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All County parks, beaches, and trails are open, including playgrounds and restrooms.
Map of All Parks in Santa Cruz County
Facility Hours are 6:00am-7:30pm Monday-Friday and 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Please direct all questions relating to Simpkins Family Swim Center to Swim Center Staff- You can reach us by phone at 831-454-7960 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop-in lap swimming is available all hours of facility operation! Reservations for lap swim are no longer required. Specific lane availability is subject to change. Please see the current Lap Swim Schedule.
The warm water pool is available for drop-in recreation and open swim throughout the day. Reservations are no longer required for use of the warm water pool. Warm Water Pool Schedule.
Join our team of certified lifeguards and head lifeguards! Check here to see if the Swim Center is hiring.
Training runs seasonally. Courses are a blend of virtual learning and in-person practical skills classes.
Registration is now open for before and afterschool programs at Mar Vista Elementary School and La Selva Beach Clubhouse.
Kreative Kids Preschool at Wilder Hall is open for registration.
Explore County Parks Virtual Recreation Center for a library of pre-recorded fitness classes, art classes and more!
There are no COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor class permits at this time. Restrictions are subject to change at any time.
There are no COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor ceremonies at this time. Restrictions are subject to change at any time.
Athletic fields and sports courts are available. There are no COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor use at this time. Restrictions are subject to change at any time.
All permits are available at this time. Restrictions are subject to change at any time.
Interested in volunteering with County Parks? Volunteer opportunities are subject to current County and State COVID-19 Guidelines. Please note, all volunteers receive project coordination, safety orientation, and materials needed for the specific project from the Santa Cruz County Parks Department prior to the start of their service.
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.