Anna Jean Cummings County Park

461 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel



  • Playgrounds
  • Public Art
  • Open Space
  • Vista Point
  • Lawn Area
  • Multi-Use Trails
  • Soccer Fields
  • Picnic Areas
  • Baseball/Softball Fields
  • Reservable Picnic Areas
  • Reservable Concession Stand
  • BBQs
  • Agents of Discovery App
  • Little Free Library

Park Hours

Sunrise to sunset



Parking (ADA)

Parking lots are located in both the upper and lower areas of the park.

County Parks is in the process of developing trail maps for our regional parks!
Please check back here soon.

Picnic Area Reservations

Anna Jean Cummings Park has one large picnic pavilion area split into two sides, Picnic Area A and Picnic Area B, or as combined group Picnic Area AB. Both sides each have a large barbecue grill and are close to playgrounds, permanent restrooms, and lawn areas. The park also has sports fields and trails on the upper bench of the park. We recommend booking early to get a reservation at this popular picnic area!

Athletic Fields Reservations

Anna Jean Cummings Park has two baseball/softball fields and four soccer fields. Baseball/softball fields share space with soccer fields #3 and #4. Availabilty for these fields is limited per sports season. All athletic fields are close to parking, playgrounds, picnic tables, permanent restrooms, and open space trails.

Outdoor Class Permits

Whether it’s fitness, tai chi, plein air painting or any other low impact outdoor recreational activity, County Parks offers various park sites for you to teach your outdoor classes.

Special Events

Anna Jean Cummings Park is a beautiful park with a playground, picnic tables, athletic fields, open space trails and abundant lawn area. Restrooms and ample parking are available on both the lower and upper benches of the park. This location is ideal for family-friendly festivals or community events.

Public Art

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 Anna Jean Cummings County Park 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.


Martina Castro held the 1833 Rancho Soquel land grant that included today’s Soquel Village and surrounding area. Her family raised cows for hides and tallow that were shipped to markets from the beach at the mouth of Soquel Creek. Castro’s adjacent land grant included more than 32,000 acres of forested hillsides above Soquel.

Formerly O’Neill Ranch, the Anna Jean Cummings Park property was originally purchased by the County Redevelopment Agency in 1989.


We are working on gathering information about accessibility at all County parks and facilities.
Check back here soon for more information.

To learn about County Parks' commitment to accessibility and inclusion and find accessible County parks and facilities,
see our Accessibility & Inclusion page here.