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Group BBQ Areas

Planning a BBQ or picnic get-together for a group of under 150 people? Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your BBQ area has been reserved in advance!


Hours & Availability

Group BBQ areas may be reserved at Airport, Clover, Marine and Virginia Avenue Parks for 4 hours, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Santa Monica Residents can make reservations from 21 to 3 days in advance for $60. Non-residents can make reservations from 14 to 3 days in advance for $90. 

Tables are marked and a calendar is posted showing the days that are reserved. If not reserved, the area is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that alcohol, smoking, vending, inflatable bouncers and outside grills are not allowed in Santa Monica parks. Groups of 150 or more require an additional Event Permit.



Airport Park     Marine Park
Clover Park - Area 1      Clover Park - Area 2
 clover_park_bbq      clover_park_bbq_area2
Virginia Avenue Park      

To Reserve Online:

1) Click on "Create an Account" and follow the prompts to enter your information.

2) Your user name will default to your email address, and once your information is entered, you will be prompted to create a password.

3) Remember to keep your user name and password secure and readily available for easy registration in the future.

4) Now you’re ready! Click on the "Quick Reserve" button and reserve any available BBQ area at designated Santa Monica parks. If you receive an error message, the selected BBQ area is already reserved.

To Reserve In-Person

To reserve in person, please complete and return the application to the respective office:

Community Recreation: 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. 90405 | P: (310) 458-8300 |

Virginia Avenue Park Office: 2200 Virginia Ave. 90404 | P: (310) 458-8688 |

General Questions? email 


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