Advanced Reservations

Who Needs to Apply

These reservations are for leagues, clinics, programs, tournaments and special events that need to book playing fields in advance in order to organize their activities. If you are applying for a field and it is not a onetime use in the next 2 weeks, you must submit an online application.

Examples of applications that need to be submitted include:

  • Leagues (organizations looking for regular weekly games)
  • Programs (Clinics, Field Days, Tournaments, and One-Time Requests more than two weeks in advance, such as birthday parties or special events that want to use fields)
  • Summer Camps

When to Apply

Applications are submitted by season so that we can review all field requests together and best allocate fields. All requests submitted within the 2-week window are reviewed together and then fields are either allocated or denied the response deadline. It is highly recommended that you submit your requests in accordance with our deadlines whenever possible. Any “late” requests submitted after the seasonal deadline will be processed on a first come first serve basis and will be subject to availability.

SeasonDatesApplications OpenDeadline for First ConsiderationResponse to Applications
FallSeptember 1 through November 30May 1May 15June 15
WinterDecember 1 through February 28September 1September 15October 15
SpringMarch 1 through May 31November 1November 15January 15
Summer CampsJune 1 through August 31December 20January 5February 15
SummerJune 1 through August 31March 1March 15April 15

How to Apply: Applications vary based on what you are applying for and the season.

What Does it Cost?

Cost for most organizations and nonresidents are $100 per hour. In addition, there is a $15 per hour fee per field for use of lights. Costs for individual residents is $39 per hour for a one time use. It must be for personal use and not for coach training.

Nonprofit leagues and programs serving San Francisco residents may be eligible for Approved Public Benefit Fee Reductions.

Advanced Reservations Policy

Transfers of Permits

Advance permits are for use only as described in your online application. You may not transfer or assign the permit to any other group or organization or use it for any other purpose. Violation of this provision will result in termination of the permittee and any affiliated organizations from the right to receive future fields.

Publicizing of Events Using Our Facilities

Any individual or organization (including any affiliated organization) who publicizes, advertises or accepts registrations for a program, league, event or other activity using San Francisco Recreation and Park Department facilities without written confirmation that the facilities will be permitted for the space shall be suspended a minimum of one year from obtaining permits from this Department.

Allocation of Fields

Our fields are extremely congested. Accordingly to ensure efficient field space for all sports, the Department will continue its current policy that returning programs in good standing will receive priority and the unless there is excess capacity, the Department will only consider applications from new organizations for a sport that is not covered by an existing program.

Good Standings

Organizations or individuals who are found to be using fields without permits or misrepresenting information in any application shall be suspended a minimum of one year from obtaining permits from this Department.