Seascape Park

Seascape Park is a six-acre park located along the bluff over Monterey Bay, adjacent to Seascape Resort. The park features a number of benches created by artist Mary Fuller. The benches are carved with images of local wildlife, and make a fine place to sit as you catch awesome views of Monterey Bay. The park […]

Seacliff Village Park

Seacliff Village Park (formerly called McGregor Park) is a 1.25-acre park that will be located at the corner of Sea Ridge Road and McGregor Drive, just outside of Seacliff Village in Aptos. Development of the park is planned to be done in two phases, and work is scheduled to begin in 2015. Phase One focuses […]

Willowbrook Park

Willowbrook Park is a 6.3 acre park located on Willowbook Drive, right on the border between Aptos and Soquel. It offers basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground, and a rest room. It is a favorite place for local Pickleball Players as well. See also: Willowbrook Park Web Page

Polo Grounds County Park

The Polo Grounds County Park is located on Huntington Drive in Aptos on the eastern side of Highway 1. The park is 62 acres in size, and has three baseball diamonds, three soccer fields, and abundant open space, with over 50 parking spaces available. Many local residents however access the park on foot via North […]

Nisene Marks Trail Work Day on October 12

The Advocates for the Forest of Nisene Marks invite you to a special trail work day Sunday October 12, 9:30-12:30. Volunteers should meet at the park entrance kiosk at 9:30 for coffee and treats. Each year State Parks requires the Advocates who build and install the bridges each spring to remove them by October 15, […]

New Park coming to Seacliff

The Santa Cruz Parks Department is planning to build a new county park on the parcel at McGregor Drive and Sea Ridge Road – it’s a plan that has been in the works for years, but is now apparently coming close to becoming reality. According to the Parks Department, they plan to break ground on […]

Hidden Beach Park

Hidden Beach Park is located at the end of Cliff Drive in Rio del Mar. It has a small parking lot, with only enough room for eight vehicles. It does have a port-a-potty for a rest room. It does have a path leading down to Hidden Beach. See also: Hidden Beach Park – county web […]

Aptos Village Park

Aptos Village Park is a hidden gem in the Santa Cruz county parks system. Unless you know it’s there, you’ll never see it, as it is tucked down below the road. It comprises 10 acres, with a very expansive, sunny flat meadow taking up much of the room. There’s no playground here, but there are […]

Aptos Jump Park and Pump Track

The Aptos Jump Park (aka the Post Office Jumps, or just “the post office”) and the Aptos Pump Track are yet another example of things that make Aptos special. The Aptos Jumps are world famous, as many mountain bikers travel from distant lands to come and practice and play on the jumps. And, many local […]

Aptos Parks and Recreation Overview

Welcome to the Aptos Parks and Recreation Overview page at AptosCommunityNews! Aptos is home to a large number of well-known and popular state and county parks. Among the most prominent are: New Brighton State Beach Seacliff Beach Park Rio del Mar Beach Beer Can Beach Seacliff Village Park Pot Belly Beach Forest of Nisene Marks […]