Winter/Spring 2024 Activity Guide

SPLASH AROUND Looking for a great way to spend your Memorial Day holiday? Join us for our free community swim day at the Simpkins Family Swim Center and bring the entire family. Come cool off or just float about on a tube on Monday, May 27th from 12-4pm. FULL MOON HIKE Come join us for a quiet exploration at Quail Hollow Ranch, under the moonlight. On this one-hour guided hike on the lower trails, you will search for critters and meander thorough the forest. Hikes available on 4/23 and again on 5/23. 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. SPECIAL EVENTS Check out special events including Spring Camp, Mad Hatter Tea Party. Glow Night and Pickleball classes on page 12. JOIN OUR TEAM We’re hiring Lifeguards, Parks Services Officers and Parks, Recreation & Cultural Service workers (Recreation Leaders). For more information and apply, visit 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. CAPITOLA MALL WALKING CLUB Walking is the most popular aerobic activity. Stroll by and meet friendly and supportive participants while you walk in a safe and protected environment indoors at the Capitola Mall. Be part of the movement and drop by the entrance to the food court. Mon., Wed., Fri., beginning at 9am! Visit for more information about parks, programs, and activities. THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PARKS FUN

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