Welcome to the County of Santa Cruz Parks Department's Virtual Recreation and Resource Center
You'll find links to fun and educational activites for all ages including links to museums and parks, online fitness and wellness classes, indoor and outdoor activites, and other resources to keep us all active, connected, and informed throughout this health crisis. We at County Parks are committed to ensuring that our community has access to resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships, and continue to have extraordinary experiences.

Featured Activities:

Self-Guided Hike at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park!

San Lorenzo River Scavenger Hunt!

How to Start Birding!


Anti-Racism Resources

How to Talk to Your Kids About Anti-Racism: A List of Resources

Northern California Digital Library - Black Lives Matter Collection

Indoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Educational Resources

Indoor Fitness & Wellness

Virtual Field Trips & Exploration

Santa Cruz Virtual Library

Stay Connected

Stay Informed

Craft/Project of the Week

Visit this page often for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.


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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