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In accordance with the State guidelines, Santa Cruz County Parks is limited in what type of activities we can permit during Covid-19. Beginning June 15th, all permitted reservation options may return to normal operations under the States 'Beyond the Blueprint ' guidelines.

LAP POOL LANE RESERVATIONS: Please find the most current schedule of lane availability listed under activities.

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.

Until June 15th, 2021 - Picnic Reservations cannot be longer than two hours. Time slots will be reservable from 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, and 4pm-6pm.

After June 15th - Picnic Reservations will be full day bookings 10am-7pm.

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.