Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe Park Property

UPDATE (May 1, 2020): This park is temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this park is open to local residents, they must abide by the following guidelines:

  • Stay Local: Walk or bike into the park. Do not drive to the park.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors are being asked to leave if there are too many people at the park or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.

Statewide, many parks and beaches are temporarily closed or have very limited access to ensure Californians are abiding and practicing physical distancing. The goals are to make sure people are safe and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. To view the list of closures and what they mean to the public, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.
This park is currently an active construction site, and is open only during scheduled special events or appointment. Click the Park Events link above for dates.

Phone Number

(831) 226-9669

Park Hours

Closed to the public at this time, except by special event or appointment.

Dogs Allowed?

No

Driving Directions to Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe

Directions for this park are currently unavailable. Please call the park.


Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours

Join us for a whole new year of Open Houses!

We offer one weekend day a month to come explore our park property, which otherwise has not yet officially opened to the public. We alternate Saturdays and Sundays to try to reach the widest possible cross-section of our local community. Hopefully you can join us too!

Check out the Park Events tab above to see our upcoming Open Houses for 2020!

Visiting the Castro Adobe

Castro Adobe SP Photo 2Located in the Pájaro Valley, the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe is a historic rancho hacienda that was built between 1848-49.

Funding for the restoration of the Castro Adobe is provided by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. Visit their website to support this project.

 

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Teachers

The Castro Adobe offers free 2.5 hour education programs to supplement teaching of 3rd grade (local history) and 4th grade (California history) content standards. (K-college can be accomodated for tours by request.)

Click here for more information.

Kids2Parks is an innovative park-equity program to bring students from Title 1 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 1 schools in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, and to apply please visit www.thatsmypark.org/visit/k2p/.