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     2017 Activity Pamphlet

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

News & Announcements

Vendor applications for the 2017 Holiday Art & Craft Faire are due Oct. 13.  Please click HERE for more information and a downloadable application.

On Sunday, October 22 at the Simpkins Family Swim Center, we’re putting a fun spin on the tradition of pumpkin picking by creating a patch - in the pool, just for you! In addition to pumpkins, we've got plenty of other fun activities planned for the day, including games, prizes, music, popcorn, and pumpkin decorating. More info. HERE!

Santa Cruz County Parks Strategic Plan - We heard what you had to say! Thanks for being involved so far!  The Strategic Plan Community Meetings and online survey were a big step for the Parks Department: they helped us hear from people throughout the county about the things most important to them about what we do and what we provide. Based on this input, staff has begun drafting the elements of the Strategic Plan. For more information about the plan, please click HERE!

  • NEW - Beginning Spanish class at Aptos Park starts 10/3 - Register now! 
  • Melissa West's linolium block prints will be on exhibition August 15 through mid-October at the Simpkins Family Swim Center/Parks Dept. offices
  • Park Finder - County Parks & Coastal Access Points - click here for a map showing all County parks and amenities
  • Santa Cruz County Citizen Connect - report issues, register to vote, and much more!. Click here to download the app.

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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