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Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds - Commemorating 150 years of California State Parks in 2014.

Saturday, August 30th,12 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Calling Nature Explorers of all Ages! Discover the Wild, the Weird, and the Wonderful at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds.

Learn about the Natural Environment of Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Fun, FREE activities for the entire family include: MaryLee Sunseri Children’s concert; “Make and Take” Nature crafts; Asilomar’s “Green Thread” Sustainability program; Dunes hikes; Meet California’s “first ranger” – Galen Clark – living history presentation.

BBQ lunch will be served from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. $12.00 per person. Register at www.eventbrite.com.

Commemorating 150 years of California State Parks in 2014 (pdf)

For more information visit www.parks.ca.gov/asilomaror email: Asilomar.interp@parks.ca.gov

Asilomar Ramble – walking tour of Asilomar Conference Grounds

Park: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

What: “Asilomar Ramble” – walking tour of Asilomar Conference Grounds.

Where: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Blvd. in Pacific Grove.
Meet at Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall Deck.

When: Currently offered every Friday and Saturday morning throughout 2014 - contact State Park Office in advance for availability: 831-646-6443.
***NOTE: tours for July 10-12 have been CANCELLED. Please take advantage of the Self-Guided Tours as an alternative option.

Time: 9:30 a.m.
Take a tour with State Parks! Join a State Park staff person for an hour-long tour - "The Asilomar Ramble". This hour-long, park-led tour provides a wealth of knowledge about the "refuge by the sea", and you will walk away with a new perspective and a renewed appreciation of Asilomar's natural and cultural history. Our most popular tour, the "Ramble" is an overview of the beginnings of Asilomar, Julia Morgan Architecture, and Natural Forest and Dune Preserve information.

Easy walk over paths and roadways covering the "Historic Core" of the conference grounds and the Dunes Boardwalk.  Tour is free of charge and lasts approximately 1 hour. Meet at the State Parks desk in the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall (Registration Building).

NOTE: Tours are subject to staff availability. For more information, for special group tours, OR to confirm availability call: (831) 646-6443; Lisa.Bradford@parks.ca.gov

Statewide State Park Events

To view a list of statewide events go to  http://www.parks.ca.gov/events/ or http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24961 for a list of events and activities and their description.

Planning a Special Event or Function at Asilomar

Special events and functions at Asilomar include but are not limited to: weddings, formal gatherings, catering, vending, and organized group activities. Wherever you want your event to take place - on the conference grounds or on the beach -  Aramark, the hospitality concessionaire at Asilomar under contract with California State Parks, provides the facility, reservations and services for these events. 
Contact Aramark to plan your special event with them: http://www.visitasilomar.com/ 
Email:  AsilomarSales@aramark.com
Phone: (831) 642-4222