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Thanks for attending the Mole & Mariachi Festival! Click through to find out who won the mole competition


School's back in session. Time to sign up for a field trip to a local state park or beach!


The new entrance at Castle Rock State Park is now open. Explore new trails and enjoy new amenities!


The "Cement Ship" celebrated her 100th birthday this June. Find commemorative merchandise at the Seacliff ParkStore.


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Our local parks and beaches: thriving and available to all!

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is a vital partner with California State Parks, creatively working to ensure our cherished local parks and beaches are thriving and available to all. Friends’ innovative and collaborative community partnership provides support and investment for education, equity and inclusion, conservation, facilities improvements, historic preservation and cultural events.

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