Chanticleer Avenue County Park

1975 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz


Features

  • Inclusive Playground (LEO's Haven)
  • Public Art
  • Reservable Garden Plots
  • Picnic Area
  • Large Dog Fenced Dog Park
  • Bike Pump Track
  • Small Dog Fenced Dog Park
  • House/Building
  • Little Free Library

 

Park Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Restroom (ADA)

Yes, with adult changing tables.

Parking (ADA)

Parking lot with 33 spaces including ADA spaces, and street parking along Chanticleer Ave.

Timelapse video of parks construction

Click here to watch.

Outdoor Class Permits

Whether it’s fitness, tai chi, plein air painting or any other low impact outdoor recreational activity, County Parks offers various park sites for you to teach your outdoor classes.

Special Events

Various neighborhood parks are available for special events. If you have a specific park in mind, please contact us.

Public Art

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors established a Percent for Art Program applicable to County construction projects. As a result of the Board's decision, up to 2% of the construction costs for new buildings and parks can be allocated to place public artwork at the site.

"A Day in the Park" Limestone sculptures by Madeline Wiener (2014)

History

Phase 1 of the Chanticleer Avenue County Park Master Plan was completed in 2019 and the park opened on January 18th, 2020! Park improvements include a new inclusive play area (LEO’s Haven), a new parking area, a new restroom building, off-leash dog areas, bike pump track, community garden, and associated improvements including on-street parking, pathways, drainage, plantings and fencing!

The Story of LEO's Haven, Santa Cruz County's First Inclusive Playground

LEO’s Haven Inclusive Playground at Chanticleer County Park was created through a private-public effort to bring the first inclusive playground for children of all abilities to Santa Cruz County. Tricia Wiltshire Potts of The Santa Cruz Playground Project and Mariah Roberts of Chanticleer Park Neighbors/Vecinos partnered with Inclusion Matters (previously Shane's Inspiration) and County Parks to raise two million dollars of private investment, the largest private gift ever given to the County of Santa Cruz! "L.E.O." is an acronym of the first initials of Tricia's three children and "Haven" represents the Chanticleer Park neighborhood's embrace of creating a place where everyone belongs and can play together. LEO's Haven opened to the public in January 2020!

Accessibility

Amenities
  • LEO's Haven, Santa Cruz County's first inclusive playground
  • ADA restrooms with adult changing tables

We are working on gathering information about accessibility at all County parks and facilities.
Check back here soon for more information.

To learn about County Parks' commitment to accessibility and inclusion and find accessible County parks and facilities,
see our Accessibility & Inclusion page here.