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

See you at the 7th annual Gerbera Festival at Kitayama Brothers

Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growersunspecified-1 12.47.43 PM Open House Tour presents the 7th annual Kitayama Brothers Farms Gerbera Festival, a benefit for Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. Activities will include:
• Kitayama greenhouse tours
• Flower arranging demonstrations
• Wine tasting featuring Storrs Winery & Vineyards
• Tamale tasting competition
• Farmer’s Market featuring locally grown produce and flowers
• Potted Gerbera plants and dozens of cut flowers for sale
• Children’s activities

Kitayama Brothers Farms at 481 San Andreas Road, Watsonville, next to Sunset State Beach. Learn more at

Attend a special Heritage Talk at the Castro Adobe

B Haener Photo 1 CA bit spur displayFriends of Santa Cruz State Parks will host a Vaquero Heritage Tack Talk led by noted historians Griff Durham and Bruce Haener, at Castro Adobe State Historic Park, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 25. The talk begins at 1:30 p.m., and the fundraiser event also includes a tour of the park and refreshments. Cost is $25-$100 (attendees choose the amount of their donation). RSVP by calling 831-429-1840 or email.




Upcoming Events

Monday, June 27th

Campfire Programs

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

7 p.m., program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, June 27th

Junior Rangers

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

3 p.m.

Monday, June 27th

Big Basin Nature Club

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

4:30 p.m.