Santa Cruz Mission

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.

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.

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

Friends volunteers are a big reason Santa Cruz's state parks are thriving.

Friends In Deed How the innovative nonprofit stepped up in a time of need to become a leading supporter of state parks in the Santa Cruz area and a model for partnership statewide.

Sweet Summertime at the Mission Adobe

The 190-year-old Mission Adobe overlooks downtown Santa Cruz.

Bring life, love and laughter to the Mission Adobe this summer with Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks' newly announced Summer Series. Enjoy cultural events, local artists and music, outdoor movies and a Mole and Mariachi festival all within the shadow of the adobe walls.