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End of Summer Group BBQ: Best Places to Enjoy Group Barbeque

Group bbq with friends and family members need not be expensive. You can, in fact, enjoy steaks, chicken, pork on the grill without breaking the bank. Big bbq parties can be held outside the house, in the backyard, terrace, outside spaces where grills are available. However, if you are hosting a big bbq party with large attendees and your space in your house is just not enough to accommodate everyone. There are still some other options to try like celebrating it in the park or in open spaces in the community.

Thinking about inviting your friends and family members over for a day of unlimited drinks and limitless bbq party? Here are some of the best places for grilling, sipping and celebrating for a whole day of fun and merry-making at the park.

Fisherman’s Flats Park 
Open only for reservations
Reservable group bbq/Picnic Area: 2 Picnic tables, 1 medium Bbq pit
Maximum Capacity: 50
Park amenities include: play equipment, turf area *no public restrooms
For reservations, call 831-646-3866
 
Hilltop Park 
Open only for reservations
Reservable group bbq/Picnic Area: 6 Picnic tables, 1 medium and 1 small Bbq pit
Maximum Capacity: 36
Park amenities include: multi-use area, play equipment, turf area, basketball court, tennis court and restrooms
For reservations, call 831-646-3975
 
Larkin Park 
Open only for reservations
Reservable group bbq/Picnic Area: 3 Picnic tables, 2 small Bbq pits
Maximum Capacity: 30
Park amenities include: multi-purpose playfield, play equipment, basketball court, restrooms
For reservations, call 831-646-3866
 
Laguna Grande Park 
Open only for reservations
Reservable group bbq/Picnic Area: 5 Picnic tables, 1 medium & 1 small Bbq pit
Non-reservable picnic areas: (first come, first served) : 3 picnic tables, 1 small bbq pit
Maximum Capacity: 50
Park amenities include: play equipment, turf area, bike and walking paths, restrooms
For reservations, call 831-646-3866
 
Montecito Park 
Open only for reservations
Group bbq area: 3 Picnic tables, 2 small Bbq pits
Non-reservable picnic areas: (first come, first served) : 3 picnic tables, 1 small bbq pit
Maximum Capacity: 50
Park amenities include: play equipment, turf area, half basketball court, restrooms
For reservations, call 831-646-3866

Tips for a worry-free group bbq party.

1. Note that reservations should be made first by purchasing a bbq/picnic facility use permit.
2. Take note of the rules inside the park when planning for a bbq get-together.
3. Be considerate of the other people at the park. None of you own the park so don’t be boisterous.
4.  Always remember that picnicking in public parks has its positive and negative side. Though it can be really fun, it also poses danger as it requires a bit of extra attention, especially when keeping an eye on your valuables.

See? Hosting a big bbq party at the park isn’t totally a bad idea after all.