Activity Guide | Summer 2023 | Santa Cruz County Parks

SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS 4/21 Sonic 2 @ Anna Jean Cummings Park-461 Old San Jose Rd., Soquel 5/19 Lightyear @ Aptos Village Park-100 Aptos Creek Rd., Aptos 6/23 Encanto @ Mesa Village Park-790 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville 7/14 Jurassic Park @ Highlands Park-8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond 8/11 Lego Batman Movie @ Anna Jean Cummings Park-461 Old San Jose SPLASH AROUND Looking for a great way to spend your holiday afternoon? Free community swim days at the Simpkins Family Swim Center will be sure to please the entire family. Come cool off, climb the wall, or just float about on a tube on the Free Swim Days, held on the 4th of July (7/4), Family Fun Day (7/29) and again on Labor Day (9/4). 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 this summer at camp! Santa Cruz County Parks offers something for everyone to enjoy: Summer Day Camps, exciting field trips and Summer Sports Camps. See pages 9-10. 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 at 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 the Santa Cruz County for different types of events. Visit us at to book your next event. AGENTS OF DISCOVERY Try out this fun and unique way of learning about and exploring Santa Cruz County Parks. Agents of Discovery is a FREE educational mobile game for families that uses augmented reality and location-based challenges to get people active and exploring outdoors. Download the app and complete our missions for great prizes! Visit for more information about parks, programs, and activities. THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PARKS

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