Anna Jean Cummings Park
461 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel
This 95 acre park was opened in the summer of 2001 (upper field portion was opened Feb 2002), it is located next to Soquel High School on Old San Jose Road in Soquel. It is a multi-use park that offers a large modern playground, a large pavillion style picnicing area, restroom, hiking trails, open space, and multiple athletic fields. Bbq's available in the reserved pavilions only. Alcohol, music and portable propane bbq's and cookstoves (i.e. propane stoves, comal pozo/disco) are not permitted.
8am to dusk
Parking lots are located in both the upper and lower areas of the park.
From Hwy 1 take the Bay/Porter exit, go away from the ocean. Continue on Porter until it turns into Old San Jose Road. Look for the park on your left after Soquel High School.
Please call (831) 454-7938 for info. A jump house may be added at the time of the reservation at Picnic Area A only. A fee and insurance requirement applies.
Picnic Area A Picnic Area B Picnic Area AB
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors established a Percent for Art Program applicable to County construction projects. As a result of the Board's decision, up to 2% of the construction costs for new buildings and parks can be allocated to place public artwork at the site.
The art at AJ is called Skyballs, by Steve Gillman and Katherine Keefer, 2001.
Four sky-blue balls appear to be rolling down the gently sloping hill. A team of artists constructed the 8-9 foot diameter concrete spheres.
See artwork in other parks here.