EMPIRE MINE STATE HISTORIC PARK (California State Parks, Sierra District) — $7,300
Grass Valley, CA
Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley, CA was selected as one of 19 state parks to be included in the new California State Park Adventure Pass program serving California's 4th grade students and their families. New California State Park Adventure Pass visitors, along with the changes in visitation due to COVID-19, brought a sizeable increase in visitation to Empire Mine State Historic Park.
With funding from California State Parks Foundation, California State Parks will dedicate a significant portion of a newly hired permanent staff member’s duties to serving California State Park Adventure Pass families and reaching additional 4th-grade families. In partnership with Sierra Gold Parks Foundation, the Empire Mine State Historic Park Adventure Pass Interpreter will form a strategy to reach 4th graders and their families in the area and develop interpretive programs and materials to provide a rich experience when they visit Empire Mine State Historic Park.