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All County parks, beaches, and trails are open, including playgrounds and restrooms.
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Please see the following links for our most current schedules for Simpkins Family Swim Center
Lap Pool Schedule
Warm Water Pool Schedule
*Schedules are subject to change.
Facility Hours are 6:00am-7:30pm Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday and 9:00am -1:00pm Sunday. Please direct all questions relating to Simpkins Family Swim Center to County Parks Aquatics Staff- You can reach us by phone at 831-454-7960 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lap Swimming is available at Simpkins Swim Center whenever the facility is open. All swimming is drop-in. Please see links above to the most current schedule.
Please see links above to the current schedule of Open Swim, Rec Swim, and Low Stimulation swim hours in the Warm Water Pool.
Lifeguard training runs seasonally! Courses are a blend of virtual learning and in-person practical skills classes.
Join our team of certified lifeguards and head lifeguards! Check here to see if the Swim Center is hiring.
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.