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Our Mission, Our Passion

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 has provided millions of dollars of funding for educational programs, visitor services and capital projects.

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