Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions: 


  • Do I need tickets for the Concert or activities?

    South San Francisco Concert in the Park is a free community event.  No tickets are needed.  However, there will be food and drink sales at this event. 

  • When does the park open?

    Orange Memorial Park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset.  Concert festivities will  begin at 11:00am.  Feel free to come early and enjoy Orange Memorial Park. 

  • Is there reserved seating for this event?

    There is no reserved seating for this event.  All seating is on a first come first serve basis.  All attendees should plan to bring their own chairs and blankets for sitting on the lawn.  Please be mindful of your neighbors and their line of vision when setting up higher back chairs.

  • Can I bring a sunshade such as canopies or umbrellas?

    The staking of umbrellas, canopies and other sunshades in our fields is prohibited at all of our parks, including Orange Memorial Park.  If you choose to setup a sunshade, you will be responsible for securing the apparatus without puncturing the lawn.  Please note South San Francisco can get rather large gusts of wind.  In order to ensure visibility and an enjoyable concert experience for all patrons, there will be a designated area for sunshades, umbrellas, canopies, etc. 

  • Is alcohol allowed at the Concert?

    Beer and Wine is allowed at the event for attendees 21 years of age or older only.  Beer and wine will be sold at the Concert by the non-profit group, South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation.  Please note that a wristband indicating one is of legal drinking age is required for consuming beer and wine on the park grounds.  Wristbands are free and may be obtained at the ID check booth with a valid photo ID. 

  • Can I smoke at the Concert in the Park event?

    Smoking of any kind is prohibited anywhere in the park as identified in chapter 8.5 of the South San Francisco Municipal Code. 

  • Are pets allowed at the event?

    Licensed service animal are always welcome.  We kindly ask that all other pets stay at home as there will be large crowds and amplified noise.

  • Where do I collect lost & found items?

Please check the Parks and Recreation information booth located on the patio outside the Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building the day of the event.  All lost & found items not claimed the day of the event can be collected at the Recreation office at (33 Arroyo Dr.) for up to 2 weeks following the Concert in the Park.