Closed to the public at this time, except by special event or appointment.
Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe Park Property
Protect yourself, family, friends and your community from COVID-19 by following these prevention measures while recreating in California’s State Park System:
- Know Before You Go – Prior to leaving home, check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Have a back-up plan in case your destination is crowded. Stay home if you are sick.
- Plan Ahead – Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer.
- Play It Safe – Find out what precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors, especially if this is your first time visiting the State Park System. Learn more at parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips.
- Keep Your Distance – Avoid crowds. If there are too many people at a park or beach, please visit on a different day.
- Wear a Mask – State Parks continues to follow guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health:
- Everyone: In indoor settings, such as museums and visitor centers, face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status.
- Fully Vaccinated Persons: Face coverings are not required outdoors except when attending crowded outdoor events.
- Unvaccinated Persons: Face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Leave No Trace – Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.
Although law enforcement entities have the authority to issue citations, the expectation is that the public is responsible for adhering to the advice of public health officials, visitor guidelines and closures.
Open Houses Are Back!
This summer, monthly open house events will be held for guided tours of the grounds and inside the hacienda. These free events will be on the following Sundays each month from 11 am to 4 pm. Pre-registration, social distancing, and masks will be required for all guests. Visit www.cognitoforms.com/FSCSP1/CastroAdobeTours to pre-register. Limited parking; carpooling encouraged.
Sunday, August 22
Visiting the Castro Adobe
Located in the Pájaro Valley, the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe is a historic rancho hacienda that was built between 1848-49.
The Castro Adobe will be offering free one hour virtual education programs to supplement teaching of 3rd grade (local history) and 4th grade (California history) content standards.
Review our Teacher's page for more information and education resources connected to the Castro Adobe.
Kids2Parks is an innovative park-equity program to bring students from Title I schools to State Park field trips. The program, a partnership between California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, increases the number of students who have visited a state park or beach by reducing barriers to access. The program offers transportation funding for field trips to select Title I schools in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, and to apply please visit www.thatsmypark.org/visit/k2p/.
Rancho San Andres and the Castro Adobe sit on the land of the Awaswas speaking Ohlone tribe called Aptos, who were the original stewards of this region and ancestral relatives of today’s Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. We would like to recognize the indigenous people past and present, and give our appreciation for the opportunity to teach, work, live, learn, and steward on their traditional homelands.