To Our Orinda Parks and Rec Family:

Due to the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns here in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa Health Services has ordered a shelter-in-place for all community members within the county. On March 31, Contra Costa Health Services released an updated order which supersedes the initial order to shelter-in-place from March 16, 2020. The order will continue to be effective until 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer. 

Given this information, the City of Orinda has cancelled all facility reservations through May 3. In addition, City operations are limited therefore program transactions (including withdrawals, refunds, payments, etc.) are being processed steadily. 

If you are inquiring about a reservation refund, please be advised that each permit is unique and staff will work with you as soon as possible. 

If you are interested in renting a sports facility, look at availability online prior to sending an email to Recreation Supervisor Sheena Wellman-Miner. As of right now, if a field and/or gym are available between May 4 and August 31, staff will do their best to provide a timely response to your request.

We will do our best to update you as new information becomes available. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. For the latest information, please go to

Sports Facility Reservation Process

The online availability search tool is now turned on. Please visit to view availability. If you need assistance in navigating the online tool, please download the following instructions.

If you are interested in reserving a sports field the following information needs to be completed: 
  1. Sports Facility Use Application (PDF).
  2. Ready to pay a $250 deposit.
  3. After a reservation permit is issued, sign and submit permit, liability insurance and final payment.
For detailed information regarding the reservation process, email Parks and Recreation.