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Sports Fields

Community groups are invited to apply for one time, occasional or seasonal use of City park playing fields. The City also permits the synthetic turf field at John Adams Middle School (JAMS) and the track and field at Santa Monica High School (SAMOHI) for community use during specified non-school hours.

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12/11 UPDATE - OUTDOOR FACILITIES REMAIN OPEN: City of Santa Monica outdoor facilities and fields are open for normal programming, including CREST after school programs. Air quality will continue to be monitored. Thank you for your patience through the closures due to smoke from the brush fires.



Please Read Before Applying

  • The City's permit allocation process is designed to give preference to Santa Monica youth participating in organized athletic activity. Prime time hours are usually allocated to youth sports groups and City programs.
  • Prime time hours are generally Monday–Friday from 5pm–9pm; Saturday–Sundays from 9am–5pm. Requests for non prime-time field hours have an increased chance of being fulfilled.
  • Adult use of the natural turf fields is limited to low intensity sports, such as softball and baseball. Airport Park, JAMS & SAMOHI fields are designated for high intensity adult sport use, such as soccer, football, rugby, and lacrosse.

 



Sports Field Application Instructions

1. Fill out and submit completed application. Application can be emailed to communityrecreation@smgov.net or delivered/mailed to 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Please note that completed application is not a permit and does not guarantee field will be granted to requester. Click here to fill out the Sports Field Rental Application & Rules

2. Community Recreation Office will process application and follow up with approval or declination notice. Please allow up to 10 days for processing.

3. If approved, payment must be submitted in full by the due date. Payments can be processed with a credit card by phone, check by mail or in-person. Please make check/money order made payable to the “City of Santa Monica” and include the permit number.



Natural Grass Playing Fields

  • Clover Park Main Field: 1 baseball field or 1 soccer/football field
  • Clover Park Extension Field: 2 softball fields or 1 soccer/football field
  • Gandara Park: 1 baseball field or 1 soccer/football field - No lights
  • Los Amigos Field: 1 youth baseball/softball field or 1 soccer/football field - No lights
  • Marine Park: 1 baseball field or 1 softball field or 1 soccer/football field
  • Memorial Park Main Field: 1 baseball field or 2 softball fields or 1 soccer/football field
  • Memorial Park Youth Field 5: 1 baseball field
  • Memorial Park Youth Field 6: 1 baseball field
  • SMMUSD K-5 Elementary Playing Fields are only available on Saturdays for youth groups. Most K-5 school fields are generally one big open field space which can usually accommodate 1 soccer field. - No lights


Synthetic Turf Fields with Lights (Permit Required)

  • Airport Park Field: 3 small soccer fields or 1 large soccer/football field. Airport Park is divided into three short sided fields for maximum use of the space. Suitable for 7 on 7 soccer games on each third of the field. When available, use of the entire field is also possible for 11 on 11 soccer games. Due to the high demand, limited permit hours for community groups are available at Airport Park.
  • John Adams Middle School: 2 soccer fields and 1 softball field
  • Santa Monica High School: 1 large soccer/football field

 

When not already permitted or closed for maintenance, the following fields are available for drop-in play without a permit:

  • Clover Park | 2600 Ocean Park Blvd
  • Gandara Park | Stewart Street between Pico and Exposition
  • Los Amigos | 5th Street and Hollister Avenue
  • Marine Park | 1406 Marine Street
  • Memorial Park | 1401 Olympic Blvd

When not already permitted, playground partnership fields are also available for drop-in play without a permit for youth 12 and under and their accompanying friends and family.


 

SAMOHI Track

Non-permitted Community Use

The SAMOHI track is available for non-permitted community use only when the site is open for a field permit or track permit and the non-permitted community use

  1. Does not interfere with programmed or permitted use
  2. Does not create an unsafe condition as determined by the School District’s monitor. 

Permitted Use

A permit is required for instructional or group (10 or more) use. Community groups are invited to apply for one time, occasional or seasonal use of the track.

Please note that this is a multi-use facility. A permit does not allow sole use of the track and field facility. Track and field permits may be issued concurrently. As stated above and at the discretion of the District monitor, members of the public may also use the track during times when the track is permitted.

Track permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Requests for the same date/time will be processed according to the following priority list:

  1. District activities
  2. City programs
  3. Santa Monica non-profit youth organizations
  4. Other Santa Monica non-profit organizations
  5. Non-Santa Monica non-profit organizations
  6. Other

Samohi Track Permit Application & Rules

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