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State Parks is recruiting rangers and lifeguards. Apply by May 31!


Mole chefs, food & Mercado vendors, sponsors sought for 5th annual Mole & Mariachi Festival


Castro Adobe featured in Santa Cruz Style Magazine

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Sustaining the Legacy of State Parks and Beaches in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit sustaining the legacy of our state parks and beaches. Through an innovative partnership with California State Parks, and by leveraging local community support, Friends funds educational programs, visitor services and capital projects.

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