December 1, 2021
Holiday Sale Gift Guide, historic moment at Año Nuevo and more!
November 14, 2021
Help Reimagine Big Basin—Webinar Tuesday, November 16
November 10, 2021
Public Meeting Tonight!
November 3, 2021
Friends Annual Meeting and more!
October 30, 2021
The Adobe Series Flash Sale!
October 22, 2021
Reimagining Big Basin project: share park memories and more!
October 18, 2021
Help us furnish the Adobe Castro!
October 16, 2021
Wilder Ranch Flash Sale!!
October 8, 2021
Marbled Murrelet returns to Big Basin and more!
September 25, 2021
ICYMI — 20% off select Natural Bridges ends today!
September 24, 2021
SURPRISE SALE — 20% off select Natural Bridges merch today and tomorrow ONLY!
September 17, 2021
Say hello to the Wilder Ranch farm animals
September 3, 2021
New book chronicles epic effort to preserve Big Basin
August 28, 2021
FLASH SALE — 20% off select Nisene Marks merch this weekend only!
August 18, 2021
Friends Fire Fund Update
August 17, 2021
Big Basin: New Documentary shows regrowth one year after the fire
July 30, 2021
FLASH SALE — 20% off select Seacliff State Beach merch
July 23, 2021
Elephant seal viewing area reopens & Castro Tours available
July 14, 2021
VIRTUAL Event with Helen Macdonald, Vesper Flights, on July 18
July 9, 2021
Author talk, State Parks events and more on tap in July!
June 25, 2021
Iconic 'That's My Park' art series by Michael Schwab marks 15 years
June 11, 2021
Find New Adventure at local state parks and beaches
May 28, 2021
ParkStores reopen at Seacliff, Natural Bridges & Santa Cruz Mission!
May 14, 2021
The Gerbera Festival is back, drive-through style & parks are reopening!
April 23, 2021
Spring is shining in local state parks and beaches
April 9, 2021
Spring is here — State Parks jobs available, wildflowers blooming and more!
March 26, 2021
Kids2Parks field trip registration opens April 1
March 12, 2021
Beach wheelchair inventory doubles at local state beaches!
February 26, 2021
Work in State Parks! Friends is hiring!
February 12, 2021
State Parks campgrounds reopen
January 22, 2021
Big Basin begins to heal
December 31, 2020
Start 2021 in nature with a redwood hike or beach walk
December 22, 2020
A bright spot in 2020: Our state parks and beaches
December 18, 2020
Thank You & Happy Holidays
December 4, 2020
Holiday Sale happens this weekend!
November 30, 2020
Members Only: Don't miss the ParkStore Online Holiday Sale — 30% off!!
November 20, 2020
Parks reopen & annual Holiday Sale moves online
November 6, 2020
Monarch butterfly fields trip go virtual and sunset season is back!
October 23, 2020
Holiday shopping starts now with #ShopSantaCruz2020!
October 9, 2020
Wildfire recovery begins in State Parks, PORTs offers distance learning support
September 20, 2020
Friends Fire Fund begins dispersing funds; Castro Adobe adds fire suppression system
September 2, 2020
Support the Friends Fire Fund; Santa Cruz County beaches closed this weekend
August 31, 2020
Please support the Friends Fire Fund
August 20, 2020
Many State Parks closed due to wildfire
August 7, 2020
Enter #StateParksStaycation photo contest; plus updates on the Castro Adobe and Pigeon Point Light Station
July 24, 2020
#Staycation2020: Fresh Air, Great Spaces, Close to Home
July 10, 2020
Amazing birds, virtual Junior Rangers and more!
July 2, 2020
Have a safe and socially-distanced Fourth of July weekend
June 25, 2020
VIRTUAL Event with Jennifer Ackerman, The Bird Way
June 5, 2020
New Tribute Table program launched — honor a loved one today!
May 15, 2020
Our ParkStore Online is restocked with educational toys, seeds and PUZZLES!
