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Reservoirs and Lakes

Plan an Event

Planning a fishing tournament, team-building activity, wedding, athletic or special event?

The City of San Diego offers functional outdoor settings at reservoirs to host your special occasion. 

For events with 50 people or fewer, obtaining a space is first come, first serve.

Permits are required for any group of 50 or more people per venue. The application process is easy!

Application Process


Choose your facility


City review

Staff will review the application and contact the applicant with further details.


Preliminary approval

A preliminary letter of approval and invoice will be emailed detailing the requirements for final approval.



Payment of the preliminary invoice must be received by the city at minimum one month prior to final approval. Refunds are permitted if cancellations are received in writing a minimum of 60 days prior to the event, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations less than 60 days before the event are non-refundable. 


Final approval

After the paperwork has been approved and payment is received, the City will issue the permit.