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50th Anniversary Celebration

Castle Rock State Park 50th Anniversary Celebration &
Grand Opening of new Robert C. Kirkwood Park Entrance

Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 4pm

California State Parks and Sempervirens Fund invite you to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Castle Rock State Park on Saturday, September 29, 2018 with a public event featuring the grand opening of the Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance. The event features speakers, rock climbing demonstrations, live music, food, tours, and volunteer opportunity information at the site of the new Castle Rock State Park entrance, 15451 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95033.

The new Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance will include a 90-car parking lot with permeable paving, six restrooms with flush toilets, a drinking water station, a 60-seat amphitheater, accessible pathways and picnic areas. There will also be interpretive exhibits, WiFi connectivity, and new engagement opportunities.

Featuring more than 80 different plant species native to the region, an ethnobotanical demonstration garden was planted in late March in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust and with the blessing of the Muwekma Tribal Band.

A host of events will lead up to the September 29 celebration, including the Sempervirens Fund-REI Lecture Series featuring intimate presentations by local luminaries such as bird language expert Jon Young, world renowned climber Chris Sharma and Santa Cruz Mountain historians.

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