2017 Activity Pamphlet

Register now for summer camps, classes, and swim lessons!

Meet the Staff

Santa Cruz County Parks strategic plan

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


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.

It's best to be prepared - get READY for wildfire with the CAL FIRE app!
Get SET by following the wildfire preparation checklist items so your family can be ready to GO when wildfire strikes.

Pledge to Plunge in to 2018 with Santa Cruz County Parks at the Simpkiins Family Swim Center on New Year’s Day from 10:30AM-12PM. Pledge to take the Plunge down the chilly water slide - proceeds from the Plunge will support the Parks Department’s Learn to Swim program. For more information or to participate, please speak with Swim Center staff, an Adult Fitness Coach, or a Water Aerobics Instructor.

Samuel Torres' photographs will be on exhibition through mid-January, 2018, at the Simpkins Family Swim Center/Parks Dept. offices.

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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) 454-7901 • PRCweb@santacruzcounty.us