Time: 7:00 pm Lamplight-led evening tour of the Columbia Cemetery by our costumed docents. Guests will stop at specific gravesites where stories of those who have lived and died in Columbia will b ... ... 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
27 Sep27 Sep
Fall under Alfred Hitchcock's spell and enjoy a day devoted to his famous film with activities throughout the park. 3 pm - Guided tours of the state park and Mission San Juan Bautista. Tours will ... ... Read More27 Sep
Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center: Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ... ... Read More
- 28 Sep
Time: 1:00 -5:00 Join us for this special day as we commemorate the anniversary of the signing on this date in 1864 of the proclamation by California Governor Frederick Low accepting the Mariposa ... ... Read More28 Sep
Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center : Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ... ... Read More28 Sep
Sundays in September at 9 am Castle Rock is home to many monuments. While the amazing and timeless rocks tower above, the unsung heros of this park dig their roots deep into the soil and gently s ... ... Read More28 Sep
Time: 10am -4pm Wednesdays - Sundays The Stanford Mansion gallery will host a quilt show with park-inspired art quilts created by the Quilter's Sew-Ciety of Redding. To view the quilts, you mus ... ... Read More