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Renting a park facility

The Lodi Parks and Recreation Department offers reservations for group picnics, group camping, indoor building usage, and sport fields throughout the city. 

Groups of 25 or more, businesses or any activity advertised to the public are required to obtain a permit from PRCS offices at 230 W. Elm St. Use of bounce houses or other inflatables are regulated by the Lodi Municipal Code. Contact PRCS for additional information.

Download our reservation brochure for more information or browse this page and use the above links. 

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Facility Rules and Regulations

Picnic area rental application


Picnic Area Rentals

Lodi Lake Park - Five picnic areas are offered for reservation.
  • Youth Area: This area offers two large bbq's, seating for 200, counter with sink, electricity, horseshoe pits and amphitheater.  Reservations can be made for the whole area or just the picnic shelter.  Large groups are required to reserve the whole area.

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  • Hughes Beach: This area offers a large bbq, seating for 50, electricity and horseshoe pits. Reservations can be made for the whole area or just the picnic shelter. Large groups are required to reserve the whole area.

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  • Parson's Point: This area offers a large bbq, seating for 50 and electricity.  Reservations can be made for the whole area or just the picnic shelter.  Large groups are required to reserve the whole area.

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  • Rotary Area: This area offers a large bbq, seating for 50,electricity (at pedestals), a horseshoe pit, and a small dog run area.

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  • Kiwanis Area: This area offers two large bbq's,  seating for 70, and a counter with sink.  It is conveniently located near a restroom facility.  Reservations are for the whole area only.

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Other city Parks - Six picnic areas are offered for reservation:
  • Emerson Park Lion's Den: This area offers a large bbq and seating for 60.

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  • Katzakian Park Shelter: This area offers a large bbq and seating for 25.

Katzakian picnic area

  • Lawrence Park: This area offers a large bbq and seating for 90.

Lawrence Park picnic area

  • Legion Park Loewen's Den: This area offers a large bbq and seating for 35.

Legion Park picnic area
  • Peterson Park Shelter: This area offers tables under a shelter. No bbq.

Peterson Park picnic area

  • Salas Park: This area offers a large bbq and seating for 60.

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Building Rentals

  • Kofu Park Building: This meeting room has a sink, under counter refrigerator, 3 electric burners,  three six-foot tables, and 30 chairs. No air conditioning at this facility.  Alcohol is not allowed in this facility.

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  • Legion Park Building: This meeting room has a sink,  3 electric burners,  three six-foot tables, 30 chairs, and air conditioning.  Alcohol is not allowed in this facility.

Legion Park building

Group Camping

  • Rotary Group Camping:  Group RV camping is available at this site for weekend use (Friday through Sunday).  Water and electricity are available for 24 rigs.  A dump station is located at the restroom facility.  There is a 12 rig minimum.

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For more information about park and picnic facility rentals, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (209) 333-6742.

Facility Rules & Regulations

For the enjoyment of all, please observe

Reservations for picnic areas are accepted up to one year in advance. Building reservations are accepted up to six months in advance.

Some parks in the City of Lodi have been designated as no alcohol and are posted as such. They include: Salas (during youth sporting events), Hale, Blakely, and Lawrence. NO KEG BEER ALLOWED AT ANY PARK.

No amplified music or speech is allowed in City parks. Permission must be obtained for use of entertainment equipment (i.e., inflatable jumpers). 

Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the event will forfeit ½ of the deposit. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to event will forfeit the entire deposit.

User is responsible to clean up area after use and to leave it damage free. Damage repairs will be deducted from deposits and/or billed. Labor will be deducted and/or billed at the same rate as the fifth step of a Parks Maintenance Worker II. When food is served, user is responsible to either remove all trash from the area or provide a garbage bin at user’s expense.

Decorations are limited to table centerpieces or freestanding items only. NO items such as tape, nails, tacks, pins, staples, or any other adhesive may be used on posts, roofs, or any part of the structure.

Electrical circuits can easily be overloaded, i.e., plugging in coffee pots, crock pots, electrical roaster, etc. Electricity available at facilities at Lodi Lake. No electricity available in City parks. The City is not responsible for damage to lessee’s property.

Some groups are required to provide the City of Lodi a certificate of insurance naming the City of Lodi additionally insured for the event. Determination of insurance needs will be made at the time of the reservation. For groups unable to provide their own insurance, the City of Lodi has in place a special event insurance program. Rates will be determined at the time of reservation, however, the City does not guarantee insurance rates. Applicant is responsible for any rate adjustments.

Keys must be picked up the last working day prior to the reserved date and returned by 5 p.m. the first working day following the reserved date. If an employee must return after hours to issue a key or open the building, you will be billed. No refunds if you forget to pick up the key. Ten dollars ($10.00) will be charged for lost or damaged keys.

Security will be required for large groups at user’s expense. Final determination will be made at the time application is finalized and with the recommendation of the Police Department.

Lodi Lake Park closes at sunset. All other parks are posted with curfew times.

The Recreation Division must approve use of all inflatable party hoppers prior to the completion of a reservation. Insurance is required from the company providing the party hopper. ALL ELECTRICITY MUST BE SUPPLIED BY THE COMPANY.

Pets are allowed only in the Main Trailer Area and parking lot of Lodi Lake Park, leashes are required (6 foot or less). Dog exercise areas are located at Beckman Park, Lawrence Park, and Vinewood Park.

Arrangements can be made by calling the Recreation Division office at 333-6742 a minimum of three (3) days prior to the scheduled event. Items such as volleyball net/ball, horseshoes, tug-of-war rope, frisbees, softballs/bats, etc. are available for a fee.

Refund requests for rain outs must be submitted within 72 hours of reservation for consideration.

All Alcoholic Beverage and Food Sales must be approved by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director prior to their sale.

All laws and ordinances are strictly enforced by Lodi Police Department.

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