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Painting Raffle!

This watercolor of the Wilder Ranch Victorian – painted in the 1970s by Marilyn Simandle shortly after the State Park was acquired – wilder.paintingwill be raffled off to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Wilder Ranch State Park and benefit the Paint the Victorian Fund. The painting was donated to Friends by a generous supporter from Washington state.

Tickets are $10 each; only 500 will be sold until 12/13/14. Tickets can be purchased, and packets of tickets to sell, can be acquired by contacting Elizabeth Shilling at 831-239-6012 or Tax deductible contributions to Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, designated to the “Paint the Victorian Fund,” are gratefully accepted.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 30th

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours

Wilder Ranch State Park

Weekends from 11:00am-3:00pm, tours of the ranch buildings weekends at 1:00pm

Sunday, November 30th

Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park


Sunday, November 30th

Redwood Loop Walk

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm AND Friday, November 28 at 11 am and 2 pm