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State Parks Annual Passes extended three months! Find your new expiration date.

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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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Wish it was a little sunnier yesterday, oh well! ⛅️ #goodmorning #nature #photography #august #naturephotography #thatsmypark #landscape #love #beautiful #instagood #naturelovers #summer #photographer #sky #iphone #photooftheday #view #naturalbridges #naturalbridgestatepark #santacruz #beach #photo #ocean #sea #views #explore #california ...

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Happy #NationalLighthouseDay!⁣

What's your favorite memory of Pigeon Point Lighthouse? Or, if you haven't been here yet, what are you looking forward to most?⁣

#pigeonpoint #lighthouse #castateparks #thatsmypark #lightupthefuture
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It's a great time to rediscover local state parks and beaches, full of fresh air and great spaces, and so close to home! Link in bio for more. #StateParksStaycation #thatsmypark #staylocal #staycation2020 #wearamask ...

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