Picnic Area Rental Policies

Picnic Areas Hours: Picnic area rentals are available between 9 AM and close on days the amusement park is open; view our hours page. Requests for reservations to take place outside of the picnic area hours mentioned above will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Reservations: Reservation requests must be made through our online request form. Completion of the Picnic Area Reservation Request form does not guarantee your reservation. You will be contacted by our staff to finalize your reservation. Reservations must be made a minimum of 28 business days in advance. Reservations requested less than 28 days in advance will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Deposits and Payments: A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the picnic area rental fee is required to set your reservation. After reviewing your reservation request, Oaks Park staff will send the contact listed on this request a Credit Card Authorization Form for payment of the deposit. The Credit Card Authorization Form will be kept on file in the secure Oaks Park accounting office. The balance of your event fee is due 7 business days before the event date. If another form of payment has not been provided by the due date, the card on file will be charged the balance.

Agreement: Your full and final event details and order are due 28 business days in advance.  A signed Event Reservation Form is required 21 days in advance. 

Arrival/Departure: You will have exclusive use of the selected area on the date/time listed on the Event Reservation Form. Early setup and/or late departure may result in additional charges.

Area Use: No part of the event may interfere with neighboring spaces, public walkways, parking lots, etc. Tent tops may not be moved or removed. Nothing may stake into the ground. You may not secure signs or decorations to structures, tables, or trees with stapes, nails, or screws. Oaks Park's signage may not be covered or obscured. You are responsible for reasonable cleanup of the rented area, including removal of signs and decorations and adhesives used to secure signs and decorations. The area must be left in the condition it was found upon arrival; failure to do so will result in additional fees being charged to the card on file.

Tables: Picnic areas come equipped with a designated quantity of picnic tables; visit our Picnics Page for details. You may move tables within the area but may not remove the tables from the area. You may not move tables from neighboring picnic areas into your area. Serving tables are not included but may be requested (subject to availability; fees apply). Special setup of tables requires an additional fee and must be arranged a minimum of 28 days before the rental date. A separate signed Event Layout Diagram may be required for events requesting a special setup.

Food and Beverages: You are welcome to bring homemade food and non-alcoholic beverages at no additional charge. Outside alcohol is prohibited; alcohol must be purchased from Oaks Park and must be ordered a minimum of 28 days before the rental date.  Oaks Park offers excellent in-house catering and beverage services; view menu. Orders must be placed a minimum of 28 business days before the rental date and payment in full is due at the time the order is placed. Outside caterers are welcome; caterers must enter into a separate agreement, provide a certificate of insurance naming Oaks Park as additionally insured ($1,000,000.00 minimum liability), and supply Oaks Park with a copy of the event invoice. You will be charged a fee of 20% of the outside caterer's total fee. Oaks Park does not offer the use or rental of BBQs. You/your caterer may bring a grill for use within the area. Grills may not be set under or near any structure or tent. Coals must be disposed of in a designated charcoal receptacle; inquire at Guest Services for location.

Trash: Trash receptacles and trash can liners are provided within the area by Oaks Park. Trash will be removed by Oaks Park staff throughout the event.

Amplified Sound: Music and contracted entertainment are allowed in the picnic areas as long as the volume is kept at a level that is respectful of neighboring picnics and Oaks Park's general operations. Content, at the sole discretion of Oaks Park, must be kept within the family-friendly theme of the park. Instructions given by Oaks Park relating to sound must be complied with.

Attractions: Attractions are sold separately from Picnic Area rentals and are subject to availability. With the purchase of 25 or more Ride Bracelets, a discounted rate of $30 per bracelet is available ($39.95 retail). Non-profits who provide a valid tax-exempt ID number receive Ride Bracelets for $24. Roller Rink Open Skate Session admission is discounted to $7.50 with the purchase of 25 or more ($10 retail). When making your reservation, talk to your coordinator about adding Group Discount Ride Bracelets to your reservation.

Vehicles: Parking for event organizers and guests is available in Oaks Park's first-come, first-served parking lots. There is to be no driving or parking of motorized vehicles in any picnic areas; loading and unloading may be done from paved surfaces adjacent to the area (subject to limitations and availability).  

Animals: Friendly dogs are welcome in the picnic areas when leashed and attended at all times. Owners must clean up after their animals. Animals are not permitted on any attractions.

Public Events: Additional rules, requirements, and fees may apply to area rentals for events that are open to the public. Contact us for more info.

Additional Policies: Please visit our Guest Guidelines page for more info.

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