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Save the Redwoods League Announces Special Birthday Edition of ‘Free Second Saturday’ in 100+ parks statewide: 100 Parks for 100 Years

Special Birthday Edition of Free Second Saturday
Ashley Boarman, Landis Communications
Phone: 415-359-2312 | Email: redwoods@landispr.com
 

100+ Redwood National, State, Regional, County and Local Park Destinations Will Be Offering a Limited Number of Free Day-Use Passes for Saturday, October 13th

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SAN FRANCISCO (September 24, 2018) — To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forests, Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and 24 park agencies are offering free day-use admission to more than 100 redwood parks statewide on the second Saturday of October. This special edition of this popular program will take place on October 13 during celebration week. Passes are available for download at FreeRedwoodsDays.org starting on September 26th at 8 a.m.

The goal of Free Second Saturdays, which has been running all year at 40+ Redwood State Parks, is to connect the people of California with these magnificent natural legacies, to inspire visitors with the beauty and power of the redwoods, and to celebrate Save the Redwoods League’s 100-year conservation legacy.

With October being the League’s official Centennial Celebration Month and 2018 having been declared the Year of the Redwoods by the California State Legislature (SR 100) — the League has expanded the group of parks partners to include national, regional, county and city parks, in addition to the state parks that have been participating each month, so that it has 100+ parks for its 100th birthday.

The passes cover day-use admission and parking fees to those parks where there are usually entrance fees. Passes for October 13 are available on a first-come, first-served basis at FreeRedwoodsDays.org beginning September 26 at 8 a.m. Some of the participating parks are Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Please visit FreeRedwoodsDays.org to sign up as space is limited.

Please keep in mind:

  • For parks that are always free, no pass is required to participate.
  • For parks that require passes, the number of passes is limited. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis according to each park’s capacity.
  • Only one day-use pass is needed per vehicle, per park.
  • The pass covers day-use admission and parking fees. The pass does not guarantee a parking space or entry if the park is full due to high demand.
  • To ensure valid entry and avoid fines, printed passes must be presented to park staff members at entry gates or displayed on vehicle dashboards if no personnel are on duty.
  • Electronic images of the pass will not be accepted.
  • Consider visiting a state park during off-peak hours – opening time to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to closing time.
  • Visitors without passes are welcome, but must pay admission.
  • We encourage all park visitors to review and obey park rules.
  • Share your experiences with us on social media and tag them with #Stand4Redwoods and #FreeRedwoodsDays.
  • Select redwood parks are not participating in this promotion, including: Muir Woods, Yosemite, and Sequoia/Kings Canyon.

For detailed information, including a full list of participating parks, park operating hours and outdoor safety tips (external link), please visit FreeRedwoodsDays.org.

Free Second Saturdays will continue through the rest of 2018 at 40+ Redwood State Parks on:

  • November 10
  • December 8

“People come from around the world to walk among California’s ancient redwoods,” said Sam Hodder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Save the Redwoods League. “As part of our Centennial celebration, Save the Redwoods League is thrilled to host a free day in the redwood parks once a month all year long. We invite you to stand under the world’s tallest living creatures – the most powerful forest in the fight against climate change – and learn why we are working so hard to protect and restore it. We are celebrating our 100th birthday in the redwood parks, and we want you to join us!”

To access images or videos, please visit our newsroom. To schedule an interview, please contact Ashley Boarman, Landis Communications, at (415) 359-2312 or redwoods@landispr.com.


Complete list of participating park agencies

Arcata Environmental Services Department
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
CAL FIRE
California State Parks
City of Berkeley
City of Fairfax
City of Los Altos
City of Palo Alto
City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department
County of Del Norte Parks Department
County of Mendocino Parks Department
East Bay Regional Park District
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
Landpaths
Marin County Parks
Midpeninsula (Midpen) Regional Open Space
National Park Service
Oakland Parks & Recreation
San Mateo County Parks
Santa Clara County Parks
Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Department
Sonoma County Regional Parks
The Wildlands Conservancy and Sonoma Land Trust
US Forest Service

