Q. Is Friends part of the Parks Department? No, County Park Friends is a 501C3 non-profit, fully separate from County Parks Department. We work in close partnership with our public partner to increase impact towards aligned goals.
Q. What am I supporting? General Support: Scholarships, community activation, leadership development and volunteerism in our parks Jade Street Park Playground: Donate to build a new universally accessible playground
Q. What is Friends all about? We work to activate our County Parks. We work in two complimentary tracks: 1. Investing in PLACES & 2. Investing in PEOPLE Q. How do I claim on my taxes? Once you complete sign-up, you will receive an immediate email with all the details. The email will also serve as your record of tax deductible donation.
Q. Can I donate by mailing a check, rather than online? Yes! Checks should be made out to "County Park Friends" 870 17th Ave STE 2 Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Email us here for more info