Friday Night Recess!

Cooper Street in Santa Cruz, between Front & Pacific Sts., will be closed off  for a FREE all-ages playground, featuring dodgeball, giant volleyball, badminton, cornhole, and a pop-up playground with huge building blocks and activity tables for kids!   

The fun continues as darkness falls and activities are illuminated with LED & glow elements.  Prizes will be awarded for the best light-up outfits in a contest at 8:00 p.m.  Also, be prepared for dancing in the street with tunes provided by a live DJ! 

Presented by Santa Cruz County Parks in collaboration with First Friday at the MAH.  

Event partners include Santa Cruz County Parks, the Museum of Art & History (MAH), the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery, and Santa Cruz City Parks.


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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 •