Outdoor Facility Use Permit Guidelines and Application 2
Outdoor Facility Use Permit Guidelines
Facility Use Permits are available for groups of 25 to 499 that wish to hold a private gathering
in a city park or at Moonlight State Beach. Applications must be submitted a minimum of 25
days prior to the event (EMC 6.11).
Overlapping permits are not available and facilities are first come first served. The city does
not permit inflatable play structures (bounce house), amplified sound, generators, portable
grills, tiki torches, candles or other fire sources outside city provide grills or fire rings. Athletic
fields are scheduled according the Athletic Field Use Policy and require an Athletic Field Use
Birthday Parties, Picnics, Reunions,
Cardiff Sports Park
1661 Lake Drive, Encinitas
25 to 499
Cottonwood Creek Park
95 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas
Ecke Sports Park
278 Saxony Rd, Encinitas
Encinitas Community Park
325 Santa Fe Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
2149 Orinda Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Leo Mullen Sports Park
951 Via Cantebria, Encinitas
400 B Street, Encinitas
1219 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas
Special Ceremonies (Wedding or
Encinitas Viewpoint Park Overlook
Cornish & D Street, Encinitas
25 to 50
J Street Overlook
398 J Street, Encinitas
400 C Street, Encinitas
Please note, city parks and beaches are public facilities. Issuance of a permit does not guarantee exclusive use of
the facility or a designated area. The permit authorizes a legal gathering at the facility. The daily permit application
fee is due upon submittal of the application. Payment does not guarantee the facility use application is complete
nor does it guarantee any or all aspects of the application will be approved.
Chairs, tables, arches, canopies, etc. are allowed, but will need to be reviewed.
Groups of 100 or more are subject to cost recovery fees for restroom, trash, and/or lifeguard services. Cost
recovery fees are due two-weeks prior to the event date and may be refunded if no services are incurred and the
event is canceled seven business days prior to the requested date.
All permits require insurance. Applicants must provide proof of liability insurance that names the City of Encinitas
as an additional insured on the Certificate of Insurance and provide a separate Additional Insured Endorsement
page at least 10 days prior to the event. For an additional fee, insurance may be purchased through the city for
non-swimming activities. The required endorsement amounts for facility use permits are:
General Liability Insurance: $1 million; Each Occurrence: $1 million
A $20 cancellation fee applies for applications canceled up to seven business days prior to the requested date.
Insurance purchased from the city may not be refundable.