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General Rules & Regulations

Park and Sports Field Reservations
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

By Phone or Fax

(949) 470-3061     Main Phone Number & Sports Field Rentals
(949) 470-3035     Picnic Shelter and Norman P. Murray Rental Information
(949) 581-0795     Fax

By Email



Diverse parks, open spaces, trails, and sports fields provide recreational opportunities located throughout the City for all residents. They offer a variety of options, including natural areas, picnic and barbecue facilities, sports fields, court games, tobacco-free children’s play areas, open grassy fields, plus on-road and off-road trails for everyone’s enjoyment.


  •  Park, open space, and off-road trail hours: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

  •  Parks and open spaces may be reserved by obtaining a permit.

  •  Use of amplified sound is prohibited without a permit.

  •  Commercial use, sales and distribution prohibited without a permit.

  •  Golf, skateboarding, motor-driven vehicles, alcoholic beverages, and glass containers are prohibited   on all parks, open spaces, trails, and sports fields. Skateboard and in-line skate use permitted only at the Mission Viejo Skateboard Facility at Beebe Park.

  •  Dogs or cats must be leashed and matter left by animal removed.

  •  No person shall smoke a cigarette, cigar, or other tobacco-related product within the boundaries of any playground, or tot lot sandbox area.

  •  Parks, open spaces, trails, and sports fields may be closed as determined by the City during inclement weather or for maintenance purposes.

  •  All violators will be prosecuted. Be safe and responsible while using your facilities, parks, open spaces, and trails!



The picnic shelter at both Florence Joyner Olympiad Park and Melinda Park can be reserved from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekends only (excluding holidays) by obtaining a permit. For further information, please contact the Recreation and Community Services Department via email at recreation@cityofmissionviejo.org or by phone at (949) 470-3035.  Please see the Picnic Shelter Rates for accurate rental fees.

Sports fields

Sports fields can be reserved for Mission Viejo residents by obtaining a permit.  Please view the Sports Field Use and Allocation Policy and appropriate rates for user groups. For reservation requests, please complete the Sport Field Reservation Form with as much information as possible and send to: 

City of Mission Viejo
Recreation and Community Services Department
Park and Sports Field Reservations
200 Civic Center 
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 581-0795     Fax

Liability insurance may be required, depending on the type of events/activities involved (e.g. use of inflatable jumpers).  Attendance must be accurate to determine if park facility will accommodate your event.