End Your Summer in a Great Place

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there are still plenty of fun events and activities taking place at state parks for the next few weeks.

To help inspire your visits, we’ve put together a list of over 150 events and activities taking place in state parks between now and October. Our list includes a variety of experiences — everything from music festivals and theater to guided hikes, historical walking tours, train rides and star parties.

After you attend an event in a state park, submit your photos to our “End Your Summer in A Great Place” Photo Challenge. The challenge is simple: just upload photos from your trips to California’s state parks on our Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win fun prizes from our online store!

The “End Your Summer in A Great Place” Photo Challenge is part of our ongoing effort to celebrate the 150th anniversary of state parks by reflecting on the many reasons why California’s State Parks are Great Places. Over the past 8 months, we’ve been working to spread the word about the many reasons State Parks are Great Places. We’ve showcased stories and photos submitted by park supporters at the State Capitol during Park Advocacy Day and in Yosemite Valley during the Yosemite Grant Act 150th Anniversary event on June 30.

Visit our Facebook page and upload your state park photos today!

Join us for a Special Screening of ‘The First 70’

You’ve heard us talk about them before, the young filmmakers of Heath Hen Films who heard about the park closures, grabbed their cameras and set out to film all 70 of the state parks before they close.  Their travels have been tightly packed into an amazing 28-minute documentary titled “The First 70.”

If you live in the Bay Area, please join us for a screening of the film at Sports Basement in the Presidio on Sunday, April 22 at 5 p.m. What better way to spend Earth Day?

Event details and tickets are available here: http://sportsbasement-thefirst70.eventbrite.com/.