Park Building & Shelter Reservations

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)

Reservation Policies & Procedures

Park Building & Shelter Reservation Request Form

Park Shelter Use Without a Reservation

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 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
*Closed on major holidays

Fee schedule - Non-Commercial/Business Reservation

Picnic Shelter (4 hour minimum) Hourly $26.00
Activity Room (2 hour minimum) Hourly $35.00
Kitchen (2 hour minimum) Hourly $24.00

Fee schedule - Commercial/Business Reservation

Picnic Shelter (4 hour minimum) Hourly $39.00
Activity Room (2 hour minimum) Hourly $61.00
Kitchen (2 hour minimum) Hourly $40.00

Reservable Facilities
Apollo Park
12544 Rives Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
  • Activity Room
    (capacity 65)

Dennis the Menace Park
9125 Arrington Ave
Downey, CA 90240
  • 1 Picnic Shelter
    (capacity 60)

Furman Park
10419 Rives Ave
Downey, CA 90241
  • Activity Room
    (capacity 60)
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Picnic Shelters
    (capacity 60 each)

Golden Park
8840 Golden Ave
Downey, CA 90240
  • Activity Room
    (capacity 100)
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
    (capacity 50 each)

Rio San Gabriel Park
9612 Ardine Street
Downey, CA 90241
  • Picnic Shelter
    (capacity 200)

Wilderness Park
10999 Little Lake Road
Downey, CA 90241
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
    (capacity 50 each)