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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 This 203-acre park has nine reservable and several first-come, first-served picnic areas. The park offers numerous water activities such as boating and fishing - NO SWIMMING! Lake Cunningham Park is home to Raging Waters and Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park.

Cypress Pavilion is located between Parking Lots B and C, close to the volleyball court and horseshoe pits. This area allows amplified sound with park reservation permit.

*NOTE TO ELECTRICAL USERS: A total combined electrical draw of 20 amps or more from the outlets at Cypress Pavilion will cause the circuit breaker to trip. Please evaluate and plan your electrical needs accordingly. If an electrical service disruption occurs please contact park staff.


  • 8 am to one half hour after sunset.

Acreage: 203

Reservable: Yes



  • Fri-Sun: $635.00
  • Mon-Thur: $445.00
  • Holidays: $950.00


  • Fri-Sun: $750.00
  • Mon-Thur: $510.00
  • Holidays: $1,120.00


  • Capacity: 400
  • # of Tables: 88
  • Prep Table: 0
  • Shade: Structure-full
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Water: None
  • Horseshoe Pit: Yes
  • Volleyball: Yes
  • Playground: Yes
  • Restroom: Yes
  • Air Jumper: Yes / Permit
  • Amplified Sound: Yes
  • Electrical Power: Yes
  • Council District: 8


  • SJ Resident/Nonresident Fee
  • + $250 Refundable Cleaning/Damage Deposit
  • Everyday
  • Raging Waters, Marina, Skate Park
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