All applications submitted online are subject to review and approval.  Submitting an application does not reserve or guarantee a date or facility. Large Special Events may require submission of a per-application proposal prior to submitting the Special Event Permit application. For more information contact the Special Events Office at (760) 435-5540.

Beach/Park Clean-Up

Thank you for considering the City of Oceanside for your beach/park clean-up special event. The City of Oceanside encourages clean ups and will try to accommodate your needs when possible.

  • Minimum participation of 30
  • Event organizer must secure and provide for cost of solid waste and recycling.
  • There is a processing fee of $50.00 for applications received at least 60 days in advance, or $150 for less than 60 days. NO clean ups will be allowed with less than 30 days advance.
  • All clean-up event organizations must provide a current copy of liability insurance requirements set by the City of Oceanside Risk.

Available Locations


  • Only the first and third week of every month. No permits allowed in the month of April.
  • South Pier - Tower 1, 3, or 5
  • North Pier - Tower 2, 4, 6, or 8
  • Buccaneer Beach
  • Harbor Beach - Tower 10, 12, 14, or 16

City Parks

  • Event organizers are limited to one park clean-up event per month.
  • All City parks are available, not to conflict with previously scheduled activities
  • Each location must be approved by the Special Events Committee/Park Supervisor.

Beach/Park Clean-Up Permit

Film Permit

Thank you for considering the City of Oceanside for your film or photography production. The City of Oceanside encourages film productions and will try to accommodate most productions' needs when possible.

A Film Permit is required:

  • When filming still or action on any city property, including city parks, beaches, harbor, and city facilities.
  • When utilizing city streets or alleys (i.e., street closures, lane closures, or requiring intermittent traffic control).

Permit Process

Film permit applications are required for all motion picture, video, and photography productions. Filming of Special Events may be handled through a Special Events permit. Film Permit Applications must be submitted a minimum of seven working days prior to the date of production. Requests made less than seven days prior may be considered and will be subject to the availability of City facilities and staffing.


A $175 nonrefundable processing fee is required for applications received seven working days or more prior to the date of production. A $262 nonrefundable processing fee will be charged for applications received four to seven working days prior to production. A nonrefundable urgency permit fee of $875 will be charged for applications received three working days or less prior to production. A cancellation fee of $250 will be charged for productions that give the Special Events Office less than 72-hour notice that the production will be cancelled. All film permits will be charged a per day fee of $87.

Film Permit

Heritage Park

Located within walking distance from the San Luis Rey Mission lies Heritage Park Village and Museum. Heritage Park was created in the 1970's as a permanent and perpetual symbol of Oceanside's heritage. Heritage Park allows historic Oceanside to serve as a background to private parties, weddings, and special events. Ideally situated within Heritage Park lies the gazebo. To arrange a visit to Heritage Park, please contact Warren Ellingworth, Recreation Specialist, at (760) 435-5244.

Heritage Park Rental

Special Events

Special Event Permits are required for any organized activity involving the use of, or having impact upon, public property, public facilities, parks, beaches, sidewalks, street areas or the temporary use of private property in a manner that varies from its current land use. Applications for permits must be filed with the City of Oceanside, at City Hall East, not less than sixty (60) nor more than three hundred sixty-five (365) days prior to the proposed activity date. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates will not be held without receiving an application and the $150 processing fee. Only one date per application unless the event is consecutive days.

Special Event

Special Operations Permit

Special Operations Permit is required for professional and commercial use on public property. Commercial Operations include but not limited to: boot camps, surf camps, private surf instruction, fitness classes, day classes, yoga classes, nature camps, or other similar activities. To obtain a Special Operations Permit a current City of Oceanside Businesses License, Liability Insurance of $2 million- $4 million Aggregate listing the City of additionally insured and participant waiver that indemnifies and hold harmless the City of Oceanside must be obtained. A Special Operations Permit Application must be submitted with $175 nonrefundable application fee. All applications will be reviewed by staff and determined the feasibility of the proposed activity potentially impacts to parking, other previously scheduled activity, field use, group size, time of day, day or days of the week, and location.

Special Operations Permit

Strand Park Gazebo

The Strand Gazebo is an ideal place for weddings, family outings, birthday parties or any type of group gatherings that have 100 people or less. The Strand Gazebo has the majestic Pacific Ocean and the famous Oceanside Pier as backdrops for your event. The Strand Gazebo may be reserved year round with the exception of Holiday Weekends. The Strand Gazebo is not available on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Parking is not included in the rental and alcohol is prohibited. The facility does have access to electricity for a small fee. For additional information concerning the Strand Gazebo and availability, please contact the Special Events office at (760) 435- 5540 or by email at .

Strand Park Gazebo