Parks & Recreation Events

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Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation offers a variety of entertaining events throughout the year. Contact the Recreation Event Office at or (831) 420-5273. 

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Special Events Permits
Looking for permit information for large, public events? Please visit the City Manager's Special Event Permits page.

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Parks and Recreation Summer Online Registration April 14

  • Date: 04/14/2018 (all day)
  • Introduction: Register online for Parks and Recreation summer camps, classes and junior guards on Saturday, April 14.

Mark your calendars for Parks and Recreation's summer online registration beginning Saturday, April 14 - City Residents 8:00 am, Non-City Residents 10:00 am. Register for the popular Junior Guards program, our fun-filled summer camps as well as a wide-range of exciting summer classes. We're looking forward to a fantastic summer. 

Summer Registration dates: 
Online: Saturday, April 14, City Residents 8:00 am, Non-City Residents 10:00 am
Phone-in, mail-in, and walk-in: Monday, April 16 - Walk-ins at 8:00 am, phone-in and mail-in at 9:00 am

Be ready for Super Saturday! Create an account today. You will need to show proof of your City resident address at the Parks and Recreation Office prior to April 14. The office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. For existing accounts, we recommend checking to ensure your household is up-to-date. Our staff is happy to confirm and update information. Call the Parks and Recreation office at 831-420-5270. 

The summer activity guide will be posted on our website Monday, March 5. Look for the activity guide in the mail March 19

Scholarship application period is March 5 - April 5. Scholarship applications are due to the Parks and Recreation office by Thursday, April 5 by 5:00 pm.


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