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Castro Adobe Park Property

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Open House for the Castro Adobe State Historic Park

Join us for upcoming special events!  This fall, Santa Cruz County's next state park holds an open house Saturday, October 10 from 11 am to 3 pm.  Enjoy out short video below:


Saturday, October 10, from 11 am to 3 pm
You are invited to a “sneak peak” into our new state historic park. Open house visitors will be able to tour the property including the recently restored cocina (kitchen) and the Potter-Church Garden. State Park Interpretive Rangers and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks volunteers will be on hand to offer information into the restoration process. Handmade tortillas cooked on the recently reconstructed brasero (stove) will be provided. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. Parking is extremely limited, so carpooling is encouraged. The two-story Castro Adobe in Watsonville is currently undergoing a multi-year restoration process lead by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, a local non-profit, and partnering with California State Parks. Built from 1848 to 1849, this is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area. The Castro Adobe State Historic Park is located at 184 Old Adobe Road, off of Larkin Valley Road, in northern Watsonville. The Castro Adobe is an active construction site and is accessible currently by appointment only except during the Open House Days. To follow progress on the restoration effort, visit


Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks

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