Friends of Anna Jean Cummings Park

About Anna Jean Cummings Park

Anna Jean Cummings Park (AJC Park) in Soquel, California—also known by some as "Blue Ball Park" for the public art work of four 9-foot blue spheres—is a 96-acre park offering a wide range of activities and facilities for all ages serving the surrounding neighborhoods, the local community, and the county of Santa Cruz. Established in 2001, it includes playing fields for soccer and baseball, picnic benches and pavilions, open space walking trails, and playgrounds.

The Friends of Anna Jean Cummings Park works to preserve the parks assets as envisioned in the Park Master Plan, with special attention to its open space trails and natural habitats, which contains a number of endangered species.

Anna Jean Cummings Park Conceptual Plan Goals

(from the Master Plan for AJC Park)

  • Meet critical needs for active playing fields to serve the mid-county area
  • Provide for community and neighborhood park needs
  • Preserve open space and protect plant and animal habitats
  • Retain the beauty and natural character of the property
  • Locate access and active recreational uses to minimize grading and site disturbance as well as to respond to the concerns of adjacent neighborhoods
  • Ocean views from the open space trails

    Ocean views from the open space trails

  • Picnic pavilions

    Picnic pavilions

  • Upper bench walkways

    Upper bench walkways

  • Playing fields

    Playing fields