City of Encinitas
Athletic Field Use Allocation Guide and
work requested, as well as proposed materials used. A Field Modification Request Form
must be received and approved by the PRD prior to the start of work.
Acceptable modifications include, but are not limited to, portable lights at Leo Mullen,
adding infield mix, artificial turf, scoreboards, field netting, batting cage enhancements,
pitching mounds, base anchors, and other apparatuses or equipment.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS PERMITS
For the purposes of this policy, tournaments, special ceremonies and clinics are
considered Special Events. Applicants wishing to operate an event of this nature are
required to complete a Special Event Permit Application. Applications are due (30)
thirty-days prior for recurring events and (90) ninety-days prior for first-time events.
Major Special Events (2,000+) must be submitted annual by March 15 for events taking
place the following calendar year. Special events may include vendors, food trucks, and
the sale of merchandise. Submittal of late applications may result in denial. The Special
Event Planning Guide and Permit Applications may be found on the City’s website at:
Sports Organization Tournaments
A resident organization tournament is defined as a culminating event in which multiple
teams compete, and advance as they win their scheduled contests. There are
tournaments that are structured as culminating events to the end of a regular season as
a means of establishing a “champion” of a specific league. In this example, the same
participants who participated throughout a season are matched against each other in a
playoff format. Athletes or teams participating in this tournament must have participated
in an Encinitas league prior to the tournament and there are no additional entry fees
charged for playing in the tournament. Athletes or teams that did not participate in an
Encinitas league during league play will not participate in this tournament
Sports Organization Host – Invitational Tournament
An invitational tournament is defined as a tournament that includes athletes/teams of
multiple organizations (resident or nonresident). The host resident organization charges
entry fees to participating teams in the tournament and the tournaments are often used
as fundraisers or special events.
Opening Day Ceremony
Opening Day Ceremonies are defined as the first day of a league’s season where
multiple teams participate in a planned ceremony outside of regular games, creating
additional impacts to the facility and the surrounding neighborhood.
Photo Day is defined as an event where the league has participants show up throughout
the day for the purpose of taking individual and team pictures. This event may affect
the facility and surrounding neighborhood more than just a regular day of games. A
special event permit is required for photo day.
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