About Us

Support Parks

There are many ways to support your County Parks! From donating to volunteering or teaching a class, County Parks deeply appreciates all contributions, big or small. Help us make our vision for Santa Cruz County a reality!

Save Our Slide "S.O.S." Campaign

Santa Cruz County Parks is making a splash for cash to raise funds for a new and improved waterslide at the Simpkins Family Swim Center! Let’s pool together funds and help build a fun and exciting addition to our swim center!

How to Give

The Santa Cruz County Parks Department welcomes and encourages donations to help maintain parks, support recreation programs, and fund capital improvement projects. No donation is too small and each and every gift is used to benefit our parks, programs, and activities.
Your contributions may be tax deductible. Santa Cruz County’s Federal Tax ID # is 94-6000534.

Gifts to Santa Cruz County Parks have helped support:
  • Park playground replacement
  • Recreation & learning enrichment programs
  • Volunteer programs
  • Swim lessons for underserved youth
Give Directly

To give to County Parks, please call us, visit us in person,
or send a check to the address below with the following form:

Santa Cruz County Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services
979 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Give to County Park Friends

Alternatively, donations to County Parks may be made through County Park Friends, which is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the County Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services Department. More information may be found on the
County Park Friends website.

More Ways To Support County Parks


Volunteering with County Parks is a great way to make a difference in your community, assist Parks staff in accomplishing a variety of projects, and meet new people!

Work With Us

We are always seeking community members to join our team to help us build on our successes and expand and maintain our excellent parks, programs, facilities and special events.

Commemorative Program

Whether it is a tree, bench, picnic table, or paver, the commemorative program allows you to create an intimate space in a county park while providing funds to support and enhance the department!

Contact Us


(831) 454-7901

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited.