Address: 301 Center Street in Santa Cruz (at the Louden Nelson Community Center)
Phone: 831 420-5337
School Year Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:30-8:00 p.m., Friday 3:30-9:30pm and Saturday 2:00-9:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Teen Center Supervisor: Robert Acosta
Email: Santa Cruz Teen Center
Stop by at the Santa Cruz Teen Center for recreational activities such as basketball, a pool table, PlayStation 3, Wii, X-Box 360, active events, foosball, movies, computers with internet access, free wi-fi, music and basically a pretty chill space. Also pick up our current calendar to find out what’s happening for teens in Santa Cruz. The Teen Center sponsors special events, day and overnight trips, sports, and outdoor events in addition to daily activities. Check our monthly calendar ongoing activities!
We can also be reached on our Facebook page, on Google+ and you can follow us on Twitter @SC_TeenCenter
TEEN CENTER BUDGET UPDATE: Thanks to funding from the City of Santa Cruz and from generous donations and grants, the Teen Center is almost completely funded. However we are always seeking additional funding to help continue operation of this very important program. Donate to Friends of Parks and Recreation in support of the Santa Cruz Teen Center.
The Teen Center has 4 brand new computers that we were able to purchase thanks to the generosity of donors in the community. Come surf the net on a high speed internet connection, play your favorite computer games, burn a CD or type and print that paper for your history class. Computer use is free so just come on in and sign up for a slot.
Friends of Parks and Recreation (FOPAR) has allocated funds for partial scholarships for limited-income families residing within the City of Santa Cruz. Interested Santa Cruz City residents may pick up scholarship request forms at the Parks and Recreation Office, 323 Church Street and at the Teen Center, 301 Center Street Room 8. Call 831-420-5270.
Seeking Instructors and Volunteers
The Teen Center is always seeking motivated, creative and energetic individuals to bring new and exciting programs to the youth of Santa Cruz. If you have a special talent or strong desire to work with youth please contact us regarding your program. Ages 19 and up are encouraged to inquire. Positive role models with knowledge of serving youth are desired. Activities may include but are not limited to arts, community service projects, skill building, cultural enrichment, dance, music, sports and computers. Program proposal forms are available at the Teen Center at 301 Center Street Room 8 or at the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department office at 323 Church Street. For more information call 831-420-5270.