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Picnic Reservations

San José is home to nine sprawling regional parks and over 195 neighborhood parks, many with reservable picnic areas for small or large group gatherings.

Located in some of the valley’s most picturesque surroundings, their natural environments are a perfect background for any special occasion. Given the large number of choices available, park staff can help you navigate our park system and find the best location for your event.



View the locations below and call (408) 794-7275 for assistance.


View and Book available Picnic Sites

reserve button Overfelt Gardens is home to the Chinese Cultural Garden and is designed for passive use with wandering pathways, ponds and gardens. This 33-acre park offers two reservable and several first-come, first-served picnic areas. Barbecues, sports and alcohol are not allowed in Overfelt Gardens. Commercial photography requires a photo permit.

Brookside is a covered area located in the center of the park.


  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday: 8 am to one half hour after sunset. 

Acreage: 32.6

Reserveable : Yes



  • Fri-Sun: $210.00
  • Mon-Thur: $145.00
  • Holidays: $310.00


  • Fri-Sun: $240.00
  • Mon-Thur: $165.00
  • Holidays: $360.00


  • Capacity: 120
  • # of Tables: 12
  • Prep Table: 0
  • Shade: Structure-full
  • BBQ: None
  • Water: None
  • Horseshoe Pit: No
  • Volleyball: No
  • Playground : No 
  • Restroom: Yes
  • Air Jumper: No / Permit
  • Amplified Sound: No
  • Electrical Power: N/A
  • Council District: 5
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