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Food Trucks at 701 Ocean St. and Emeline Ave.      


Meet the Staff 


Park Finder - County Park facilities & coastal acess points - map and amenities 


My Santa Cruz County - report issues, register to vote, and more!  


County of Santa Cruz strategic plan - “Vision Santa Cruz County” 







News & Announcements


Holiday Art & Craft  Faire - Vendors Wanted!

The event will be held on Dec. 7 from 10AM-4PM at the Simpkins Family Swim Center Community Room. Interested in being a vendor at this event? Applications are due Oct. 11.


Parks & Rex POOL PARTY! 

August 24, 12-4PM at the Simpkins Family Swim Center. Everyone will have a blast at this end-of-summer summer celebration for the whole family, including your dog! Tickets now available.







Sandra Cherk's pastel paintings are on exhibition at the Simpkins Family Swim Ctr./Parks Department office through Oct. 2.




Dia de los Muertos Festival & 5K/3K


Construction of Chanticleer Park - Phase I - Phase I Construction is underway at Chanticleer Park. See construction camera with current images here.


County Parks Strategic Plan - Learn what’s in the plan and how it got there, and why this plan matters to YOU!    





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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) 454-7901PRCweb@santacruzcounty.us