Super Bowl and Redwoods – What Could They Possibly Have in Common?

Transamerica Redwood Park in San Francisco. Photo by TheWestEnd, Flickr Creative Commons
Transamerica Redwood Park in San Francisco. Photo by TheWestEnd, Flickr Creative Commons

Well, almost nothing… Really, the only thing they share in common is bringing people together outdoors. Although it’s a far cry from a park or beach, at the very least, the Super Bowl will be played outside among a sea of football fanatics. Everyone will be enjoying a beer, garlic fries and hopefully a sunny, beautiful day in Santa Clara. I know, I just can’t help myself. I’m a glass-half-full type of gal.

If you’re in the Bay Area but you didn’t score tickets to the big game or the surrounding festivities in San Francisco, or would simply prefer to avoid the crowds altogether, here are a few suggestions for including the redwoods in Super Bowl weekend:

Pyramid Redwood Park: “Tucked next to San Francisco’s tallest building in the Financial District is an oasis of redwoods, evergreens, ferns, flowers and fountains. As one of the most popular privately owned public open spaces…in the city, Pyramid Redwood Park provides a lunchtime sanctuary for white-collar workers.” Featured in the New York Times and 7×7 Magazine (scroll down to number 6).

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: Think this wild, scenic old-growth forest is just too far? Think again! We can transport you between touchdowns for a quick redwoods fix. Check out our live feed.

You pick the park and plan your escape: Visit our website during time-outs to get inspired and plan your next visit to the redwoods. If your favorite team doesn’t win, at least you’ll always have the redwoods!

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About Jennifer Benito-Kowalski


Jennifer joined Save the Redwoods League in 2007 as the Director of Outreach, charged with leading the organization's marketing communications and outreach efforts to connect people to the peace and beauty of the redwood forests.

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