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Paws in the Park Series
Paws in the Park is organized to encourage people and pets to exercise at the Santa Cruz Riverwalk, a city park along the lower
The 3rd Su of every month (May 21-Sep 24) from 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: Riverwalk, Gateway Plaza by PetSmart, Santa Cruz Map

(0 May 2017) PAWSinthePark_DogsPeople.jpgJoin Coastal Watershed Council, Woofpack and BirchBark Foundation in the kickoff event of Paws in the Park dog walk series. In it's third year, the Paws in the Park is organized to encourage people and pets to exercise at the Santa Cruz Riverwalk, a city park along the lower San Lorenzo River in downtown Santa Cruz.


Walks will occur on the third Sunday of each month May through September. The meeting location is along the Riverwalk at Gateway Plaza by PetSmart on River St. in Santa Cruz. Walks begin at 10:00 a.m. with rules, directions and free training advice from Woofpack.


Participants will then walk a 1.5 mile loop around the Riverwalk at a leisurely pace. All dogs must be well behaved and on 6 foot leashes in compliance with park rules.

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Beach Boardwalk
Special weeknight prices for locals!
Date: Every Mon and Tues (Jun 19-Aug 22) at 5:00pm

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Retro Nights


Mondays & Tuesdays after 5pm


June 19 to August 22, 2017


Not valid July 3rd or 4th.


Enjoy $1.50 rides and old-school prices throughout the park!


Enjoy additional Retro Night Specials at participating locations:






Boardwalk Rides and Restaurants

  • $1.50 Rides
  • $1.50 Pepsi Fountain Drinks
  • $2 Cotton Candy
  • $2 Hot Dogs
  • $2.75 Chili Dogs
  • $3 Red Candy Apples

Boardwalk Games and Arcades

  • $9.95 Unlimited Attractions (unlimited access to Laser Tag, Laser Maze, Miniature Golf, and the NEW Fright Walk)
  • $2 Select Games
  • 50% off Airbrush Tattoos

Surf City Grill

  • $2.75 Chili Dogs, Kraut Dogs or Nacho Dogs

Beach'N (near Double Shot)

  • $1 Key Chains and Magnets

Sun Shops (near Pirate Ship) and Octopus' Garden (near Haunted Castle)

  • 50% off Select Stickers
  • $3 Puka Shell Necklaces (regularly $7.98)
  • $2 select Puka Anklets (regularly $4.98)

Some specials may be subject to tax.

Purchase a MyBoardwalk Card for $1.50 rides at any Boardwalk Ticket Booth or MyBoardwalk Kiosk.

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Location: Main Beach, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz Map
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