Directions & Parking

Parking at WRP

  • UCSC parking permits are required for the Westside Research Park located at 2300 Delaware Avenue in Santa Cruz from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily; no permits are required on administrative holidays. The following UCSC permit types are valid in Lot 301 (the south lot closest to Delaware Avenue):

  • "A" permits (faculty and staff)

  • "B" permits (graduate students)

  • "MC" permits (Motorcycle)

  • "N" permits (faculty, staff, grad students valid after 3:30pm)

  • There are also four twenty-minute parking spaces. "R" and "C" permits are not valid at this location. On-street parking continues to be free at this location, which is also served by Santa Cruz Metro routes 20 and 22

  • Departments expecting visitors to the Westside Research Park can provide a departmental guest permit (please visit TAPS for more info), or visitors may also use ParkMobile in Lot 301 for $2.50/hour or $10/day plus a $0.35 transaction fee.

For more information regarding parking guidelines and locations for the UC Santa Cruz main campus, please go here.

Directions via CA-17 S

  • Head south on CA-17 S (1.1 mi.)

  • Keep right to continue on CA-1 N (1.1 mi.)

  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto CA-1 N/Mission Street (2.0 mi.)

  • Turn left onto Western Drive (404 feet)

  • Turn right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Ext. (256 feet)

  • Turn left onto Natural Bridges Drive (0.3 mi.)

  • Destination will be on your right, 2300 Delaware Avenue

Directions via CA-1 S

  • Upon nearing Santa Cruz continue heading east on CA-1 S

  • Turn right onto Western Drive (404 feet)

  • Turn right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Ext. (256 feet)

  • Turn left onto Natural Bridges Drive (0.3 mi.)

  • Destination will be on your right, 2300 Delaware Avenue

Directions via CA-1 N

  • Upon nearing Santa Cruz continue heading west on CA-1 N

  • Use left 2 lanes to merge onto CA-1 N/CA-17 S/Santa Cruz Hwy toward Santa Cruz/Half Moon Bay

  • Keep right to continue on CA-1 N to Natural Bridges (4.5 mi.)

  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto CA-1 N/Mission Street (2.0 mi.)

  • Turn left onto Western Drive (404 feet)

  • Turn right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Ext. (256 feet)

  • Turn left onto Natural Bridges Drive (0.3 mi.)

  • Destination will be on your right, 2300 Delaware Avenue