Click here to browse the 2019 Activity Pamphlet

Meet the Staff 


Park Finder - County Park facilities & coastal acess points - map and amenities 


Santa Cruz County Citizen Connect - report issues, register to vote, and more!  .


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







News & Announcements


Thank you to K&D Landscaping for generously donating their time and resources to beautify the landscaping at Aptos Village Park.



Sunday, July 14th, 2019 - Love in the Hollow is sponsored by County Clerk and Santa Cruz County Parks. Weddings will be held every half hour.  Reserve your ceremony online at sccoclerk.com or call 831-454-2060. 





Sophie Webb's acrylic paintings will be on exhibition at the Simpkins Family Swim Center/Parks Dept. office  through May 27, 2019.


Construction of Chanticleer Park - Phase I - Phase I Construction is underway at Chanticleer Park. See construction camera with current images here: https://public.earthcam.net/tJ90CoLmq7TzrY396Yd88CNEb3oks-EIQ7cORQWB0XI


Live Oak Library Annex at the Simpkins Swim & Community Center - next meeting: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Live Oak Elementary School Multipurpose Room.


County Parks Strategic Plan - Learn what’s in the plan and how it got there, and why this plan matters to YOU!    





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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) 454-7901PRCweb@santacruzcounty.us