Military Reenlistments at the Park

Statue Plaza

The Statue Plaza is a beautiful location for your small reenlistment ceremony.

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Bluff Event Site

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Bluff Event Site is a scenic place for your larger reenlistment ceremony.

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To help you determine if Cabrillo National Monument is the best choice for your Department of Defense reenlistment ceremony, we offer the following guidelines:

• A Special Use Permit is required and is obtained in advance. Please contact Park Ranger Martin Lane to request a Permit Worksheet.

• Reenlistment ceremonies with less than 15 people are allowed in the Statue Plaza.

• Ceremonies with more than 15 people may be held in the Bluff Event Area.

• Ceremonies should start before 9:00 AM and must conclude by 10:00 AM.

• Receptions with cake, cookies, coffee, or other refreshments are not permitted.

• The park entrance station opens at 9:00 AM. If the ceremony will begin after 9:00 AM, a fee waiver must be obtained. To obtain a fee waiver, fax your request on official letter head to (619) 226-6311.

• All vehicles must be parked in the main parking area.


To obtain a Permit Worksheet, or to learn more about holding a reenlistment ceremony at Cabrillo National Monument, please contact: (619) 523-4568

(619) 523-4577
(619) 523-4563

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