Celebrate the Second Annual California State Parks Week

Parks across the state will offer special community events with in-person and virtual programming

WHAT: The public is invited to celebrate the second annual California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the California State Parks Foundation.

Through special community events and in-person and virtual programming, this week-long event celebrates California’s 280 state parks and the people who visit and help protect these iconic places. A complete list of the week’s events and how to participate are available at CAStateParksWeek.org.

WHEN: June 14 – 18, 2023; highlights include:  

WHERE: Various locations throughout California, including: Del Norte County,  Humboldt, Mendocino, Point Lobos, Carpinteria, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Malibu and many more. 

A complete list of the week’s events and how to participate are available at CAStateParksWeek.org.

WHY: California’s 280 state park units preserve and protect the state’s natural and cultural history. In recent years, it has become abundantly clear that public lands play a critical role in making communities stronger, happier and healthier. Our shared parks are places where everyone can connect with nature and find inspiration and joy. California State Parks Week is a fun way to celebrate the wonder and sense of community that the outdoors provide to Californians and visitors from all over the world.

California State Parks protect the best of the state’s natural and cultural history; more than 340 miles of coastline; the tallest, largest and among the oldest trees in the world; and deserts, lakes, rivers and beaches. Across 280 parks statewide, there are more than 5,200 miles of trails, and 15,000 campsites, prehistoric and historic archeological sites, ghost towns, historic homes and monuments — all waiting to be explored. 

Big Trees Display
Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photo by Max Whittaker, courtesy of Save the Redwoods League.

INFO: For additional guidelines and safety tips, please visit CAStateParksWeek.org.


Media is invited to attend local area events. To schedule interviews and in-person photo opportunities, please contact Robin Carr at (415) 766-0927 or redwoods@landispr.com

To access hi-res images and b-roll video, please visit the California State Parks Week newsroom.