Parks And Recreation- Santa Cruz County, California
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In Santa Cruz County there is a great variety of activities for the
family and individuals. No matter what you enjoy doing there is
everything from an amusement park to mountain biking to skate parks.
Santa Cruz is known for its redwood trees and beaches. There are tons
of trails for hiking and bike riding in the Santa Cruz Mountains as
well as campgrounds. The climate and green landscapes offer a perfect
setting for a weekend BBQ at one of the many parks across the county.
Take a look at some of these parks and find out why people who come
here, stay here.
The bike park is located at 35 Pacific Avenue, across the street from
the entrance to the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf...Read
Over the years, the park has provided space for many activities--an
archery range, a National Guard Armory, a Boy Scout camp, the SPCA
animal shelter, a stage for outdoor entertainment, trails for hiking
and picnic grounds for sunny afternoons
The Mike Fox park is a 15,000 square foot park featuring full pipe, two
bowls with pool coping and tile, practice bowl and street course with
steps, hubba ledges, wall-rides and metal. The park is located at 225
San Lorenzo Blvd at Riverside Avenue. Limited on-site parking. Nearest
public parking at Laurel and Front Streets...Read
Natural Bridges State Beach is world-renowned for its yearly migration
of Monarch butterflies. Visitors can see thousands during the
butterflies' peak season. The best time to see Monarchs in the park is
usually from mid-October to late January. (Dates the butterflies arrive
and leave can vary widely from year to year...Read
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is the oldest state park in California.
It was acquired in 1902. The park has miles of trails, which serve
hikers and equestrians, link Big Basin to Castle Rock State Park and
the eastern reaches of the Santa Cruz range. The Skyline to the Sea
Trail threads its way through the park along Waddell Creek to the beach
and adjacent Theodore J. Hoover Natural Preserve, a freshwater marsh...Read
The Santa Cruz wharf, a storied fishing and commerce wharf that has
changed much, yet much remains the same. Various sea food eateries, the
usual tourist shops line it as well as whale watching and fishing
expeditions. Small boats can be rented for fishing as well as fishing
right off the wharf...Read
Frederick Street Park abuts the upper Santa Cruz yacht harbor. it is a pretty place with picnic areas and kids play apparattus. It is a place from which you can bike or walk down to the yacht harbor. On street parking as it is more of a neighborhood park. There is a grassy area to play frisbee or throw a ball or have small games of baseball or kick around a soccer ball.
See the Santa Cruz County School District map of the school districts in Santa Cruz County that your child may attend. Click on the plus + or minus - buttons to enlarge the map. Before making any decision on buying a home, call the school district to be sure your potential home is in the district you want. As schools face economic problems, some schools may close or the boundaries may have changed. You can contact the Santa Cruz County Office of Education at
831-476-7140 or visit www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/schools/public_schools_administration.html for the information on the website of the schools or districts and call the appropriate one.
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