FAQS

To better assist you, our community, we have listed some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions that we have not answered here, please feel free to contact the District office at 966-1036 or by email at registration@fairoakspark.org .

1. What are your hours of operation?

The District Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The District Office is not open on the following Holidays:

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Day

President’s Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veteran’s Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

2. What time do the parks open and close?

• All parks shall open at 7:00 a.m. 365 days a year

• All parks shall close at 7:00 p.m. (October – March)

- With the exception of Miller Park (Tennis) 10:00 p.m.

- With the exception of Fair Oaks Park (Softball) 10:30 p.m.

• All parks shall close at 9:00 p.m. (April – September)

- With the exception of Miller Park (Tennis) 10:00 p.m.

- With the exception of Fair Oaks Park (Softball) 10:30 p.m.

For additional information on Park Hours of Operation, please contact the District offices at 916-966-1036.

3. How many facilities/parks are there in the District?

The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District currently owns, operates and maintains nine (9) parks and six (6) facilities.

Parks

Fair Oaks Park- 11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard

Park amenities include basketball court, softball fields, soccer field, playgound, horseshoes, skateboard park, picnic areas, BBQ area, multipurpose field, community garden, horticultural center and the McMillan Center.

Miller Park- 8480 Sunset Avenue

Park amenities include: basketball court, tennis courts, playground, horseshoes, picnic areas and BBQ area.

Little Phoenix Park-9041 Phoenix Avenue

Park amenities include: playground and picnic areas.

Phoenix Park- 9050 Sunset Avenue

Park amenities include: soccer fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, Little League, multipurpose fields, horseshoes, Vernal Pools, community garden and dog park.

Bannister Park- 3820 Bannister Road

Park amenities include: soccer and multipurpose fields.

Montview Park- 4401 Minnesota Ave

Park amenities include: playground and picnic areas.

Plaza Park- 7003 Park Drive

Park amenities include: picnic areas and the Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre.

Village Park- 4238 Main Street

Park amenities include: playground, picnic areas, Arts and Crafts Building, and the Community Clubhouse (Upper and Lower Level).

Vintage Woods

Park amenities include: walking path

Indoor Facilities:

District Office- 4150 Temescal Street

Community Clubhouse- 7997 California Avenue Unit #1

Lower Level

Upper Level

Arts and Crafts Building- 7997 California Avenue Unit #2

Classroom A

Classroom B

McMillan Center- 8020 Temple Park Road

Old Fair Oaks Library- 4200 Temescal Street

Fair Oaks Preschool- 8090 Grand Avenue

Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre- 7991 California Avenue

4. What are the District’s rental opportunities?

The District has four (4) indoor facilities that are the perfect location for your next special event.

Community Clubhouse

Lower Level

Upper Level

Arts & Crafts Building

McMillan Center

Old Fair Oaks Library

Our facilities are designed to suit your needs, whether you are looking to hold a business meeting or wedding. For more information on these facilities please call the District Office at (916)966-1036 and our professional and friendly staff will assist you with your needs.

The District also rents picnic/bbq areas. Although there are many picnic areas in park throughout the District, only the following are available to be reserved:

McMillan Center in Fair Oaks Park

Fair Oaks Park Picnic/ BBQ Area

Miller Park

Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre (not a picnic/BBQ area but an outdoor facility)

In addition, the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District rents the following sporting facilities:

Tennis Courts (Miller Park)

Softball Fields (Fair Oaks Park)

Open Turf Fields (Various Parks)

These areas can be reserved by visiting our District Office at 4150 Temescal Street. For pricing and availablitly, call us at (916) 966-1036.

5. How much does it cost to rent the facilities?

Please click here to get additional information on rental cost for each Indoor and Outdoor Facility, deposit, security and insurance requirement.

6. Do I need a permit to have a bounce house in the Park?

The District allows bounce houses at Fair Oaks and Miller Parks only when renting the Picnic areas. The bounces houses can only be set up in designated areas of the park. The District requires that the renter supply an original copy of the Bounce House Company’s Liability Insurance naming the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District as additionally insured for $1,000,000 for the day of the event. Documentation of insurance must be on file at the District Office 30 days prior to the event. The District can provide a list of the bounce house companies whose insurance is current and on file at the District.

7. Can we sleep overnight in the parks?

No overnight camping is allowed in the parks.

8. Are you closing your bathrooms?

All District restroom facilities are open during operating hours.

9. Are picnic areas available on a first come, first serve basis if they are not rented?

Yes. Reserved picnic areas are posted and can be found on the facility reservation sheet.

