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

Enjoy winter at Santa Cruz-area
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Looking for something to do? Check out our calendar of events here.

Thinking about making an end-of-year donation? Please consider Friends!

What do you love about our parks and beaches? Share on Facebook and Instagram (#thatsmypark).

Click here to view the 2014 Parks Update.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 1st

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk

Big Basin Redwoods State Park


Friday, February 6th

Basket Making Workshop: Learn how to make a basket with local pine needles!

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park


Saturday, February 7th

Hides & Tallow

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park