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Our diverse parks and beaches have something for everyone. Find your next adventure!
We are proud to announce the restoration of the Castro Adobe is complete! Friends has created a video celebrating the restoration process. Thank you!WATCH
More parking added! Big Basin Redwoods State Park is now open for limited day-use access. Reservations are required. Visitors also can arrive by bike.PLAN YOUR VISIT
Shop State Parks! Visit the ParkStore at Natural Bridges, Wilder Ranch, Seacliff, Santa Cruz Mission, New Brighton or online for thoughtful gifts and souvenirs.SHOP
Help tell the story of Castle Beach through the placement of beautiful and informative signs, as well as replacing the unique castle-shaped gate at the park’s entranceDONATE
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.I want to help!