Parks Open Space and Cultural Services


Department head: Jeff Gaffney

979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 454-7901

This department ensures that Santa Cruz County parks are safe and well-maintained, while also providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, arts programs, and cultural events.

Among the department’s offerings:
• Adult and senior programs
• Quail Hollow Ranch interpretive programs
• Youth and teen programs
• Exhibitions at county facilities
• Community-driven public art projects
• Holiday Art & Craft Faire
• Virtual recreational and resource center

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