How do we love state parks? Let us count the ways! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve put a California state park twist on classic love poems and songs.
How do I love state parks? Let me count the ways. I love state parks to the mountain and desert and sea My soul can reach, when feeling out of glee...
Based on How do I love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Shall I compare our parks to a summer’s day? They art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds to shake the darling buds of May And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Based on Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Sea’s got a park it seems to me Reminds me of childhood memories Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky Now and then when I see this place It puts the biggest smile on my face And if I was away too long I’d probably break down and cry. Oh, oh, oh Sweet Salton Sea Oh, oh, oh, oh State park of mine
Based on Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses
I left my heart on Angel Island Center of the bay, it calls to me To be where lots of trees climb hallway to the stars The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care My love waits there on Angel Island
Based on Left My Heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett
I hopped off the plane at LAX With a dream and my trekking poles Welcome to the land of trail excess Woah, can I fit them all in? Jumped in the park I’m at Topanga for the first time Look to my right and I see the park’s trail head sign This is all amazing Everything seems so spacious!
Based on Party In The U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus
I’ve got Tahoe on a cloudy day When it’s cold outside I’ve got the Emerald Bay Well I guess you’d say What can make me feel this way? State parks (state parks, state parks) Talkin’ ‘bout state parks (state parks)
Based on My Girl by the Temptations
How sweet it is to see trees like you Ooh, redwoods, I needed the shelter of someone’s leaves And there you were I needed someone to support my hikes all around And there you were With sweet love and devotion Deeply touching my emotion I want to stop and thank you redwoods I just want to stop and thank you redwoods How sweet it is to see trees like you!
Based on How Sweet It Is by Marvin Gaye
P - is for the way they’re so pretty A - is for how awesome they can be R - is really, really, extraordinary K - is knowing that they’re also wildlife habitat Parks are all a gift for me and you Parks all need support from me and you Parks are more than just a tree or two With us parks can make it Care for them and please don’t fake it Parks were made for me and you!
Based on L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole
Although we've come To the end of the road Still I can't go home It's so natural Parks belong to me Parks belong to you And now we've come To the end of the trail Take a deep inhale It's so natural Parks belong to me Parks belong to you
Based on End Of The Road by Boyz II Men
Want to show your love for California state parks? Fill in the poem below (or create your own)! Don’t forget to share your words of love by commenting below or sharing with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #ILoveCAStateParks!
California Fuchsias are red,
Wild Lilacs are blue.