BBQ/Picnic Reservations

Update on the City of Mountain View's Response to COVID-19

The City continues to follow the guidance of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).Based on the latest recommendations, we've modified the following programs, events and service deliveries. Please note that this is a fluid situation, and as new information arises, the City may make further adjustments. For more information, visit the City's COVID-19 resource page    

Reservation of City Facilities

Reservations at the Mountain View Community Center, Mountain View Senior Center, Historic Adobe Building, MVPS, WSC, BBQ sites, and General Use Notifications in a Park have been postponed until further notice. The City will not be accepting new reservations of City facilities for rentals through January 3. Renters should consider alternative plans if a notice of immediate cancellation or facility closures should take place. Please contact if you have any questions.


BBQ Season runs April through October. Reservations may be made up to one year in advance.


Reservations can be made in-person or online. You can check site/table availability by visiting the Online Reservation Site. Reservations are only open to Mountain View residents and businesses.

All reservations must be made at least three (3) business days prior to desired event date. For reservations for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, please submit your BBQ Application either in-person or by email (online reservations are not available for these holidays). For more information or to check availability, call (650) 903-6607 or email


In addition to full day reservations, we now offer half day reservations for all Large Group BBQ Areas.

Half Day options available include:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. – sunset

(Any other times require full day reservation)

Barbecue Areas and Fee Schedule
Park Large Group Family Table Capacity Fee* Beer/Wine Allowed
Rengstorff Green - 50 $77/$106 with $48 permit
Rengstorff Yellow - 50 $77/$106 with $48 permit
Rengstorff Brown - 50 $77/$106 with $48 permit
Rengstorff Red - 50 $77/$106 with $48 permit
Rengstorff White - 50 $77/$106 with $48 permit
Rengstorff - 1 through 18 8 $15 No
Cuesta 1 - 50 $77/$106 with $48 permit
Cuesta 2 - 50 $77/$106  with $48 permit
Cuesta 3 - 50 $77/$106 with $48 permit
Cuesta 4 - 50 $77/$106 with $48 permit
Cuesta - 10 through 16 8 $15 No
  • *Half Day / Full Day Fee
  • Reservations are only available for Mountain View residents and businesses.
  • Day of family table reservations fee increases to $21.
  • Day of large group reservations cannot consume alcohol.
  • Family tables available for reservation weekends and holidays only. (first come first serve during weekdays – no fee)
  • No alcohol, air jumpers/bounce house, or portable BBQ's allowed in these areas without a permit and under conditions set forth by the City.
  • For BBQ reservation change or cancellation, please complete the BBQ Reservation Change/Cancellation Form and submit to within 10 business days of your reservation.

Additional Information

General Use Notification (GUN)

  • Groups of 50 or more people wishing to use any City park (with the exception of BBQ reservations) need to apply for a General Use Notification.
  • Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your event date, and require a five business day approval process (A $66 fee will be charged)
  • General Use Notifications are only available for Mountain View residents and businesses
  • General Use Notifications do not serve as a reservation and do not give a group priority or exclusive use.
  • General Use Notification (GUN) Application

For more information on obtaining a General Use Notification, call (650) 903-6407 or email