Participating Parks, by County

Alameda

  • Codornices Park — no pass required
  • Joaquin Miller Park — no pass required
  • Leona Canyon Regional Park — no pass required
  • Leona Heights — no pass required
  • Redwood Regional Park — no pass required
  • Roberts Regional Recreation Area — no pass required
  • Tilden Regional Park — no pass required

Calaveras

  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park — SOLD OUT

Del Norte

  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park — AVAILABLE
  • Florence Keller County Park — no pass required
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park — AVAILABLE
  • Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest — no pass required
  • Ruby Van Deventer County Park — no pass required

Humboldt

  • Arcata Community Forest — no pass required
  • Benbow State Recreation Area — AVAILABLE
  • Fort Humboldt State Historic Park — SOLD OUT
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park — AVAILABLE
  • Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area — SOLD OUT
  • Headwaters Forest Reserve — no pass required
  • Humboldt Lagoons State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park — AVAILABLE
  • John B. Dewitt Redwoods State Natural Reserve — AVAILABLE
  • Patrick’s Point State Park — AVAILABLE
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park — AVAILABLE
  • Redwood National Park — no pass required
  • Richardson Grove State Park — AVAILABLE
  • Shady Dell (Lost Coast Trail) — no pass required

Marin

  • Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Bolinas Park — no pass required
  • French Ranch Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Indian Tree Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Peri Park — no pass required
  • Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park — SOLD OUT

Mariposa

  • Sierra National Forest — no pass required

Mendocino

  • Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area — SOLD OUT
  • Faulkner County Park — no pass required
  • Hendy Woods State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Indian Creek County Park — no pass required
  • Jackson Demonstration State Forest — no pass required
  • Jug Handle State Natural Reserve — AVAILABLE
  • Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve — SOLD OUT
  • Mendocino Headlands State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Mendocino Woodlands State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve — SOLD OUT
  • Navarro River Redwoods State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve — SOLD OUT
  • Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area — AVAILABLE
  • Van Damme State Park — AVAILABLE

Monterey

  • Andrew Molera State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Garrapata State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park — SOLD OUT

Napa

  • Bothe-Napa Valley State Park — SOLD OUT

Placer

  • Tahoe National Forest — no pass required
San Mateo

  • Butano State Park — SOLD OUT
  • El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Huddart Park — SOLD OUT
  • Memorial Park — SOLD OUT
  • Pescadero Creek Park — SOLD OUT
  • Phleger Estate — entrance through Huddart Park (see above)
  • Portola Redwoods State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Sam McDonald Park — SOLD OUT
  • Thornewood Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve — no pass required
  • Wunderlich Park — no pass required

Santa Clara

  • Mount Madonna County Park — SOLD OUT
  • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve — no pass required
  • Redwood Grove Natural Preserve — no pass required
  • Sanborn County Park — SOLD OUT

Santa Cruz

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Byrne-Milliron Forest — no pass required
  • Castle Rock State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Lodato Open Space — no pass required
  • Pogonip Open Space — no pass required
  • Soquel Demonstration State Forest — no pass required
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Wilder Ranch State Park — SOLD OUT

Sonoma

  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve — SOLD OUT
  • Austin Creek State Recreation Area — AVAILABLE
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park — AVAILABLE
  • Grove of the Old Trees — no pass required
  • Gualala Point Regional Park — AVAILABLE
  • Jack London State Historic Park — SOLD OUT
  • Jenner Headlands Preserve — no pass required
  • Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve — AVAILABLE
  • North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve — SOLD OUT
  • Riverfront Regional Park — AVAILABLE
  • Russian Gulch State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Salt Point State Park — AVAILABLE
  • Soda Springs County Reserve — no pass required
  • Sonoma Coast State Park — SOLD OUT
  • Stillwater Cove Regional Park — no pass required

Tulare

  • Case Mountain Giant Sequoias — no pass required

Save the Redwoods League
About Save the Redwoods League
One of the nation’s oldest conservation organizations, Save the Redwoods League has been protecting and restoring redwood forests since 1918, connecting generations of visitors with the beauty and serenity of the redwood forest. Our 20,000 supporters have enabled the League to protect more than 204,000 acres of irreplaceable forest in 66 state, national and local parks and reserves. For more information, go to SaveTheRedwoods.org.
 

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