Park Facility & Shelter Reservations

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The use of the Parks and Recreation Department facilities is for family or neighborhood related social functions. The facilities may not be used for business use or monetary gain that results from the exchange of money or events that conflict with City of Downey programming. No advertisement, petitions, or solicitations is allowed.

How to Make a Reservation

  • You must be a resident of the City of Downey to reserve a park building or shelter except for the Apollo Park Activity Room, Golden Park Ball Field and Rio San Gabriel Ball Fields as those sites only can also be reserved out by non-Downey residents.
  • Reservations must be made a minimum of (2) two weeks to a maximum of six months prior to the scheduled event.
  • All reservations forms must be signed and fees paid before reservation request can be considered for approval.
  • All reservations must be made in person and are based on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations will be taken over the telephone, email, mail or fax.

Items to Bring

Please bring the following to the Parks & Recreation Department Office:

  • Current Downey utility bill (water, gas, electric, or landline); must be a hard copy unless reserving out the Apollo Park Activity Room, Golden Park Ball Field, or Rio San Gabriel Park Ball Fields as those sites only can be reserved out by non-residents as well.
  • Driver's license or CA ID with Downey address
  • Full payment (cash, check, or credit card)


Fee Schedule

Facility Resident Fee Commercial Fee
Medium Shelter $105 daily $157.95 daily
Large Shelter $155.00 daily $224.00 daily
Activity Room (2 hour minimum) $38.00 per hour $64.00 per hour
Kitchen(2 hour minimum) $26.00 per hour $43.00 per hour
Baseball/Athletic Field $21.00 per hour $35.00 per hour
Baseball Diamond Lights  $24.00 per hour  $24.00 per hour
 Independence Park - Tennis Reservations  $5.00 per hour  
 Wilderness Park Parking Fee  $5.00   

Reservable Facilities

For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (562) 904-7238 or visit us at:

Parks & Recreation Department
7850 Quill Drive
Downey, CA 90242

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Closed on major holidays

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