Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

Flash Flooding Damages Wilder Ranch State Park: Support Needed

Screenshot of photos from Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks' Facebook post about Wilder Ranch flood damage. See below for full post.
This week's significant rainstorm caused flash flooding and damage to Wilder Ranch State Park. Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks seeks support for recovery efforts. 

Beautified Staircase to Santa Cruz Mission Now Open

The new mural on Mission Street.

For its 25th birthday, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park got a tile mosaic mural and a reopened staircase to the heart of downtown Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Mission SHP Turns 25

Completed portion of the tile mosaic mural at Santa Cruz Mission SHP.

The Mission Adobe celebrates 25 years as a California state park with a mosaic mural installation and the Mission Project Showcase.

Someone Please Help This Wall!

A mural contest to spruce up this retaining wall ends March 27.

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks is holding a mural design contest to spruce up the Mission Street wall at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Designs are due by 5pm on March 27.

Santa Cruz Mission Adobe

The Mission Adobe and courtyard in high summer. Friends of SC State Parks photo.

A jewel hidden in plain sight.

The 2015 Friends Holiday Sale

Give somebody this setup, and you might get invited to a party! Photo courtesy Miller Maxfield..

Make a serious dent in that Santa list of yours at the Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks ParkStore holiday sale, Dec. 4-6 at the Mission Adobe.

3rd Mole & Mariachi Festival

Six chefs will bring their best to the Mole & Mariachi Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, so festivalgoers would be wise to eat a small breakfast. Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks photo.

Year Three is a charm as the popular Mole & Mariachi Festival adds more musical acts and home chefs to the party at the Santa Cruz Mission Adobe.

Castro Adobe Receives Grant

Santa Cruz County's only two-story adobe house.

The Adobe has just received a generous $100k grant! What are they gonna do next?

Mylo Jenkins at The Mission Adobe

The members of Mylo Jenkins loitering around the Mission Adobe. Dan Kocher is second from right. Will he make personal history Saturday night? We'll have to see!   Photo courtesy Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.

Dan Kocher of the Americana band Mylo Jenkins talks about the Mission Adobe, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and why so much is riding on Saturday night's concert.

State Park Nonprofits Hope To Dust Bust Fire Road

Fire road at Nisene Marks State Park. Photo courtesy Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.

Efforts are underway to raise funds for bringing Dust Off to Nisene Marks State Park for the second time.