Save the Redwoods League has developed partnerships to encourage people to explore and enjoy California’s most spectacular landscapes.
California’s parks provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation. Spending time outdoors relieves stress, boosts creativity and imagination, and reinvigorates the mind while promoting active, healthy lifestyles. These benefits can be magnified by spending time with family and friends, strengthening the bonds between us and nature. By offering free day-use park passes, we hope to initiate thousands of new visits to our parks, inspire a love of nature, and establish a strong conservation ethic across diverse generations and communities.
Green Friday’s purpose is to connect people with California’s outdoors for the first time or to rekindle their love for them by providing free admission to participating state parks on the day after Thanksgiving. 116 California state parks, from majestic redwoods to pristine beaches, participated in 2016 and we welcomed over 35,000 visitors to the parks on November 25. Funding for the program was supported by the generous members and donors of Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Foundation. Learn More
Redwood Parks Day
Inspired by the #OptOutside movement initiated by outdoor recreation retailer REI, Save the Redwoods League took the initiative a step further by encouraging people to enjoy the day after Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family in California’s majestic redwood landscapes. We sponsored free admission to 48 redwood state parks in 2015. Learn More