How do I reserve a section of the Plaza or other City park for an event?

Most parks are available on a first come-first served basis unless the park has been reserved in advance for a special event. For those individuals looking to reserve a park facility for a special event please contact Lisa Janson at (415) 259-9458.

The process starts by reviewing the Special Events calendar to ensure the space is available. If it is available a Use Application can be downloaded, completed and emailed to  Please note priority for use of a section of either park is always granted to the individual/organization that has an approved Use Application Permit on file. If you are planning an event that includes the use of suppliers/vendors i.e. party rental companies, musicians, caterers etc., a Use Application Permit is necessary.

The Special Events Manager will follow-up once the application is received, fees will be calculated and a check payable to the City of Sonoma will be requested. Once the completed application and fees are received the approval process begins. It typically takes 1-2 weeks for an approval of a small event and up to 6 weeks to approve a large scale event.

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