Bear Creek Recreation and Community Center

15685 Forest Hill Road, Boulder Creek

The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District and the County of Santa Cruz are proud to offer this beautiful facility and recreation area for public enjoyment. Formerly known as the Bear Creek Country Club, this mountain retreat offers a spacious clubhouse and creekside picnic area for your special event.

Your reservation includes the clubhouse and small kitchen. Also included for your exclusive use is a large Creekside picnic area with picnic tables and BBQs.

You also get a five hour sound permit (which includes ceremony music) at no cost which can be outdoors until 8:00pm, and anything overlapping is indoors only.



125 indoors and outdoors

25 chairs, 10 non-folding chairs, 10 eight-foot banquet tables, picnic tables, and a variety of tables and seating areas

Reservation Times
Reservation times include set-up, clean-up (one hour minimum each), and a 5-hour maximum event time to include your ceremony and reception. A 10-hour minimum reservation is required on designated Saturdays from May through September. A 6-hour minimum is available for reservations made within three months of the event date.



Santa Cruz County Parks administers the facility use permits for reservations on designated Saturdays between May through September.
For all other dates, please contact the Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District at

Please review the conditions of use for specific policies.

Thank you for your interest in our facility. For complete information about a facility reservation, please call (831) 454-7938 or email us at

Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831)