George Washington Park is the largest of Pacific Grove's city parks. It is six blocks long (from Short Street to Sinex Avenue) between Melrose and Alder Streets. Most of the park is natural appearing, unimproved forest land that offers important wildlife habitat. The park also contains picnic tables, barbecue grills, restrooms, a large play structure, and a baseball field. No reservation needed for individual picnic areas. A use permit is required for the large group picnic area, barbecue pit, and ballfield. Contact the Recreation Department office at 831-648-3130 for reservations.