2017 Activity Pamphlet

The 2018 Activitiy Pamphlet will be available March 19.

Registrations for summer camps, classes, and swim lessons starts 3/26!

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

The Simpkins Family Swim Center has once again been awarded the Santa Cruz Sentinel Readers Choice Award for BEST SWIMMING INSTRUCTION in Santa Cruz County!  Santa Cruz County Parks has been offering our award-winning swim lessons since the swim center opened 20 years ago. Swimming is a life skill that can evolve into a lifelong activity or prevent a drowning – we are proud to help our community learn to swim and maintain a healthy lifestyle year-round!

David Fleming's paintings will be on exhibition through mid-March at the Simpkins Family Swim Center/Parks Dept. offices.

Installation of solar arrays at the Swim Center and other County facilities has begun!  Funded through Clean Renewable Energy Bonds, the $7.4 million project will reduce County government's carbon footprint even further, while providing jobs and freeing up millions of dollars over the next twenty years for other needed projects and services. Click HERE for the press release about this project.

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.

The January & February 2018 Quail Hollow Ranch Activity Brochure is now available HERE!


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Upcoming Activities

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