May 1, 2020
ParkStore Online Reopens!
April 17, 2020
Pledge to #FlattenTheCurve
March 27, 2020
Social Distancing and State Parks
February 27, 2020
Connect to local history at state park and beaches
February 13, 2020
Bundle up and find your State Parks adventure!
January 30, 2020
February means fun in our local state parks and beaches – Get ready!
January 9, 2020
RSVP for Shadowbrook dinner, mark your calendar for Backpacking Program signups and Castro open house events!
December 19, 2019
How to see the elephant seals, dine at Shadowbrook for Friends and go backpacking in the parks!
December 12, 2019
We Love Our Parks! 2019 Parks Update
December 5, 2019
Shop with Friends this Holiday Season!
November 21, 2019
Redwoods and Our Changing Climate
November 7, 2019
Celebrating our Castro Adobe stewards
October 24, 2019
Friends publishes a new book, garden volunteers needed, Seacliff offers a new game, and more!
October 10, 2019
Mark the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake with State Parks events
September 26, 2019
Pigeon Point State Historic Light Station to be restored
September 13, 2019
Taquitos Gabriel's, El Jardin win top honors at Mole & Mariachi Festival
September 6, 2019
7th Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival is on Saturday!
August 22, 2019
New entrance opens at Castle Rock State Park
August 8, 2019
Light up the weekend at the Castro Adobe open house this weekend!
July 25, 2019
Keep summer rolling with exciting hiking adventures and new volunteer opportunities at a Friends' state beach.
July 12, 2019
New Seacliff merch out just in time for summer fun with Friends
June 27, 2019
Celebrate safely this Fourth of July!
June 13, 2019
It's time for tacos at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park!
May 24, 2019
Celebrate the SS Palo Alto on June 1st at Seacliff State Beach
May 9, 2019
International Migratory Bird Day Soars into Natural Bridges State Beach
April 18, 2019
Mark your calendars for the Cement Ship Centennial Celebration at Seacliff State Beach
April 4, 2019
Spring is here! Celebrate at the Coastal Wildflower & Earth Day Festival
March 21, 2019
Share your favorite Cement Ship photos to celebrate the S.S. Palo Alto's 100th anniversary
March 7, 2019
Join us for 'Luck o' the Castros' on Sunday, an open house at Castro Adobe State Historic Park
February 22, 2019
Update: Nisene Marks Backcountry is Closed
February 21, 2019
It's Waterfall Season at Local State Parks
February 7, 2019
Monarchs need your help — join us at the Migration Festival on Saturday!
January 24, 2019
Find your State Parks adventure here
January 10, 2019
Participate with State Parks: Plan new trails, volunteer or just go tide pooling!
December 27, 2018
Begin 2019 with hikes, elephants and more!
December 3, 2018
Shop the ParkStore Holiday Sale for great gift ideas
November 15, 2018
Join us for Castro events today and Saturday
October 25, 2018
Please VOTE, join us to chronicle the history of the Castro Adobe and more!
October 11, 2018
Seasons are changing at State Parks
September 27, 2018
Dig into great events at local State Parks
September 13, 2018
Back to the books: We have two great events coming up!
August 23, 2018
It's all happening at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
August 9, 2018
It's all happening at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
July 26, 2018
Have you visited a State Park or Beach lately?
July 12, 2018
Visit the Castro Adobe this weekend!
June 28, 2018
Pop-Up Picnics, Castro Book Launch, & Your Support for the Mole & Mariachi Festival!
June 14, 2018
PopUp Picnics are back at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
May 24, 2018
Get tickets now for Libro Castro, and mark your calendar for the Mole & Mariachi Festival
May 10, 2018
Archaeology, Migration and Moms celebrated in State Parks this weekend
April 26, 2018
Get tickets now for the 'Libro Castro' stewardship party!
April 12, 2018
Save the Date: 'Libro Castro' fundraising party and book launch
March 29, 2018
Friends and State Parks launch new school field trip program
March 8, 2018
Save the date for an Earth Day restoration at Lighthouse Field!
