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Santa Cruz County Families & Children Facilities

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  1. Agricultural History Project Center and Museum

    Explore the rich agricultural history of Santa Cruz County, the Pajaro Valley, and Watsonville.

  2. Beach Flats Park

    A small park with playground with picnic tables. No restroom.

  3. Bethany Curve

    A trail following a small creek from Delaware Avenue to West Cliff Drive. Has pedestrian and bicycle access with benches.

  4. Chestnut Park

    Playground, picnic tables, barbecues, basketball half-court. No restrooms.

  5. Frederick Street Park

    Skate bowl, picnic areas, barbecue pits, fenced dog park, large playground, sand volleyball court, restrooms.

  6. Grant Park

    Picnic and barbecue areas, baseball, softball, basketball and bocce, playground, bicycle pump track, fenced dog area. Restroom.

  7. John Franks Park

    Small playground, field, picnic tables, elliptical trainer. No restroom.

  8. Ken Wormhoudt Skate Park

    15,000 square foot skate park.

  9. Laurel Park

    Playground, basketball court, pickle ball courts. Reservable lawn. Restroom inside London Nelson Community Center.

  10. Lighthouse Field State Beach

    Beach, large field, picnic areas, bike and hiking trails, surfing museum. Restrooms.

  11. Loch Lomond Recreation Area

    Boat rentals, picnicking, fishing, hiking. No swimming.

  12. London Nelson Community Center

    Events, room rentals, classes, kids, teens, and seniors.

  13. Mission Plaza

    Small park, grass, benches, no restrooms. Site of Japanese Cultural Fair and other special events. Historic Mission site.

  14. Neary Lagoon

    Wildlife refuge, pollinator garden, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball, barbecue, floating boardwalks. No dogs. Restroom.

  15. San Lorenzo Park

    Duck pond, playground, 9-hole disc golf, bowling green. Restroom. No dogs. Pedestrian bridge to downtown.

  16. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

    Local history, art, exhibitions, events, and classes.

  17. Santa Cruz Wharf

    Restrooms, benches, sea gulls, sea lions, restaurants, shops and parking.

  18. Sergeant Derby Park

    Skateboard park, playground, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, disc golf. Porta potty.

  19. Seymour Marine Discovery Center

    Interactive marine sciences aquarium and museum. Gift shop and touch pool for the kids.

  20. Star of the Sea Park

    Picnic benches, grass field, no restrooms.

  21. Trescony Park

    Playground, community garden, picnic tables, no restrooms.

  22. Tyrell Park

    Grassy area, native plantings, whale statue, no restrooms.

  23. University Terrace

    Family park with picnic tables, playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, dog park. Porta potty.

  24. West Side Pump Track

    Bicycle pump dirt track, picnic table. No dogs. Porta potty.

  25. Westlake Park

    Lake (with geese and fishing), playground, picnic tables. No restrooms.