Make new Friends

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

Enjoy fall at Santa Cruz-area
State Parks and Beaches


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).

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 donate
d to Friends by a generous supporter from Washington state. Tickets are $10 each; only 500 will be sold until 12/13/14.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 2nd

Discover Big Basin!

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

12:00 noon

Saturday, November 8th

Volunteer with the Trail Crew! (You must be 18 years or older)

Big Basin Redwoods State Park


Saturday, November 8th

Wildflower Hike

Rancho Del Oso Unit

10:00 am