What's New

We are proud to announce the restoration of the Castro Adobe is complete! Friends has created a video celebrating the restoration process. Thank you!


State parks and beaches are reopening but access may be limited.


Big Basin Redwoods State Park is currently closed due to storm impacts.


Shop the ParkStore online for Seacliff State Beach souvenirs featuring the iconic Michael Schwab Cement Ship image. All proceeds support local state parks and beaches.


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Our Mission, Our Passion

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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Nature Anatomy Sticker Books are lovely books filled to the brim with more than 750 nature stickers! Featuring the lovely artwork of Julia Rothman, author and illustrator of the beloved Nature Anatomy series. 🦋

Available at all ParkStores and the ParkStore Online - link in our bio.

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