National Register of Historic Places in Santa Cruz County
Lower Sky Meadow was the first residential complex built in a California state park between 1941 and 1955, an era when the construction of employee housing in California state parks became a priority and standardized plans were used for the first time.
The site is level and open. It is one of the few sunny spots in the densely forested park.
Sky Meadow Lane is characterized by its sweeping curve and by the maple trees that line both sides of the roadway.
The neighborhood contains seven one-story, wood-framed single-family homes designed in the minimal traditional architectural style. Four of the homes were completed in 1942 and three were completed in 1948.
Lower Sky Meadow is the largest and most intact housing development built between 1941 and 1955 in a California state park.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 2014.