2017 Activity Pamphlet

Register now for summer camps, classes, and 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

Holiday Art & Craft Faire - December 2, 10AM-4PM at the Simpkins Swim Ctr. - FREE parking & admission. - Shop locally and support local artists!  A wide variety of high-quality, handmade art and crafts will be showcased at the annual Holiday Art and Craft Faire! Shoppers will find one-of-a-kind items created by local Santa Cruz County artists. Come on by to find that perfect last-minute gift, or something for yourself!

Attention Artists! Want to have your artwork seen by thousands of people and brighten the hallways of the Santa Cruz County Government Center? Applications are now being accepted for local artists and craftspeople to show their artwork in 2018 at the Government Center. Artwork will be displayed on the walls and in glass cases on the 1st and 5th floors.  Applications are due December 4.  More info. and the application can be found HERE.

Community Meeting - 12/9, 10-11AM at Pinto Lake County Park - learn about the proposed NEW Bike Pump Track!

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.

Samuel Torres' photographs will be on exhibition through mid-January, 2018, at the Simpkins Family Swim Center/Parks Dept. offices.

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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