2018 Activity Pamphlet

Browse the 2018 Activitiy Pamphlet
by clicking on the image above.
Register NOW for summer camps, classes, & swim lessons!

Meet the Staff

Santa Cruz County Parks strategic plan

Park Finder - County Park facilities & coastal acess points - click here for a map of parks and amenities.

Santa Cruz County Citizen Connect - report issues, register to vote, and more!. Click here to download the app.

County of Santa Cruz strategic plan - “Vision Santa Cruz County” 

News & Announcements


Bear Creek Founding Families Fundraiser - Saturday, June 23 from 1-5PM. $25 for adults; kids Free! Come swim, enjoy a BBQ by Casa Nostra ($10) and beer/wine ($6) , bid on amazing silent auction items, and dance to live music by Carry & the Soul Shakers!  More info. HERE.


Free Community Swim - July 4, 12-4PM at the Simpkins Family Swim Center.


Friday Night Recess - July 6, 5-9PM. Come out and play with us in the street! Cooper Street in downtown Santa Cruz will be closed off for a FREE all-ages playground, featuring dodgeball, hopscotch, tetherball, cornhole, and a pop-up  playground with huge building blocks!  Groove to free music by a live DJ. Grab a bite and sip some drinks at Abbott Square Market. Explore three floors of exhibitions for free at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. More info. HERE!


Janette Sargent-Hamill's encaustic/mixed-media works will be on exhibition at the Simpkins Family Swim Center/Parks Dept. offices through July 26.


The May & June 2018 Quail Hollow Ranch Activity Brochure is now available HERE!


COUNTY PARKS STRATEGIC PLAN - Learn what’s in the plan and how it got there, and why this plan matters to YOU!   Please click HERE for more information, including downloadable documents. 


Chanticleer Park Legacy Program - help build Santa Cruz County's first inclusive playground by dedicating a plaque on a bench, tree, or picnic table at Chanticleer County Park.  More info. HERE.



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Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831) 454-7901 • PRCweb@santacruzcounty.us