Santa Cruz Parks - Activity Guide - Summer 2024

SUMMER FAMILY FUN Free Swim Days 5/27, 7/4, 9/2 from 12:30-4pm - Simpkins Family Swim Center Family Fun Day 6/29 DeLavega SC City Park National Night Out 8/6 – Pinto Lake County Park Parks & Rex 8/17 - Simpkins Family Swim Center Late Night “Glow Nights” 7/24 - Highlands Park HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS Floating Pumpkin Patch - 10/19 - Simpkins Family Swim Center Trunk or Treat – 10/25 - Live Oak Sheri† Headquarters HOWLoween Doggie Movie Date Night – 10/26 - Anna Jean Cummings GO FOR 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. WE'RE HIRING We’re hiring Lifeguards, Parks Services O–cers 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 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 di†erent types of events. Visit us at to book your next event. HOLIDAY MARKET Saturday, December 14th Live Oak Community Center at the Simpkins Family Swim Center UC MASTER GARDENERS' TEACHING AND DEMONSTRATION GARDEN Saturday, June 1, 2024 - Pinto Lake Come join us Opening Day! Tours, interactive activities for the whole family, a Public Information Table to help you with your gardening questions., Music and more will be part of our festivities. Everyone is welcome! Save the Date! Check the UC Master Gardener's website at for more detailed information before the event. Or stop by any Monday or Thursday after June 1 from 9 am to 12pm, to ask the Master Gardeners for advice. Visit for more information about parks, programs, and activities. THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PARKS FUN