Ways to Reach Us
Santa Cruz County Parks Office (831) 454-7901
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays
Santa Cruz County Parks Reservations phone line: (831) 454-7938
*Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited as most staff is performing remote work.


Santa Cruz County is currently in the Purple Tier.


Available Types of Permits

Due to Covid-19 health orders, available permits are generally limited to the following. We adapt as quickly as we can to what is allowed. Details on what is permitted and how to apply appear below:

Unavailable Permits

Due to Covid-19 health orders, the following permits are generally unavailable.

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Indoor Events
  • Reservable Picnic Areas


Outdoor Class Permits

Outdoor Class Permits – Boot Camps, Yoga, Dance

Any authorized outdoor program will require a permit to operate.
Group classess (14 or less participants) plus instructor. For those interested in obtaining permits, please email


Sports Fields

Organized Youth Sports Permits

Reservations are available on sports fields for youth sports only. County Parks sports fields are open Mid-March through Mid-November. Competitive athletic games are not allowed under the current health order. If you need to reach us about canceling or refunding a reservation, please email


Wedding Permits

For those interested in obtaining permits in 2021, we are issuing wedding permits contingent on Health Order directives at the time of the permit.  Please email


Indoor Permits

If State guidance allows, we are permitting indoor reservations in 2020 through June 2021 only for Valencia Hall.
We can process indoor reservations for 2021 dates at our special event venues with Valencia Hall only. All permits are subject to the Health Order directive in place at the time of the permit. Please email

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)