Santa Cruz County Local News: Parks & Recreation


All Local Parks & Recreation News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/13/2024
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Following the devastation of the CZU Fire, you have an opportunity to join the historic process of shaping the future of the oldest State Park in California.

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02/11/2024
Forbes Advisor experts have compiled a list of the 50 best places to travel.

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02/06/2024
California State Parks has recommended $6.7 million for seven local nonmotorized trail projects in various cities, including Galt and Gilroy.

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02/03/2024
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It is said that there are more opinions than people in Santa Cruz County, and the Rail and Trail project has not only spanned decades, it swarms with opinions, ideas, and contradictions.

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02/01/2024
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More than 60% of respondents said West Cliff Drive should be one-way and ranked driving as a lower priority than walking, cycling, beachgoing, accessing the surf and enjoying the view.

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01/29/2024
One of Watsonville’s most recognizable and historic community hubs could be getting a new look as the city plans a comprehensive revitalization of its downtown City Plaza.

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01/26/2024
Disneyland’s plan to reimagine the theme park into a more “immersive” experience may require up to $2.5 billion and a plan to privatize some Anaheim streets.

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01/23/2024
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The Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park offers a little-known opportunity to experience the wondrous power of flowing water.

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01/22/2024
Richmond Ranch in south San Jose may be preserved as open space if multiple government entities succeed in a quest to buy its thousands of acres, public documents show.

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01/16/2024
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Rain is good. Eroded trails aren’t. Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship trail director Drew Perkins explains how to be a force for good and not evil when mountain biking after rain.

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01/12/2024
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A plan to improve North Coast parking lots, build new restrooms and potentially rent cabins at Greyhound Rock County Park is being whittled down to a priority list due this spring, county leaders said.

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01/12/2024
California’s projected budget deficit of close to $38 billion likely means some cuts are coming. Among them, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed ending the California State Park Adventure Pass, which offers free access to some state parks for fourth graders.

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12/20/2023
The land trust Sempervirens Fund has tapped Rachel Dann for its newly established director of government relations position. “Rachel is a highly esteemed political strategist, renowned for her extensive connections with regional policymakers,” said Executive Director Sarah Barth.

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12/19/2023
Image for display with article titled Day Trips and Sips: Hiking Aptos, From Redwoods to Restaurants

Enjoy a day trip to Aptos, with hiking in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.

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12/13/2023
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The resurrected online guide aims to help people explore the great outdoors

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12/11/2023
An estimated 100,000 pizza boxes have been removed from Yosemite’s waste stream. This is because the famed park now serves pizza on trays and puts to-go portions in compostable bags, part of a move to reduce food-related waste.

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12/06/2023
Image for display with article titled Felton Pump Track Proposal Headed to Board of Supervisors

After two community meetings, the proposed pump track in Felton Covered Bridge Park is heading to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, who will vote Dec. 12 on whether or not to support the project and give Santa Cruz County Parks Department leaders the go-ahead.

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12/05/2023
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Find out what the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is all about and learn how to participate in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Silicon Valley.

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11/30/2023
Utility giant PG&E is set to raise its rates an average of 13% on Jan. 1. That equals an extra $32.50 a month, or $390 for the year.

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11/24/2023
With Santa Cruz County Parks at the helm, a group of state and local agencies are working to identify priority coastal projects ranging from Santa Cruz city limits to the San Mateo County line—an effort funded by a pair of $100,000 grants from the California Coastal Conservancy and California State Parks.
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