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Sunrise to sunset
Small parking lot with ADA spaces available.
Jose Avenue Park in the Live Oak neighborhood has a covered pavilion picnic area available for reservation. The picnic area has a barbecue grill and nearby permanent restrooms. Jose Avenue Park features a skate park, community gardens, a basketball court, playground, public art, and abundant lawn area. This park has a lovely pedestrian bridge at the El Dorado St entrance that overlooks a creek.
Looking for a space to grow and nurture plants? County Parks has garden plots available in select parks!
Whether it’s fitness, tai chi, plein air painting or any other low impact outdoor recreational activity, County Parks offers various park sites for you to teach your outdoor classes.
Various neighborhood parks are available for special events. If you have a specific park in mind, please contact us.
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors established a Percent for Art Program applicable to County construction projects. As a result of the Board's decision, up to 2% of the construction costs for new buildings and parks can be allocated to place public artwork at the site.
Heron mosaics by Barbara Abbott and Sandra Whiting (1999).
We are working on gathering information about accessibility at all County parks and facilities.
Check back here soon for more information.
To learn about County Parks' commitment to accessibility and inclusion and find accessible County parks and facilities,
see our Accessibility & Inclusion page here.