Santa Cruz County Parks | Fall 2023

HOLIDAY MARKET Stop by the Live Oak Community Center at the Simpkins Family Swim Center on Saturday, Decmber 2nd, 2023 and explore the unique fits for everyone on your list, including jewelry, hats, bags, textiles, ornaments, chocolates, soaps, art, candles, glass art and so much more! FLOATING PUMPKIN PATCH We’re putting a fun spin on the tradition of pumpkin-picking by creating a patch in the pool, just for you! In addition to pumpkins, plenty of other fun activities are planned for the day. This is a drop-in, rain or shine event; pre-registrations are not required. Saturday, October 21st from 12pm-4pm. TAKE A HIKE Many hiking opportunities can be found at Santa Cruz County Parks. For a more rustic hiking experience, head out to the Miller Family Park and enjoy the quiet majesty of the redwoods. Pinto Lake County Park and Anna Jean Cummings Park also boast beautiful hiking trails. GO TO CAMP Have some fun at camp! Santa Cruz County Parks offers something for everyone to enjoy on page 5. HIT THE BEACH From the pristine coast of north county to the long stretches of sandy beaches in south county, Santa Cruz County Parks offers breathtaking views and a variety of recreational opportunities. THROW A PARTY Want to throw a unique party? You’ll find just the right venue with County Parks. Many picnic areas can be reserved for your exclusive use, while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We have many locations throughout Santa Cruz County for different types of events. Visit us at to book your next event. HOWLOWEEN DOGGIE DATE NIGHT Looking for something fun to do this October? Come and join us for a fun evening with costume contests, food, beverages, adoptable dogs and more! We hope to see you on Saturday, October 28th 5pm at Anna Jean Cummings Park - 461 Old San Jose Rd. - Soquel. Movie starts at sunset. Doggie Date Night movie is Tim Burton's " The Nightmare Before Christmas" Visit for more information about parks, programs, and activities. THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PARKS FUN

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