Santa Cruz County Parks | 2018-2019 Programs & Activities

Want to volunteer with Santa Cruz County Parks? We’d love to have you! Anyone can become a volunteer, whether as an individual, fam- ily, or part of a group! Volunteer for a one- day project or dedicate yourself to an on-going or long- term project. Please see page 37 for more information. Pictured: Tau Kappa Epsilon at Scott Creek Beach - Feb- ruary 2018. A wide variety of spe- cial events are offered by Santa Cruz County Parks, including at the the Simpkins Family Swim Center. Take the Plunge, pick a pumpkin from the Floating Pumpkin Patch, bring your dog for a swim at the Parks & Rex Pool Party, and swim for FREE at one of the Community Swim Days. For these and other special events, please see pages 25-27. Volunteer Explore Your Creative Side Make Your Own Bread Have Some Fun at the Pool FUN THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PARKS! 2 Thank you to all who participated in shaping the strategic plan. The draft plan provides a set of priorities and goals that will help us be more effective and relevant to the community we serve, and will support our growth and ability to help Santa Cruz County to thrive now and in the future. Please see page 50 for public meeting dates and times to hear about the draft plan. NEW for ages 8+ at Quail Hollow Ranch: Beginner Backpacking Camp. This overnight backpacking camp will provide families and individuals the chance to learn the basics of backpacking in a safe and nurturing environment. Please see page 31 for more information about all of the day camps held at Quail Hollow Ranch. Plan for the Future Explore the Outdoors Tap into your cre- ative side with County Parks. Art Studio 95003 (pg. 30) offers young artists ages 6-12 a morning of drawing, painting, and other artsy exploration. Hear some amazing music at the 2018 Artist of the Year Profile Performance where the awardee, conductor Cheryl Anderson (and friends), will give a FREE per- formance at Cabrillo College. See page 28 for details. Learn artisanal bread- making techniques in- cluding the care and feeding of your sour- dough starter, and the science behind suc- cessful bread-making. You will go home with a starter and recipes. The instructor will also be teaching the Science of Pickling class. Please see page 29 for more information about these two classes.

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