Groups of 15 or more that wish to use a Hawthorne Park must have a permit. Be prepared to give the date and time of the activity, the portion of the park to be used, number of people in attendance. Please note that rented amusements, (i.e. bouncers, trampolines, amplified music, etc.) are not permitted at any of the parks. You must request a permit at least 1 week prior to the day of the event/ activity. To find out more information or to book a permit, please call the Recreation & Community Services Department.
Park Rental Fee:
Resident Groups (80% or
more of Hawthorne residents)
Non-Residents (Less than 80%
of Hawthorne residents)
101 & over
101 & over
Formal Picnic Areas:
Eucalyptus Park, Memorial Park and Holly Park have formal picnic areas. Memorial Park consists of outlets, gas grills, sinks and counter tops. When booking the park, you must request the formal picnic area and check out a key. In order to check out a key, you must leave a refundable deposit of $20.00. The fee is an additional $18.00-$29.00 to rent the formal picnic areas.
Building Permits: Organizations interested in renting the Memorial Center are required to submit a proposal in writing on letterhead stationery stating the following: name of organization, non-profit or profit status with ID#, responsible party, type of event, date and time, number of people in a group and whether the event will have tickets sales, alcohol, etc. Please note, no weddings, receptions, anniversaries, birthday parties, baby showers and any other private parties are permitted. Send all requests in attention to Memorial Center 3901 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Pool Permits: The City of Hawthorne Pool is available for group or organization rental (not available for private parties.) Pool facility consists of a lap pool, dive pool and a baby pool. Please call the Recreation & Community Services Department to find out availability, insurance requirements, and group fees.
Sports Center Permits:
Use of the Betty Ainsworth Sports Center is available for various sporting events and recreational program rentals. Fees vary depending upon the type of organizations room request. Call for more information regarding fees, insurance requirements, and availability.