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Santa Cruz Mission SHP featured in new book.


Find nature- and park-themed gifts in our online ParkStore. All proceeds benefit local parks and beaches.


Updated book about Castro Adobe published! Get your copy today.


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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