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Consider hosting a special event at a city facility. Whether a small family picnic, wedding or a sophisticated business function, the city has a site to fulfill a range of needs. Check out the master fee schedule for a complete list of facilities available for rent and their fees.

Any inflatables or jump houses at a city facility must be provided by a vendor with approved liability insurance. View a current list of approved vendors.

If you are interested in submitting a facility reservation request, please visit and create an account. Once you have created an account you can submit a reservation request online or you can call 442-339-2510 for additional assistance.

Planning a special event on city property that closes roads? Parks & Recreation's citywide special events permitting can help.

Picnic Areas and Open Space

Covered Picnic Areas Uncovered Picnic Areas Open Space
Alga Norte Community Park Alga Norte Community Park Alga Norte Community Park
Aviara Community Park Hidden Canyon Community Park Aviara Community Park
Calavera Hills Community Park Laguna Riviera Park Calavera Hills Community Park
Holiday Park Magee Park Cannon Park
La Costa Canyon Park Poinsettia Community Park Hidden Canyon Community Park
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historical Park
Holiday Park
Pine Avenue Community Park
Laguna Riviera Park
Stagecoach Community Park
Magee Park

Pine Avenue Community Park

Poinsettia Community Park

Stagecoach Community Park


Alga Norte Aquatic Center and Monroe Street Pool are available for rent for birthday parties and special events.

Historic sites

  • Magee Park has three buildings , a historical rose garden, and the L. John Simons Twin Inns Gazebo that provide a charming atmosphere for any special gathering. Located just one block from the beach, the site is quintessential Carlsbad.
  • Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, located near the intersection of Palomar Airport Rd. and Melrose Dr., hosts dozens of weddings year-round. The unique ambiance of this once-working rancho is enhanced by the many historic structures, stone barbecue, cabana and pool - not to mention being the former home of a real Hollywood movie star.


  • Leo Carrillo Ranch is a former movie star retreat transformed into a 27-acre historic park. It is enveloped by gorgeous landscaping, scenic trails and roaming peacocks.
  • Harding Community Center is located in the heart of historic Carlsbad, blocks away from quaint Carlsbad Village.
  • Magee Park boasts Pacific breezes, a beautiful rose garden, lush park open space, the L. John Simons Twin Inns Gazebo, and Craftsman-style buildings that harken to Carlsbad's early days.
  • Carlsbad Senior Center is the most versatile facility in the city. Adjacent to Pine Avenue Park, the facility offers a dining room with full-service kitchen, auditorium with stage and top quality A/V system, and ample parking.


Meeting room amenities vary; kitchens, full A/V capabilities, and/or stages are available at select locations. View specific facility for further information.


Please review the city’s refund policy before reserving space for your next event.