For Immediate Release: 9/23/2021
Mount Diablo Centennial Celebration October 16, 2021
A Peak Experience – Celebrating 100 Years
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — This year Mount Diablo State Park turns 100. To mark the occasion, California State Parks and its partners invite the public to attend a special event on Saturday, October 16. This birthday celebration takes place at the foot of the mountain at Cal State East Bay’s Concord Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This will be a time for the community to celebrate the 100-year history of the park. The day will feature information and activities highlighting the natural and cultural treasures that have been preserved as well as the recreational and educational opportunities that abound in Mount Diablo State Park.
Activity booths will showcase the park’s fascinating wildlife, history, and ways to safely and responsibly enjoy the park. Discover the variety of creatures that call the park home as you meet live animals such as bats, snakes, and local birds of prey. Meet the volunteers and horses of our Mounted Assistance Unit who roam the trails on horseback, discover why the oldest rocks layers are on top of the mountain, and see how astronomers view the heavens from the mountain’s heights.
California State Parks, the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, Save Mount Diablo and Cal State East Bay hope you will join us for this event to celebrate Mount Diablo State Park’s birthday, its many stories, and the community’s connection to this amazing place.
Getting to the Event
Event location is Cal State East Bay Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road,
Concord, CA. From Ygnacio Valley Road turn onto Campus Drive. Detailed driving directions are available on the Cal State East Bay website.
Centennial events are made possible by a collaboration between State Parks, the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (a nonprofit organization that supports the park), Save Mount Diablo, and Cal State East Bay.
State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (925) 837-2525. 711,TTYRELAY SERVICE
About Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA)
MDIA is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing interpretive, scientific and educational experiences for visitors to Mount Diablo State Park. MDIA produces the park’s publications, develops interpretive displays and provides volunteers to the park. MDIA’s history includes development of visitor facilities, such as the Summit and Mitchell Canyon Visitor Centers, creation of interpretive trails and displays, and hosting many educational programs.
About Save Mount Diablo (SMD)
SMD is a nonprofit whose mission is to forever preserve the remaining natural lands on and around Mount Diablo, and to connect Mount Diablo to the rest of the Diablo Range. SMD achieves their mission through a conservation approach that integrates perpetual land preservation, advocacy, stewardship, land use planning, and education programs.
About Cal State East Bay Concord Campus
Cal State East Bay Concord Campusis a public university in Contra Costa County dedicated to meeting the educational and workforce needs of Contra Costa County and beyond by providing quality degree, credential and certificate programs in a variety of industries and fields
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