Permits & Reservations

Other Park Permits & Programs

Whether you are interested in renting a garden plot, boarding your horse, donating a commemorative memorial or more,
County Parks has many ways for you to get intimately involved with your parks.

Due to COVID-19, information on this page is subject to change.
Please check for updates.

Adopt-A-Park, Beach, or Trail

Do you have a favorite County Park or Beach?
Individual volunteers or volunteer groups may adopt a park, natural area, beach, or sections of paved/natural trails. Responsibilities include park beautification, reporting park or trail needs, installing and monitoring bird nesting boxes, and other environmental projects.

To inquire, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at margaret.ingraham@santacruzcounty.us.

Commemorative Program

County Park's Commemorative Program offers a unique opportunity to honor a loved one, celebrate a milestone, or demonstrate your community support! Whether it is a tree, bench, picnic table, or paver, the commemorative program can create an intimate space in a County Park while providing funds to support and enhance the department!
Please note that all ocean view commemoration is full.
To apply or join the waitlist, see the forms below.

Cross Country

Is your running event or cross country team interested in using County Park trails? County Parks offers trail usage at several parks including Pinto Lake County Park and Anna Jean Cummings Park.
To request usage of trails for your group, see the form below.

Garden Plot Rental

Looking for a space to grow and nurture plants? County Parks has garden plots available in select parks! These annual rentals include water access and garden tool storage. All participating parks have ADA plot options.
Please note that all garden plots are currently filled.
To join the waitlist, see the form below.

Horse Boarding at Quail Hollow Ranch

County Parks offers an opportunity to rent one of the twelve horse stalls at the historic Quail Hollow Ranch located in Felton, California. Nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this 300-acre historic horse ranch and nature preserve is home to 15 unique habitats, 4.5 miles of equestrian trails and a large arena.
Please note that all horse stalls are currently full.
To join the waitlist, see the form below.

Sport Courts

Is your small group or team interested in using County Park sport courts?
County Parks offers pickleball and tennis court reservation at several parks.

To reserve a court for your group, see the form below.

Surfing

Whether you are a beginner surfer or a seasoned pro, County Parks offers special opportunities to enhance your experience at County beaches! County Parks offers surf contest permits across the county and surf lessons through our surf school concessionaire program at Pleasure Point and the Hook!

To learn more, visit our Surfing page.

Contact Us

Phone:

(831) 454-7938

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited as most staff members are working remotely.