The City of National City offers a variety of facilities to suit your needs. Most are conveniently located in city parks and are easy to find. You may reserve a facility, picnic area, multi-purpose field, or softball/baseball diamond for exclusive use. However, when not reserved, some areas (such as picnic areas and softball diamonds) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a facility please call the Public Works Department at (619) 336-4580.
National City Parks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. There are no reservations for tables or special locations. For groups with 100+ participants a "Use of Facility" application must be filed for approval by the Department Director within at least a week prior to the event. For a large-scale event with music, entertainment or food sales, a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) application must be obtained from Neighborhood Services, located at City Hall, 1243 National City Boulevard (619) 336-4364.
Sports Field Rental
A “Use of Facility” application must be submitted at least two weeks in advance for approval by the Director of Community Services. National City ball fields are rented based on City Council Policy which gives priority use to National City residents. If use of field lights is required, there will be a fee of $20.00 per hour for non-residents or $10.00 per hour for residents. (2 hour minimum)
A “Use of Facility” application must be submitted at least two weeks in advance for approval by the Director of Community Services. Insurance will be required either through using organization insurance, insurance acceptable to the risk manager, or through the purchase of event insurance through the City with a minimum limit of $1,000,000. Please click on the "Field and Facility Rental Information" page for pictures and rental information. For additional information including fees, please contact the Public Works Department (619) 336-4580.
Inflatable Jumps(List of City approved Inflatable Jump companies) (PDF)
Inflatable jumps are allowed only at Las Palmas Park and are limited to three jumps at any one time with an approved "Use of Facility" application. The City of National City requires inflatable jump vendors to mail or fax a certificate of insurance which states that the City of National City is additionally insured and the vendor carries at least $1,000,000 in insurance coverage. The application must be completed at least one week in advance for approval. No application will be approved without a mailed or faxed certificate of insurance. There is a $25 processing fee (cash only, no checks) to obtain the required permit. Permits are obtained at the Public Works office at 2100 Hoover Avenue. Contact us at (619) 336-4580.
Las Palmas Park Newell and E. 22nd Street
Casa de Salud Recreation Center1408 E. Harding Avenue (619) 336-6757 3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Monday – Friday 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. SaturdayClosed Sunday and all holidays
El Toyon Recreation Center, Park, & Multi-Use Sports Facility2005 E. 4th Street (619) 472-6486 or (619) 472-6487 3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. M, T, W, F1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Th Closed weekends and holidays Various classes and activities scheduled days and evenings
El Toyon Dog Park Inside the gated area dogs are allowed to be unleashed.Small Dog Area - Under 42 pounds AND under 21 inces (shoulder height)Large Dog Area - Dogs greater than 42 pounds OR Taller than 21 inches (shoulder height)Pet waste bags are provided.
Kimball Park 12th Street & D Ave.
Kimball Park Skate Park16th and B AvenueDawn to DuskOpen 7 days a week
Kimball Senior Center1221 “D” Avenue(619) 336-67609:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday & Thursday;9:30 am - 1:30 pm Tuesday & Wednesday;Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 140 E. 12th Street (619) 336-4290 Office Hours:7:00 am - 6:00 pm; Monday - ThursdayClosed Friday, Saturday, and SundayFor rental information, call Public Works Department at (619) 336-4580
Butterfly ParkPalm Ave. and E. 22nd St.
Paradise Creek ParkCoolidge Ave. and W. 19th St.
All hours are subject to change. Please call to verify program and class hours at each facility.All Park hours are dawn til dusk.
City Hall, 1243 National City Blvd, National City, California 91950 | Phone: (619) 336-4241 Fax: (619) 336-4239