Active Adults

At Santa Cruz County Parks, we care about the needs and interests of adults and seniors. Join us for a wide range of programs and activities that connect you to others and enhance your wellness! Choose from a variety of rich and exciting activities including classes, trips, volunteer opportunities and more!

Aquatic Fitness Programs

Interested in taking a class, developing your swim technique, drop-in water polo or exploring new aquatic activities? Simpkins Family Swim Center offers various programs for swimmers of all ages and abilities! Learn More

Dance Classes

Learn the moves of east coast swing, salsa, and line dancing! Register

Fitness at the Park

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for active adults' who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes anaerobic conditioning and stretching segments. Register

Mall Walking Program

Walk for health, fitness, and fun. Meet friendly, supportive people and walk in a safe, protected environment. Learn More & Register

Outdoor Education & Environmental Interpretation

Santa Cruz County Park's outdoor education programs engage community members in Santa Cruz County's coastal redwood forests, meadows, and streams! Activities include gardening classes, guided hikes, and more! Learn More and Register

Stretch Class

This class consists of carefully coordinated stretches, both seated and standing. The class is held as part of the Mall Walking Program and is included in the annual Mall Walking fee. Non-members may drop-in for $5 per class.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an enjoyable exercise that consist of slow continuous whole-body movements combined in a form. Register

Trips for Adults

County Parks offers a wide variety of trips for adults! Past trips have included SF Giants games, Chardonnay II Cruise, Museum Tours, Wine Tasting, Golden Gate Park, destination vacations and more! Learn More or Register for a Day Trip.

Volunteer Programs

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

Virtual Recreation

County Park's Virtual Recreation Center has a library of pre-recorded fitness and wellness classes taught by local instructors! Classes include pilates, qigong, dance, sound healing and more! Explore the Virtual Recreation Library

Contact Us


(831) 454-7901 (General)

(831) 454-7941 (Registrations)

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

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