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COVID-19 In accordance with the County wide shelter in place ordinance Santa Cruz County Parks will not be accepting any new online picnic reservations until the order has been lifted. Online picnic reservations have been disabled during this time. County Parks is canceling all reservations effective March 16th until April 6, 2020. County Parks will reevaluate the situation at that time and determine next steps. Services or reservations may be rescheduled, credited or refunded. Please contact or (831) 454-7938 for more information.

ONLINE PICNIC RESERVATIONS: You can now make group picnic area reservations online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance. Full day bookings, i.e. 10:00 am-7:30 pm, are required for online picnic reservations.

To view available dates for Picnic Reservations, click the View Facility Information tab and notate the desired available date to be used during the reservation process. An account login and password is required to make an online picnic reservation.

Visit for reservation information for all Parks Facilities. To make a reservation, contact Reservations staff at (831)454-7938 or

    • Make a Picnic Reservation
    • Make a Picnic Area Reservation

      Look for available picnic area date(s) in the "View Facilities Information" calendars.

      Click "Make a Picnic Reservation" to reserve a picnic area or you can book from the "View Facility Information" calendar. If you have not created an online account, it will prompt you to do so.

      Select Picnic or Picnic with Jump House Permit event type. Enter all required fields. Choose desired picnic area. Specify your requested date and selected the all day rental 10:00am-7:30pm time slot. Proceed through prompts until payment is made.

      You will receive a follow-up confirmation email from the Reservations office, with a copy of your reservation permit.

    • View Facility Information
    • View Facility Information
      View facility information including location, contact information, hours of operations, and availability.