California State Library Parks Pass

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Join us for Virtual Learning Adventures During the Fall of 2023

Haven't been able to make it out to one of our California State Parks? The State Library Government Publications Section has partnered with the California Department of Parks and Recreation to explore three California state parks virtually throughout the fall season. 

September 1st, 2023 @ 12pm Noon
🌲 Samuel P. Taylor State Park 
California Adventure Pass will be hosting a Facebook livestream event

September 26th, 2023, 2-3pm 
🌲 Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Giant Sequoia Ecology Discussion

October 12th, 2023, 2-3pm
🌲 Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
A virtual historical tour of the town of Allensworth and its residents circa the early 1900s

October 26th, 2023, 4-5:30pm
🌲 Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Guided wetland estuary tour

Explore our California State Parks for Free

Thanks to a partnership between California State Parks and the California State Library you can now "check out" a California State Library Park Pass for free at the Main Library.. The pass provides free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating California state parks

🌲 California State Park Pass is available for check out at the Main Library or Freedom Branch. 
🌲 The pass may only be checked out by an adult in good standing with their library account, one pass per family. 
🌲 The loan period is for seven days.
🌲 There are no renewals allowed, and the pass cannot be placed on hold. It is first come - first served.

We invite you to check out the pass and enjoy the positive impacts that the outdoors can have on your health, wellbeing, and historical and cultural connections. 

Local Parks

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Lighthouse Field State Beach
Manresa State Beach
Natural Bridges State Beach
New Brighton State Beach
Rancho Andrés Castro Adobe Park Property
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
Seacliff State Beach
Sunset State Beach
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Wilder Ranch State Park

More Information

🌲 Lookup nearby California State Parks
🌲 Learn more about the California State Library Parks Pass
🌲 California State Library Parks Pass FAQ
🌲 California State Library Parks Pass Terms & Conditions
🌲 List of Ineligible Parks (Aka: The Parks Pass will not work at these parks)