Field and Tennis Court Reservations


The City of Palo Alto brokers all City athletic fields, tennis courts, and Palo Alto Unified School District fields and courts.

Tennis courts are available for reservation for Palo Alto Tennis Club and USTA tournament/match use only. Otherwise, tennis courts are available for individual use on a first-come, first-served basis.

August 31, 2021 Update: Mayfield North Field Closure
The City of Palo Alto is closing the north field of the Stanford/Palo Alto Community Fields (Mayfield) due to deterioration of the synthetic turf, effective Thursday, September 1, 2022. This is an evolving situation and timing of reopening the field is unknown at this time. The south field will remain open, though staff will closely monitor the field quality. If there are reports of increased clumping on the south field, staff may close the south field as well. The north field closure will be in effect for at least several weeks as the City team works to secure a vendor to remove the deteriorated infill and install new infill.  

Fees and Insurance


Field Resident Non-Resident Non-Profit
 Grass Fields  $56 $100 $31
 Turf Fields  $76 $166 $54
 Tennis Courts  $8 $10 N/A

Note: All fee listed are per hour. 


All users must provide a Certificate of Insurance showing general liability coverage in the amount of $1,000,000 or more, naming City of Palo Alto as additional insured at the location(s) of their use.

Procedure for Providing Your Own Insurance

  1. Purchase the required insurance for both bodily injury and property damage. Ask your insurance broker to a combined single limit. The amount of insurance is set by the City of Palo Alto; the premium for the insurance you purchase is set by your broker with the insurance company. (One million dollars, $1,000,000, is the minimum requirement for all uses. High risk activities require additional coverage.)
  2. Under the section “Description of operations, locations, vehicles, special items” place the following phrase, City of Palo Alto, as an additional insured.
  3. Under the section “Certificate Holder” place the following:
    City of Palo Alto
    *Field Address*
    Palo Alto, CA *Field Zip Code*

  4. Ask your insurance broker to send a signed Certificate of Insurance via email to, via fax (650)856-8756 or mail to:
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Rd, T2
    Palo Alto, CA 94303

Requesting Fields and Courts

Search the availability calendar by selecting the "Facility Rentals" tab, then selecting the desired park/location to see the list of fields/courts. While our facility schedule is up to date, there may be pending bookings at any point in time.

Once you have searched for field/court availability, please submit the corresponding Request Form at least two (2) weeks before your requested date(s). Recreation staff will follow up with you in 2-3 business days to provide an estimate and collect initial payment.