SAVE THE REDWOODS LEAGUE TO PROVIDE FREE DAY-USE ADMISSION FOR ANYONE WHO VISITS A PARTICIPATING CALIFORNIA REDWOOD STATE PARK ON THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING
— Conservation nonprofit and California State Parks invite everyone to start a new Black Friday tradition
SAN FRANCISCO (November 18, 2015) — Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization in the world dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural ranges, today announced Free Friday in the Redwoods — free admission to 49 participating California redwood state parks on Black Friday, November 27, 2015.
On the day after Thanksgiving, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks invite everyone to bring their friends and families to explore a beautiful redwood state park. The shopping — and the leftovers — can wait. Thanksgiving is about sharing time with friends and family, and appreciating our many shared blessings. Redwood parks are uniquely suited for both! So come to a redwood state park; free admission sponsored by Save the Redwoods League is the best bargain you’re going to find this Black Friday!
“Thanksgiving is a great American tradition,” said Sam Hodder, president and chief executive officer of Save the Redwoods League. “This year, Save the Redwoods League wants to make it even better. We are starting a new tradition for Black Friday. We invite everyone to experience the moments of joy, renewal and inspiration that you’ll find among our natural wonders, the ancient giant redwoods.”
“California State Parks and Save the Redwoods League have worked together for more than 80 years to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to protect its most valued natural resources,” said California State Parks Director, Lisa Mangat. “Free Friday in the Redwoods continues that tradition, inviting everyone to enjoy one of our greatest treasures, the redwood forest.”
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: All visitors wishing to enjoy Free Redwood Parks Day must go to SaveTheRedwoods.org/freefriday to download and print a paper Free Redwood State Parks Day-Use Pass, which must be presented to state park staff at the entry gate. If no state parks employee is on duty, the pass must be displayed on their vehicle’s dashboard. Free admission is good for day-use only. Day-use hours are typically 8 a.m. to sunset. Recreational activities at individual parks may vary. Examples include walking, hiking, biking and picnicking. Please check California Redwood State Park you wish to visit for hours and activities. Links to each park are at SaveTheRedwoods.org/freefriday.
EDITORS ALSO NOTE: Free trip guides and brochures also available on our website. To access B-roll or redwood state park images please visit our news resources page.
Participating California Redwoods State Parks and Partnering Cooperating Associations/ Friends Groups
Near the Bay Area
Big Basin Redwoods SP
Andrew Molera SP
North Coast Redwoods
Admiral William Standley SRA
Armstrong Redwoods SNR
Calaveras Big Trees SP
SP: State Park | SNR: State Natural Reserve | SRA: State Recreation Area | SHP: State Historic Park
About Save the Redwoods League
Walk through a redwood forest—home of the tallest, largest and some of the oldest living beings on Earth—and you can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of awe and peace among these magnificent giants. Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has led the effort to protect coast redwoods and giant sequoias for all to experience and enjoy. To date, the League has protected nearly 200,000 acres of redwood forest and associated land from southern Oregon to the Big Sur coastline of central California. As part of that effort, the organization has created and expanded 63 redwood parks and preserves that inspire awestruck visitors from around the world. For more information, visit SaveTheRedwoods.org.