2018 Activity Pamphlet

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Meet the Staff 


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


Join Santa Cruz County Parks Department, the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation, the City of Watsonville, and Boys & Girls Clubs Of Santa Cruz County CA for a an epic FREE family fun day! Activities include inflatable obstacles courses, oversized board games, a pop-up playground, food truck, and a beer/wine garden, as well as aquatic fun at the Simpkins Family Swim Center - swim, swoosh down the water slide, enjoy stand-up paddleboards, and scale the climbing wall in the water! 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.


FREE Family Movie Night - "Jumanji" - August 23 at Heart of Soquel County Park.  Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. (or dusk). Low back chairs, blankets and jackets recommended. No alcohol, please. Come early (6:30 p.m.) and bring a picnic to enjoy, or partake in some light fare provided by some of the neighboring restaurants (limited quantity). Click HERE for more information including participating restaurants, parking, and other important info.


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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Upcoming Activities

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