10. Can I bring my own BBQ into the park?

Yes, both charcoal and propane BBQs are allowed.

11. Can I have alcohol in the parks?

Alcohol is allowed in District parks with the exception of Plaza, Village and Bannister Parks. However, NO glass bottles are allowed in any parks.

12. Why does my dog have to be on a leash? Why can’t they be in the Vernal Pools?

The County of Sacramento requires all dogs to be on a leash when in public. Penalty is enforceable by Animal Control or the Sheriff’s Department. The Vernal Pools are federally protected land. A dog entering the Vernal Pools transmits foreign horticultural substances (e.g. fertilizers, grass seed, etc.). The Department of Fish and Game and the Vernal Pool Management Plan require the posting and enforcement of the prevention of dogs in the Vernal Pools.

13. Can I park at Bannister Park?

The primary purpose of the parking lot is for users of Bannister Park, not river access. Bannister Park Parking Regulations are as follows:

Monday-Friday (before 5:00pm): 3 hour parking (Park District permit not required)

Monday-Friday (after 5:00pm): Parking by Park District Permit Only

Weekends & Holidays (all day): 3 hour parking (Park District permit not required)

Parking violations are enforced by the County of Sacramento Parking Enforcement Division. Parking permits are not sold to the general public, they will only be issued to permitted users of Bannister Park.

14. Does Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District have a Skate Park?

Yes, the skate park is located at Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd. There is no fee to use this facility. Helmets, kneepads and elbow pads are required.

15. How do I get on the mailing list for the District Activity Guide, The Roost?

To be added to the mailing list to receive the activity guide, call the District Office at (916) 966-1036, or email communitysuggestion@fairoakspark.org . Don’t forget the activity guide can be viewed online as well.

16.Where or how do I register for programs?

There are five (5) ways to register:

Online at fairoakspark.org.

Visit the District Office (4150 Temescal Street in the Old Fair Oaks Village).

Mail a completed registration form and fees (check or credit card/no cash) to 4150 Temescal St., Fair Oaks, Ca 95628.

After Hours Drop Box (located adjacent to entry doors at the District Office) with completed registration form and fees- no cash.

Fax-in to (916)966-9863 with a completed registration form and a credit card number.

17. Where or how do I reserve facilities?

All facility reservations must be made in person at the District Office (located at 4150 Temescal St. Fair Oaks, Ca 95628). Facility reservations are taken Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Facility reservations may be made up to one year in advance.

18. Can I get financial assistance to participate in Parks and Recreation programs?

The District offers the Don Ralls Scholarship to help with financial assistance for programs. Please see the Recreation Programs menu tab on the District website for more information.

19. How can I get a refund for a Parks and Recreation program?

The District’s Refund Policy is as follows:

Full refund will be given if the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District cancels the program or if the participant is unable to attend for medical reasons.

No refunds will be issues after the class or program has had its second meeting.

All refund requests will be approved or denied by the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District.

All refund checks will be processed through the County of Sacramento and mailed within 4-6 wekks.

The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park Distirct reserved the right to adjust the policy, depending upon the circumstances and the severity of the situation.

THE ONLINE CONVENIENCE FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE.

All refunds must be accompanied by a refund request form.

20. Which payment methods are accepted by the District?

Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District accepts Cash (not by mail or drop box), Check, Money Order, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

21. Who regulates the wildlife (including the chickens)?

The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District has no oversight with respect to wild animals (including the chickens). For information regarding wildlife, contact either:

Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulations at (916) 875-5656

California Department of Fish and Game at (916) 455-0411.

22. I want to report suspicious or criminal activity in the park?

Please contact the Sheriff’s Department regarding emergency situations by calling 911. For a non-emergency situation call (916) 874-5111.

23. How do I report graffiti or other problems within a park?

Please call the Park Maintenance Division at (916) 240-3651 or send an email to communitysuggestion@fairoakspark.org

24. How do I become a volunteer?

To apply for a volunteer position with Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District, click here to download the Volunteer Application. Applications may also be picked up at the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District Office (4150 Temescal St., Fair Oaks, Ca 95628). Completed applications may be submitted via fax at (916) 966-9863, or by mail or in person to the District Office.

25. Can I post flyers/banners in the parks?

No solicitation, vending, advertising, or signposting is allowed in the parks, unless approved by the District Office. Please submit all posting requests to Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District Office, 4150 Temescal St., Fair Oaks, Ca 95628.

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