's, picnic areas, and playgrounds.  Those parks that can't be reserved are limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

Upland residents may reserve parks up to twelve (12) months in advance.  Non-residents may reserve parks up to six (6) months in advance.   A valid Driver's license or Identification Card is required to reserve a City park in person.

Parks remain open, but may not be reserved on the following holidays:  Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

For detailed information regarding our parks,  please contact the Upland Recreation and Community Services Division at (909) 931-4280.

Reserve A City Park

Reserving a City park is just a few clicks away!  To reserve a City of Upland park online, please submit a request for a park reservation, by visiting Reserve A City Park.   

Please Note:

  • An Active account must be created to reserve a City park.   If you already have an account, please do not create an additional account.
  • Payment in full is due at the time of request.  
  • Online submissions do not guarantee use of the park. Formal approval must be provided by staff prior to use. Please allow 3-5 business days to process your request.
  • To process a park reservation within three days of your event request, please visit the Upland Recreation and Community Services Division temporarily located at the Upland City Yard, 1370 N. Benson Avenue, Upland, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For a complete listing of reservable City parks and park amenities, please visit Park Amenities & Locations.

BBQ's, Taco Carts, and Food Trucks

No personal outside barbecues, grills, or other cooking equipment may be brought into any City of Upland park.

Taco Carts and Food Trucks are permitted for use when the following conditions are met: 

  • The vendor must have a City of Upland Business License.
  • A Certificate of Liability insurance listing "the City of Upland, it's officers, directors and employees, volunteers, and any other party as may be required as additionally insured.  Coverage shall be primary and non-contributory."

Both documents must be received in the Upland Recreation and Community Services Division office at least ten (10) days prior to your event.   A $30 Entertainment Equipment Permit Fee is required.   Entertainment Equipment Permit Fees are non-refundable.

Inflatable Bounce Houses

Inflatable bounce houses are allowed in City of Upland parks, with the exception of Olivedale Park-Site B and San Antonio Park.  Use of an inflatable bounce house will require a generator and a Certificate of Liability insurance listing "the City of Upland, it's officers, directors and employees, volunteers, and any other party as may be required as additionally insured.  Coverage shall be primary and non-contributory."  A $30 Entertainment Equipment Permit Fee is required.   Entertainment Equipment Permit Fees are non-refundable. 

The electrical outlets located inside some City parks are not provided for use for an inflatable bounce house.  

Park Facility Keys

Park facility keys are required for Memorial Park-Atwood Kitchen  (Site A), McCarthy Park, and San Antonio Park for use of electrical outlets.  Keys must be picked up from the Upland Recreation and Community Services Division (Temporarily located at the Upland City Yard, 1370 N. Benson Avenue, Upland) on the Thursday prior to your event.   A deposit of $100 is required by cash or check and will be refunded upon return of the keys the following Monday or Tuesday.   

Due to unforeseen circumstances, electricity can not be guaranteed on the day of your event.

Special Event Permits

If  your park activity meets one or more of the following conditions, you may be required to obtain a Special Event Permit:

  • Anticipated attendance is 150 or greater;
  • Event is open to the public;
  • Amplified sound (excluding announcements and boom boxes)
  • Fees accepted for attendance.

You will be notified if your event requires a Special Event Permit through the City of Upland and County of San Bernardino.  The Upland Recreation and Community Services Division requires Special Event Applications to be completed in full and submitted no later than forty-five (45) days prior to the event and no more than one year in advance of your proposed event.   Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will delay processing which could affect your event.  Once you have met your permit requirements and paid permit fees, you will be issued a Special Event Permit.   Special Event Permit fees are non-refundable. 

Questions?  Please contact the Upland Recreation and Community Services Division at (909) 931-4280.

City
of
Upland
California

460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.