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Parks Make Life Better Month


In many ways, Parks exemplify some of the best ideals of modern civic design. They are public spaces devoted to the merging of nature and culture; and through this they are curated specifically to reflect their community's needs and interests. Indeed, Parks do Make Life Better. That is the nationwide campaign designed to draw attention to how our these spaces nurture the community to which they belong.

The City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department has dozens of outdoor public spaces that take the form of:

The City of Santa Cruz Parks and Rec commemorates Parks Makes Life Better Month by sponsoring a number of free events and activities. Here are a few free special events that are a part of the month-long celebration:

Take a look at the Summer Activity Guide and see what Parks and Rec can do for you all summer long.

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