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Planning Your Trip – Before You Go!

Are you a trip planner or do you go with the flow? I am definitely the planner type (even though most things never go …

Visiting State Parks During the Pandemic: A Blog Toolkit

While the pandemic has temporarily taken away in-person classes, work, and social gatherings, but it hasn’t taken away our hope or the outdoors.   California has a wealth of outdoors spaces that can …
Camping-under-moonlight-Anza-Borrego

ParkSpeak: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

In the final ParkSpeak event of 2020, we visited Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Special guests including Ray Lennox, District …
The future of California State Parks

What’s the Future of Parks? An Interview with Director Armando Quintero

Have you met Armando Quintero yet? He recently joined the parks family as the new director of the California …
La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

ParkSpeak: La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park is where early California meets the digital age. Parks California went behind the …
Innovative Approaches to Increasing Park Access

Innovative Approaches to Increasing Park Access – Part 1

Our connection with nature is as diverse as the California landscapes and our people. At Parks California, we believe …
Nature as a tool for social change

Nature as a Tool for Social Change: A Conversation with California State Parks

This summer, we chatted with our friend and California State Parks’ deputy director of external affairs Sedrick Mitchell on …
ParkSpeak: Sumeg Village in Patrick’s Point State Park

ParkSpeak: Sumeg Village in Patrick’s Point State Park

This year, we’re adventuring through California’s State Parks – virtually. California’s 280 state parks offer a rich history that …
Reclaiming Indigenous Roots

Reclaiming Indigenous Roots: The Story of Año Nuevo

Given the unpredictability of what we’re allowed to do outside of our homes, Parks California turned its attention to …
Los Angeles State Historic Park

The Story Behind Los Angeles State Historic Park

In Parks California’s first-ever Facebook Live event, we spoke to our friends Stephanie and Luis of Los Angeles State …