The City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of reservable athletic facilities for everything from softball to beach volleyball. Make your reservation at cityofsantacruz.com/register or by calling (831) 420-5270 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Athletic Fee Chart for some facilities.
Located on the west side of the municipal wharf, this area is suitable for some types of athletic events. Specific areas of this intimate strand may be also reserved for weddings, picnics, and private or corporate parties. Just in front of the Dream Inn Hotel, this section of the beach is ideal for smaller gatherings ranging from 1-400 people. Portions of the beach are close to restrooms, parking, and electricity.
Main Beach - General Information ,Insurance Requirements, Athletic Facility Application
Located in front of Beach Street and to the east side of the municipal wharf, Main Beach is ideal for larger events such as corporate gatherings or sporting tournaments. Framed between the ocean and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this 1,000 yard stretch of sand is suitable for events 6000+ in attendance. Portions of the beach are close to restrooms, parking, and electricity.
Fields for softball games or practice are available at Harvey West Park (314 Evergreen Street, Park Map) and DeLaveaga Park (855 Branciforte Drive, Park Map). Harvey West Park Fields 2 & 3 (located in the Stadium) are perfect for informal games or practices. Fields 5 & 6 at Harvey West Park (next to Portuguese Hall) offer bleachers, dugouts, lights, clay/cinder infields and parking nearby. DeLaveaga Fields 1 & 2 offer a beautiful setting for your game or tournament (see more about DeLaveaga under tournament rentals below). For more information call 831-420-5270.
Planning a softball tournament? DeLaveaga is the perfect site! DeLaveaga features bleachers, lights, dugouts, clay/cinder infields, restrooms, and limited parking. Call 831-420-5270 for information. See packet for more information: 2020 DeLaveaga Tournament Application Packet.
Scott Kennedy Fields instructions and policy for groups and leagues requesting multiple dates. Priority Resident Application period accepted October 1 - November 1 for the following year. Beginning on December 1 reservations taken on first come, first serve basis for the following year. See packet for more information: 2020 Scott Kennedy Soccer Field Application Packet.
Main Beach Volleyball Tournament Application Packet
Sun, sand, and beach volleyball! Our courts will make your casual beach party or tournament a success. 16 beach volleyball courts are available for rent on the main beach in Santa Cruz. All courts have professional grade nets and different heights for men and women. The courts are frequented by both amateur and professional members of the sport, as well as several national tournaments. Parking and restrooms are both located nearby on Beach Street. For more information, call 831-420-5270.
Special events requiring Conditions of Use pertaining to insurance, parking, etc., add $50 to fee total. Parking fees are not included in facility reservation fees; metered parking will be enforced.