Sports Fields

Ladera Ranch has some of the best sports fields in Orange County that the Ladera Ranch Maintenance Corporation (LARMAC) maintains.

The use of Ladera Ranch's sports fields by sports teams is overseen by LARMAC, which permits and manages the use of the fields. Only permitted sports organizations may use the sports fields, with the exception of residents who can use the fields for passive use when the fields are available.

Field Status and Protection

Protect the condition of Ladera's sports facilities by observing the proper treatment of the fields, keeping them litter-free, and staying off the fields during volatile weather and conditions that may leave the fields prone to damage. 

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reserve field space to practice with my group?  
A group must be an approved organization based in Ladera Ranch for LARMAC to permit field use. The group must be comprised of a high percentage of Ladera residents. Fields are permitted on a seasonal basis. Due to the demand for fields, LARMAC does not offer one-time use permits or reservations.

How is field space use permitted distributed?
A few factors determine how much space is allotted per group on a seasonal basis. In short, the most significant determining factors are a group's total population, resident percentage, and primary sports season.

What times are fields reserved/permitted?
Monday - Friday
Cox: 3:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Community: 3:30 p.m.-Sundown

Cox: 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Community: 7:30 a.m.-Sundown

Cox: 7:30 a.m.-Sundown
Community: 7:30 a.m.-Sundown (excluding Founders)

When is a good time for pick-up play?
Cox Turf Field: Monday through Friday before 3:30 p.m.
Cox Baseball Fields: Monday & Friday before 3:30 p.m.
Community Fields: All day Sunday at Founders

Note: Community fields are used by schools Monday through Friday during school hours. Permits begin on these fields after the school day ends. Other community fields may have unpermitted times during which passive use is welcome. Please see the Fall 2023 Permit Schedule for more information.

Can my team show up and practice at Ladera Fields without a permit?
All Ladera fields require a permit to be used for any organized activity. Any unauthorized practice, game, camp, instructional class, etc., will be asked to leave.

What is considered organized use versus passive use?
Organized use is any team or group receiving instruction, playing games, or running drills with a coach or person(s) in charge present.

LARMAC defines passive use as any group using its facilities for leisure in a way that does not involve any active instruction, sports organization, or business.

May our group practice in pocket parks?
Pockets parks are not permitted fields out of respect to nearby homeowners with respect to noise, parking, etc. Pocket parks are not maintained to the degree sports fields are. Permitting sports on these fields would damage the grass and soil.

Which groups comprise the Ladera Ranch Sports Council?
Ladera Ranch Sports Council shall be comprised of elected and/or appointed/selected representatives (2 each) from the following sports organizations: AYSO, Capo Girls Softball, Ladera Ranch Adult Soccer, Ladera Ranch Little League, Matt Leinart Flag Football, and Raptors Rugby.

For more information on Sports and Recreation in Ladera Ranch, please see the 2023 Fall Sports Report.

Field Maps

Chaparral Field: Map / Amenity / Directions

Cox Sports Park: Map / Amenity / Directions

Founders Park: Map / Amenity / Directions

Oso Grande Field: Map / Amenity / Directions

Wagsdale Park: Map / Amenity / Directions


Please review the following guidelines and restrictions for LARMAC-owned sports fields and amenities:

Contacting LARMAC 

Have questions? We're here to help. Contact Kyle Lambrakis, Recreation Facilities Coordinator, Fields and Courts at or

Allocation of Sports Field Use
The Ladera Ranch Sports Council is a consortium of sports organizations with oversight by LARMAC that allocates field-use permits to ensure the greatest use of the fields by Ladera Ranch Residents. This committee seeks to create a synergy to build and strengthen the Ladera Ranch sports community from within.

LARMAC-Approved Sports Groups

AYSO has served Ladera Ranch since the community’s inception in 2000; AYSO District 1455 has grown to provide over 1,500 residents access to soccer each season of the year.

Ladera Ranch Little League provides a safe, instructional, and fun environment for children ages 4 to 18 with the mission to promote, develop, supervise, and assist the interests of players.

Capo Girls Softball League provides recreational softball to girls ages 4 to 14, providing a fun, safe environment; and encouraging participants to develop as strong, confident girls, young women, and players.

Matt Leinart Flag Football League, in conjunction with the NFL Flag Football program, is a flag football league for kids in 1st-8th grades, emphasizing fun. 

South OC Raptor Rugby Club empowers young players to develop their skills, build character, and strengthen ties to the community. Coed age groups U8 to U18. 

Ladera Ranch Tennis is Ladera's official tennis program for beginners to seasoned players who want to take their game to a new level. 

Evolution Swim Club is primarily a competitive swim team for all ages that practices year-round, Monday through Friday, at Avendale Clubhouse.

Ladera Ranch Adult Soccer aims to foster community in Ladera Ranch through adult soccer programs conducted in a safe, fair, and fun environment. Games rotate weeknights at Cox Sports Park (turf field).

Ladera Ranch Softball (Men's League) is organized by Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS); this men’s league runs year-round, with games regularly scheduled at Cox Sports Park.