Seacliff Village Park Groundbreaking

It’s finally happening – Seacliff Village Park will soon become a reality! The public is invited to attend the Seacliff Village Park groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, August 3rd from 10 AM until 12 noon. The ceremony is to be held at the park site at the corner of McGregor Drive and Sea Ridge Road in […]

Castro Adobe Receives $100,000 Grant

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends), a local nonprofit serving 32 state parks and beaches in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties, announced it has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, to fund the ongoing restoration of the Castro Adobe State Historic […]

Castro Adobe to Open this Summer

The famous Castro Adobe in Larkin Valley will be held open for three weekends this summer. The Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks will be holding the home open to visitors on June 12th and 13th, July 10th and 11th, and August 14th and 15th. The Adobe will be open on each of those days […]

Help Dust Off the Nisene Marks Fire Road

The Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks have announced that they are working with the Advocates for the Forest of Nisene Marks and California State Parks to help keep the dust off the Nisene Marks fire road. Last year the Forest of Nisene Marks Advisory Committee, comprised of the three organizations, worked to fund the […]

British Soccer Comes to Aptos

British Soccer Comes to Aptos this summer! The Aptos Soccer Club is hosting British Soccer, which kicks off June 8th and runs for the week to June 12th, and also from August 3rd to 7th. Each child will be coached by a British soccer coach flown to the USA exclusively to work on this program. […]

Restrooms for the Polo Grounds

The Polo Grounds Regional Park is used by hundreds of families from Aptos and throughout Santa Cruz county. Countless baseball and soccer games are held in this park, and for years now, there haven’t been proper restrooms for the Polo Grounds.  The only facilities available have been some chemical “port-a-potty” toilets. Parents or children needing something cleaner […]

Sandman Triathlon Returns for Its 30th Year

The Sandman Triathlon returns for its 30th year this summer! The Sandman Triathlon is a fundraiser for the Santa Cruz State Parks Lifeguard Association held at Seacliff State Beach.  This year, the race will be held on Sunday, August 2nd at 8:00 AM. The Sandman Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event.  It begins with a […]

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 […]

Pot Belly Beach

Pot Belly Beach is located between Seacliff State Beach and New Brighton State Beach, on the border of Aptos and Capitola. The beach is partly privately owned (up to the high tide water mark, anyway), with a number of multi-million dollar homes built right up on the sand. As this is mostly a private beach, […]