February 22, 2018
Support parks with new Pennies for Parks program and more!
February 8, 2018
Make your way to the Migration Festival and more!
January 25, 2018
Castro Open House events begin and more!
January 11, 2018
Become a Docent at Wilder Ranch State Park and more!
December 28, 2017
Start 2018 off right with a First Day Hike and more!
November 30, 2017
Get up to 30% off at ParkStore Holiday Sale this weekend!
November 13, 2017
Dine at Shadowbrook and Support Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
November 9, 2017
Generous In Memoriam Gift Benefits Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail and More News
October 19, 2017
Shadowbrook Fundraiser, Archaeology Demonstration, Heritage Harvest Festival on Tap
October 5, 2017
Welcome Back Monarchs Day, Natural Bridges Photo Exhibit & More
September 21, 2017
Mole & Mariachi Winners, Park Events & More!
September 7, 2017
Mole & Mariachi Festival this Saturday, Envirotokens & Founder's Day Celebration at Big Basin
August 24, 2017
Mole & Mariachi Heats Up, History Comes to Life & Grizzly Bears Take Over Rancho Del Oso
August 10, 2017
Summer PopUp Picnics in the Park at Santa Cruz Mission Wrap Up in August
July 27, 2017
Tour the Pacific Migrations Visitor Center at New Brighton State Beach
July 13, 2017
Join us for a Wild Animal Book Talk at Natural Bridges State Beach
June 26, 2017
Wild Animal Book Talk with Tai Moses
June 22, 2017
Join us for PopUp Picnic in the Park, Sidewalk Sale this week!
June 8, 2017
Join us for the annual Gerbera Festival at Kitayama Brother Farms
May 25, 2017
Tickets still available for party at Castro Adobe State Historic Park
May 12, 2017
History comes to life at State Parks
April 20, 2017
Spring Action at Castro Adobe, Seacliff, New Brighton & More
April 6, 2017
Spring into great events at local State Parks
March 23, 2017
Get involved at Castro Adobe State Historic Park
March 9, 2017
Volunteer with Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
February 23, 2017
Castro news, job opportunities and a new State Parks license plate
February 9, 2017
Play, Volunteer or Work in State Parks
January 26, 2017
Storms Impact State Parks and Beaches
January 12, 2017
Start 2017 Off Right by Enjoying Local State Parks and Beaches
December 22, 2016
Thanks for a Great Year!
December 8, 2016
Festivities Abound at State Parks This Month
December 1, 2016
Get 20-30% Off at the ParkStore Holiday Sale — This Weekend Only!
November 29, 2016
Support Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks on #GivingTuesday
November 17, 2016
Join Us for History Events at State Parks
November 3, 2016
It's Time for Autumn Adventures in State Parks
October 13, 2016
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks endorses Measure D
September 29, 2016
Fireworks, Monarchs & History Events Keep State Parks Busy This Fall
September 9, 2016
Ole! Come to the Mole & Mariachi Festival Saturday!
September 1, 2016
Mole & Mariachi Festival Raffle Tickets On Sale Now
August 11, 2016
Visit a State Park or Beach this weekend — there's a lot to do!
July 28, 2016
Friends launches new website and more!
July 14, 2016
Author/Illustrator to host Tidepool Book Talk at Natural Bridges State Beach
July 7, 2016
Come to a Castro-themed campfire at Sunset State Beach and more!
June 23, 2016
Lunch at Santa Cruz Mission, Author and Illustrator comes to Natural Bridges and more!
June 9, 2016
Castro Adobe pops up in Santa Cruz, Friends takes over Instagram and more!
May 27, 2016
Mole & Mariachi Festival date announced, concerts begin at New Brighton State Beach and more!
May 12, 2016
Join us for Spring Celebrations
April 26, 2016
New Leaf Community Market Envirotoken voting is open — Please support Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
April 21, 2016
Mission Mural, Wildflowers, Castro Open House and More!