Programs & Activities | 2019-2020 | Santa Cruz County Parks

Want to volunteer with Santa Cruz County Parks? We’d love to have you! Anyone can be- come a volunteer, whether as an individual, family, or part of a group! Volunteer for a one-day project or dedicate yourself to an on-going or long-term proj- ect. Please see page 37 for more information. Pictured: SLV Rotary Club volunteering at Quail Hollow Ranch. A wide variety of spe- cial events are offered by Santa Cruz County Parks, including at the Simpkins Family Swim Center. Take the Plunge, pick a pumpkin from the Floating Pumpkin Patch, bring your dog for a swim at the Parks & Rex Pool Party, and swim for FREE at one of the Community Swim Days. For these and other special events, please see page 23 and pages 26-29. Make a Difference - Volunteer! Explore Your Creative Side Parks Make Life Better - Free July Activities Have Some Fun at the Pool FUN THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PARKS! 2 Santa Cruz County Parks is pleased to offer surf lessons through the Surf School Concession- aire Program. You can learn to surf with per- mitted, professional, local surf schools: Club Ed, Richard Schmidt Surf School, and Surf School Santa Cruz. Please visit for more information. NEW for ages 8+ at Quail Hollow Ranch: Beginner Backpacking Camp. This overnight backpacking camp will provide families and individuals the chance to learn the basics of backpacking in a safe and nurturing environ- ment. Please see page 31 for more information about all of the summer day camps held at Quail Hollow Ranch. Learn to Surf Learn to Backpack Tap into your creative side with Art Studio 95003 (pg. 30),which offers young artists ages 6-12 a morning of drawing, painting, and other artsy exploration. Hear 2019 Artist of the Year Ellen Bass read her poetry and talk about how she makes her poems in a FREE Profile Per- formance on May 11. See page 24 for details. This July, join us at Santa Cruz County parks, beaches, trails, programs and at the Simpkins Family Swim Center to celebrate Parks Make Life Better Month - featuring an en- tire month of FREE activities for all ages. Challenge yourself to visit the more than 60 parks, beaches and coastal access points County Parks has to offer! De- tails and a calendar are on pages 26-27.

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