2017 Activity Pamphlet

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Everyone will have a blast at this end-of-summer summer celebration, which will include with local craft beer, wine, great food (vegetarian options available), bbq pizza, Marianne's Ice Cream, games, music, and fun in the pool for adults, children, and your dog, too! Join Santa Cruz County Parks and the Animal shelter for the 3nd annual Parks & Rex "Pool Party" FUNdraiser on August 26 from 12-4 p.m, at the Simpkins Family Swim Center. All proceeeds will benefit County Parks youth programs and Animal Shelter programs.  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!

  • 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