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History & Mission
Sustaining the Legacy of our State Parks & Beaches
Because our quality of life depends on the quality of our local State Parks, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks supports the preservation, knowledge, and awareness of our natural and cultural resources through funding projects and programs in cooperation with local California State Parks.
For over 35 years, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks has supported local state parks and beaches. As a non-profit park partner–Friends works with the community ensure that the history, traditions and natural beauty of our state parks and beaches are enjoyed today and by future generations.