Plan Your Party

Voted best Sonoma County birthday party spot by Sonoma Family Life Magazine readers, Howarth Park offers a convenient and affordable party package option, as well as regular picnic areas, so you can spend more time having fun with your guests!

Regular Picnic Reservations

There are a number of sites throughout the park that you can reserve without purchasing a package. These include the Gazebo, Lower Oak, Cypress Point and Upper Oak picnic areas. Reservations can be made by calling the Picnic Reservation line at 707-543-3753. For more information on regular picnic reservations or to find copies of the maps in Spanish visit the Picnic Reservations page.

Party Package Reservations

Included in the Package

  • Party picnic space reservation
  • Unlimited train, carousel, jump house, and animal barn rides for 10 children. One adult may ride free with each child
  • One pony ride per child (up to 10 children)
  • Howarth Park souvenirs


  • $150 (for 10 children)
  • Additional Child Cost: $15/child
Note: Additional children can only be added on the day of the party by visiting the K-Land Train Station where we will supply you with additional ride wristbands. You can email us ahead of time at  to let us know you will be adding additional guests to your party package to expedite this process when you arrive at the park on your party day. The jump house is available most weekends, and the animal barn is open in the summer season only!

Party Picnic Spaces Location

Choose from 4 different reservable park locations for your party:
(View Party Picnic Areas on map - English / En Espanol)

Party Place "A"

Listen to the festive carousel music during your party! This spot has 5 picnic tables, a barbecue, limited shade and is located behind the carousel.

Party Place "B"

Wave to the train engineer during your party! This spot is closest to the railroad tracks, behind the carousel. It has 4 picnic tables, a barbecue, and a bit more shade.

Party Place "C"

Kids can run between K-Land and the playground! This spot is located on the lower section of the lawn, behind the carousel. It has 3 picnic tables, barbecues, a grassy slope, and limited shade.

Party Place "D"

Closest to the Land of Imagination playground! It is conveniently located down the steps form the carousel, next to the playground. This is a sunny area with 4-wheelchair accessible picnic tables. Sorry, barbecues are not available or permitted in this area.


In the event of rain, Howarth Park rides are closed to the public. If this happens on your party day, you will have the choice of rescheduling your party or receiving a full refund. You will be contacted by 9 a.m. the morning of your party should the rides be closed.

Cancellation Policy

Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks must receive notice of a cancellation 2 weeks prior to date of reservation in order to receive a full refund. Refunds will not be given if cancellation notice is received less than 2 weeks before party is scheduled.

When Can I Schedule a Party

Howarth Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, but park rides and attractions have separate seasonal hours. To ensure you get the most out of your party, be sure and plan it around the following ride operation schedules:

Spring 2017: April 1 - June 11

  • Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Animal Barn Closed

Summer 2016: June 12 - August 10

  • Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday between 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Email us at for Monday - Thursday party inquiries

Fall 2016: August 12 - October 29

  • Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Animal Barn Closed
  • Boathouse Closed in October
Party package will be available for pickup at the Train Station beginning at 11 a.m. on the day of your scheduled party. Please bring your party permit (or your receipt if you made the reservation online) to the train station to pick up your party package.

Book a Party

Reservations can be made online and must be made at least 10 days prior to the party date. You can register in person Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Finley Community Center at 
2060 W College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Note: These hours are just for Birthday Party Package Areas A, B, C and D. Reserve any other sites in the park please view our park picnic and special use permits page.


If you have additional questions please contact us at 707-543-3737.
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