Park Host

Santa Cruz County Parks

Watsonville, California

Job Type Unpaid
Salary Details N/A
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Come live at Pinto Lake County Park (PLCP) in exchange for 20 hours per week of volunteer work. Pinto Lake County Park is in Watsonville, California.

We are looking for a person or persons to become Pinto Lake County Park stewards and embrace the park and all it has to offer.

Pinto Lake County Park is a 183-acre park and has many amenities for the community to enjoy such as two picnic pavilions, playground, bike pump track, dog park, public art, fishing pier, sports fields, disc golf course, hiking trails, a Master Gardener program, and bird watching. The park is also a venue for many special events, and parties throughout the year.

Our ideal candidate is someone who has the desire to become a steward for Pinto Lake County Park which means to educate yourself and embrace all the park has to offer and its community that uses it.

We expect our Park Host to be a welcoming and visible presence to all park visitors and know, at least a little, about all that happens at Pinto and what a unique park it is. The desire to be part of the Pinto Lake County Park and the Santa Cruz County Parks Department team is a must. An outgoing personality, the desire to learn, and bi-lingual candidates are highly sought after.

Some Park Host responsibilities include but are not limited to; hiking, educating the public about the park and park rules, maintenance projects, gardening projects, cleaning, opening, and closing gates, supporting volunteer and special events.

You will be provided with an RV and full hook-ups (water, electricity, propane, internet) in a semi-private area next to an historic home and the Master Gardener program and gardens in exchange for volunteer service.

Learn more about Pinto Lake County Park here:

Pinto Lake County Park (scparks.com)


Applicants should send a resume and brief cover letter to Margaret Ingrahm at:


When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance