For Parents and Guardians

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

As a parent/guardian of a fourth grader, we are happy to share a free opportunity for your family to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of connecting with the outdoors. 

Championed by First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and supported by the Natural Resources Agency and California State Parks, the state’s new California State Park Adventure Pass Program waives day-use entrance fees to 19 state parks for fourth graders and their families for a full year—including the summer. The list of selected park units encompasses a collection of features and recreational opportunities, including beaches, museums, redwoods, off-highway vehicle recreation, hiking trails and important cultural history. 

“The California State Park Adventure Pass is an incredible new program that will help promote a healthier, more equitable California for all—a California where every child has the opportunity to explore, learn and benefit from our state’s natural wonders,” said First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

Applying for the free pass online is simple. All that is needed is a name, address, phone number and an email address. For individuals who do not have access to a smartphone, computer or printer, and/or do not have an email address to use when applying online, they can still apply for a pass by visiting a State Parks Pass Sales Office—click here for a list of locations—or by calling (800) 444-7275. For detailed information on the program and the list of participating park units, please visit parks.ca.gov/AdventurePass. 

The State of California believes in the right of all Californians to have access to recreational opportunities and enjoy the cultural, historic and natural resources found across the state. We invite you to participate in the California State Park Adventure Pass Program and to share your experiences with your family, friends and community.


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