What's New

Restore trails at Lighthouse Field State Beach on Earth Day.


Find thoughtful nature-themed gifts in our Online ParkStore.


Pacific Migrations Visitor Center at New Brighton State Beach opens March 16th!


Assist with ongoing special projects, including the Wilder Ranch Farm Animal Program.


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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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