Celebrating 50 Years for Parks | Cal Parks
Published: October 2, 2019

William Mott Jr

Our 50th anniversary is finally here, and we are so excited to celebrate!

Since our founding on October 2, 1969, California State Parks Foundation has preserved and protected the California state parks system, for the benefit of all.

Over the last 50 years, we’ve expanded parks, advocated for parks and park funding, improved and protected parks, mobilized for action when parks were threatened and increased access to parks so that more of our fellow Californians could enjoy them.

To kick off our celebration, we wanted to share 5 ways to celebrate with us!

  1. Become a member! Add your voice to the thousands of members of the California State Parks Foundation. This is your California. These are your parks. And when you become a member you’ll be a champion for parks!
  2. Visit a state park and take a photo! Share your photos with us by using the hashtag #MyCAStatePark and tagging @CalParks on Twitter and Instagram, and California State Parks Foundation on Facebook. If you are a member of our My California State Parks Flickr group you can submit your photos on Flickr for your chance to win. Monthly winners will receive a special prize and a California State Parks Annual Pass!
  3. Volunteer with us! Join other park-lovers for our volunteer workday projects around the state. Volunteering with us is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills, and spend a morning outside!
  4. Shop our collaboration with Parks Project! The collection of California state park goods captures the state’s wild side – from golden bears, to golden beaches, to golden poppies, we are letting our state parks shine! For each item sold, Parks Project makes a donation to support California State Parks Foundation’s mission of protecting and preserving the California state park system, for the benefit of all.
  5. Follow us on our social channels! Stay up-to-date on our projects and programs, member events, special promotions and more ways you can support parks every day. Connect with us: @calparks on Twitter and Instagram, or California State Parks Foundation on Facebook.

We are looking forward to celebrating all year long — through October 2020! — with our friends throughout the parks community!