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Frederick Street Park

Santa Cruz
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Located at the end of Frederick Street, this park boasts lots of open grass area (and it's good grass too-well maintained) and tall eucalyptus and pine trees that provide plenty of shade. There's a sand volleyball court, and picnic areas with barbecues and tables. The playground is built in sand and has the usual slides and swings, monkey bars, and catwalks, but there's also has a fenced-off area with smaller playground equipment for toddlers and babies.


There's a shallow, asphalt-covered bowl with a downhill entry for skateboarding, and paths for riding bicycles. Bonus? The park overlooks the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, which can be accessed by a staircase at the rear of the park. A plus for cruisers with kids, or RV folks camped along the docks. Access to the park from the harbor side is found by the [J] Dock. Largest city parks playground.

Restrooms, Dogs must be on leash.

Field, Ocean View, Large Play Areas, Sand Volleyball Court, Multiple Picnic Areas and BBQ's

Address: 168 Frederick Street

MacDorsa Park

Scotts Valley
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MacDorsa Park is a charming site located on Civic Center Drive below City Hall and the Scotts Valley Police Department. Park amenities include a group BBQ pit, picnic tables, playground, restrooms, and gazebo.

Address: Civic Center Drive

Siltanen Park

Scotts Valley
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Siltanen Park is 7.5 beautiful acres located on Vine Hill School Road in Scotts Valley. Group reservations are available for picnics and company parties. Park amenities include a group BBQ pit, small BBQ pits, picnic tables, two softball fields, a soccer field, children's playground, restrooms, horseshoe pits and a 200 car parking lot.

Address: 127 Vine Hill School Road


Scotts Valley
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Skypark features four lighted tennis courts, a walking/jogging path, restrooms, community soccer fields, a basketball court, large children's playground area, a Bocce Ball Court, Recreation Division offices and classroom facility. The park also has individual and group BBQ areas and children's group birthday areas.

Address: 361 Kings Village Road

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