Santa Cruz & Monterey Parks & Open Spaces

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Lovers Point Park

Ocean View Blvd. and 17th St. , Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (Map)

Lovers Point Park is located at the foot of 17th Street, and is a landscaped community park of 4.4 acres. It is used for picnicking, fishing,…

+1 831.373.3304

Aptos Village Park

100 Aptos Creek Rd, Aptos, CA 95003 (Map)

This is a 10.3 acre park tucked into old Aptos Village. It is the site of weekend music festivals, family picnics, weddings, company picnics,…

+1 831.454.7938

Carmel Beach

West end of Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 (Map)

White sand, beautiful sunsets, native cypress trees, walks, surfing, kites, sunbathing and picnics. Open 6am to 10pm. There is no leash…


Carmel River Beach

Corner of Carmelo and Scenic, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 (Map)

Mile-long beach with trails, a shallow lagoon for children and wildlife viewing. There is a public telephone and public restrooms in the parking…


Devendorf Park

On Junipero between Ocean & 6th, West Side, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921 (Map)

A large expanse of lawn surrounded by stone pathways, benches and shade trees, occupying an entire block of downtown Carmel between Ocean Ave…


First Murphy Park

On Lincoln & 6th, across the street from the Harrison Memorial Library., Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 (Map)

Native plant garden with paths and benches surrounding the First Murphy House, built in 1902 by 17-year old Michael Murphy, who went on to become…


Flanders Mansion

25800 Hatton Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921 (Map)

Built in the 1920's as the residence of the Flanders family, the house was purchased by the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea in 1972. With its surrounding…


Forest Hill Park and Playground

Corner of Camino del Monte & Junipero, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921 (Map)

A 2-acre park that includes a large children's playground, a shuffle board court, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court on sand, barbecues and…


Harvey West Park Clubhouse

326 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Map)

+1 831.420.5270

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

101 N. Big Trees Park Rd., Felton, CA 95018 (Map)


Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden

25600 Hatton Drive, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921 (Map)

A one-acre hillside garden of mature native California plants, with meandering paths and comfortable benches at especially scenic outlooks;…


Mission Plaza

103 Emmet Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Map)

+1 831.420.5270

Mission Trail Nature Preserve

Mountain View Ave / Rio Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 (Map)

Mission Trail Park encompasses 35 acres of unspoiled native vegetation, containing a rich diversity of habitats - meadows, a grove of Oak trees…


Monterey State Historic Park Custom House Plaza

20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940 (Map)

Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of significant historic houses and buildings interspersed throughout Old Monterey. The inside of…

+1 831.649.7118

Piccadilly Park

On Dolores between Ocean Ave and 7th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 (Map)

Small and quaint and the perfect place to relax under a giant shade tree. Designed by landscape architect Walter Guthrie, the garden demonstrates…



361 Kings Village Rd., Scotts Valley, CA 95066 (Map)

Skate, picnic, take your dog for a walk and to socialize with other furry friends, go for a run or walk; it's all there at Skypark.

+1 831.438.3251

Toro County Park

501 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68, Salinas, CA 93908 (Map)

Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First opened to the public in 1971, the…

+1 831.755.4899

Vista Lobos Park

On 3rd between Torres and Junipero, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921 (Map)

Small park with vistas of Point Lobos. There are outdoor tables, a barbecue, benches and restrooms. There is also a free city parking lot, where…


App-Tours of Santa Cruz

701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Map)

Mobile Ranger-Santa Cruz is a self-guided mobile app-tour of West Cliff Drive, the Municipal Wharf and the north coast of Santa Cruz. It’s…

+1 831.261.1789

Asilomar State Beach

804 Crocker Street, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (Map)

+1 831.646.6440

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