This multi-use park at 2375 West Third Street, which has been named “A Place to Play”, opened in August, 2003. Santa Rosa Youth Soccer League had the honor of being the first user group to enjoy the park with three new grass soccer fields. Thanks to the Santa Rosa City Council and Staff and many volunteers for the tremendous effort involved in making this showcase park a priority for youth athletes and public enjoyment!
Phase 2 of the project included three additional grass soccer fields which opened in the fall of 2009.
Special Notice Regarding Noise at A Place to Play
While SRYSL is expected to be considerate of neighbors living near all fields, we must be especially aware of the Place to Play neighborhood. Rules established by the City of Santa Rosa as part of our user permit are as follows:
- Artificial noisemakers, PA systems, air horns, cowbells, drums, etc will not be allowed at any time
- Please make your team and spectators aware of the noise sensitivity
- Please respect play/practice time guidelines and do not begin early
Joe Belluzzo Plaque at Field #6
In January of 2010, several members of the Santa Rosa Youth Soccer League approached the Santa Rosa Board of Community Services with a request to honor the memory of Joe Belluzzo, Father of Santa Rosa Soccer, by naming a soccer field after him at A Place To Play. The Board voted and approved the request, a design was agreed upon and a plaque was purchased by the City of Santa Rosa.
On August 27th, 2011 at 11 am on a beautiful, sunny soccer morning – the community, Santa Rosa Youth Soccer League and the City of Santa Rosa held a dedication at Field #6 at the Place to Play complex to officially name the field the Joe Belluzzo Field. He popularized soccer in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County starting back in the early 1960’s and continued his dedication to the sport until he passed away in 2009 at the age of 90.
Place To Play Brick & Star Order Form
To purchase a Brick or Star for the Walk of Fame sidewalk, click here to view the Place to Place brochure and order form.