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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

Saturday, November 1st

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Wilder Ranch State Park


Saturday, November 1st

Mission Cooking Demonstration

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

1:00 to 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 1st

Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park