No. The City’s parks and their facilities are open to the public on a first come first served basis, free of charge, during normal park hours if no prior reservations have been made. However, if you want to hold an event on a certain day and time a paid park reservation will ensure that the facility you need is available and ready to go specifically for your event. For example, if you want to hold a birthday party at one of the pavilions on a particular Saturday at 2 PM you should visit the website and click on the following to secure your reservation: Departments>Parks & Recreation>Parks & Facilities>Make a Reservation. This will ensure that any of the facilities you desire to rent are available for your event on the requested date and time.