Athletic Facilities

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The City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of reservable athletic facilities for everything from softball to beach volleyball. Reserving is easy. Athletic Fee Chart for some facilities. Choose from the following:

Depot Park Scott Kennedy Soccer Fields (101 Washington Street)  General Information, Athletic Facility Application

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: 2019 Scott Kennedy Soccer Field Application Packet

Harvey West Park (314 Evergreen Street) and DeLaveaga Park (Branciforte Drive) 

Map of Harvey West Park
Map of DeLaveaga Park

Fields for softball games or practice are available at Harvey West and DeLaveaga Parks. 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.

Tournament Rentals
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: 2019 Delaveaga Tournament Application Packet.

2019 DeLaveaga Tournament Guide


Beach Volleyball Courts - Main Beach Insurance Requirements, Athletic Facility Application
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.

Civic Auditorium 307 Church Street
Centrally located in downtown Santa Cruz--the Civic works for basketball and volleyball games or tourneys, and rainy day practices. Ample parking, box office services and a professional staff make the Civic an excellent site for your sporting event. To reserve call 831-420-5240.

Courts at University Terrace Park (Meder Street), Neary Lagoon (Bay Street), and Derby Park (Woodland Way) are reservable. Call 831-420-5270 for reservations.

DeLaveaga Golf Course
401 Upper Park Road
Santa Cruz City's own beautiful championship par 70 golf course. Plan your special fundraiser or just-for-fun tournament with the expert assistance of DeLaveaga Golf Pro Tim Loustalot and his staff. Call 831-423-7212 for more information.

Cowell Beach -
General Information, Insurance Requirements, Athletic Facility Application
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 1000 yard stretch of sand is suitable for events 6000+ in attendance. Portions of the beach are close to restrooms, parking, and electricity.


  1. Select facility. Call the phone number listed to check availability

  2. Reserve by phone Monday - Friday, 9 -11 a.m. Full payment must be made by Visa and MasterCard. Call 831-420-5270 to reserve your space today.
  3. Reserve by mail or in person. Request an application or pick one up.

For reservations at: Depot Park, Lighthouse Point, Harvey West Park, DeLaveaga Park, Tennis Courts
Pick up applications at:
Parks and Recreation Office
323 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
8 am -  5 pm, Monday - Friday, 831-420-5270

For reservations for: Cowell and Main Beach; and Beach Volleyball Courts, call 831-420-5270.

For reservations at: Civic Auditorium
Pick up applications at:
Civic Box Office
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
9 am - 5:30 pm, Tuesday - Friday, 831-420-5240

For tournament reservations at: DeLaveaga Golf Course
DeLaveaga Golf Course
401 Upper Park Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
7 am - 6 pm, Daily, 831-423-7212

Complete and return application(s) with fees to the appropriate reservation office.


Athletic Facilities Use Fees.

 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.


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