Let Old Town San Diego State Historic Park satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween. Enjoy trick-or-treating, special holiday treats & activities, and extended shopping hours at all the stores in t ... ... Read More
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In 2014, California State Parks turns 150 years old!
California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.
Upcoming Park Events
31 Oct1 Nov
Take a tour of historic and modern Día de los Muertos altars around the park or you could honor a loved one by drawing a chalk gravestone on San Diego Avenue. ... Read More1 Nov
Saturday November 1 at 1 pm Looking for an exciting place to explore the unique geology of California Central Coast? Take a docent led walk from the old Steele Ranch to picturesque Cove Beach where ... ... Read More
- 15 Nov
142nd Anniversary - Daytime Celebration and Special Sunset Event 10 am to 6 pm (no lighting) Join California State Parks and the Coastside State Parks Association for a day-long celebration of t ... ... Read More5 Dec
Time; beginning around 6:00 pm and running every 15 minutes Take a walk through Columbia on a lamplight-led tour by our costumed volunteers! Follow your guide from venue to venue and watch the pla ... ... Read More13 Dec
Time: Sat & Sun daytime FREE (2nd and 3rd weekends — Sat & Sun) Sit around a campfire drinking hot cider or coffee and join in conversations with miners as they roast chestnuts. C ... ... Read More