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Celebrate 280 Amazing State Parks with the Second Annual California State Parks Week

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

Join us in celebrating the second annual California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by California State ParksSave the Redwoods LeagueParks 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

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

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

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

WHY: California’s 280 state parks play a critical role in making communities stronger, happier and healthier. These  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 California residents and visitors from all over the world.

California State Parks include more than 340 miles of coastline, more than 5,200 miles of trails, and 15,000 campsites. From the tallest, largest and among the oldest trees in the world to deserts, lakes, rivers and beaches across 280 parks statewide, there are prehistoric and historic archeological sites, ghost towns, historic homes and monuments — all waiting to be explored. 

INFO: For additional guidelines and safety tips, please visit


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

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

Download event flyer: 23CalParksWeek_2pageFlyer_EN