Let Old Town San Diego State Historic Park satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween. Enjoy trick-or-treating, special holiday treats & activities, and extended shopping hours at all the stores in t ... ... Read More
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In 2014, California State Parks turns 150 years old!
California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.
Upcoming Park Events
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Take a tour of historic and modern Día de los Muertos altars around the park or you could honor a loved one by drawing a chalk gravestone on San Diego Avenue. ... Read More1 Nov
Saturday November 1 at 1 pm Looking for an exciting place to explore the unique geology of California Central Coast? Take a docent led walk from the old Steele Ranch to picturesque Cove Beach where ... ... Read More1 Nov
What: California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations Where: State Indian Museum 2618 K Street, Sacramento When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free with ... ... Read More
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Tours of the Monarch Grove -- October through January Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 & 2:00 Join a Docent Naturalist for a tour of the state designated monarch butterfly preserve at Natural Bri ... ... Read More1 Nov
Time: 11am - 2pm Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturdays, November 1, 8, & 29 from 11-2pm at the Historic District Education Commo ... ... Read More8 Nov
When : 9:00 AM Where : Lot 12, if 12 is not open, go to Lot 14. Free with paid day use or camping fees. A moderately easy walk of 1 - 2 hours long. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water, snacks, ... ... Read More