Make new Friends

The parks and their programs give us all the chance to experience the outdoors and all that lives there.

Friends is hiring!Friends patch

We are seeking a Finance Director, who is responsible for all financial matters of the organization, reports to and works closely with the Executive Director as well as partnering with other members of senior leadership and the Finance Committee to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Also, we are looking for State Parks Visitor Service Aides who would enjoy working with State Parks staff in the operations of the campground and day use areas at one of our beautiful State Parks. If you have considered a career in California State Parks, this is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of park operation knowledge and skills. Apply online.

Chefs, Artists and Sponsors needed for 2015 Mole & Mariachi Festival Mole-2015-color

We are now accepting applications for mole chefs, local artists and food vendors who would like to participate in the third annual Mole & Mariachi Festival, Sept. 19, 2015 at the Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park.

Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Visit the Mole & Mariachi page for more information, including how to contact us and how to apply.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 26th

Annual Wildflower Weekend

Rancho Del Oso Unit

11am to 4pm

Sunday, April 26th

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours

Wilder Ranch State Park

Weekends from 11am to 3 pm, tours of the ranch houses at 1pm

Sunday, April 26th

Redwood Loop Walk

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

11 am and 2 pm