Use Your Library Card to Visit California State Parks



California State Parks and the California State Library today announced an additional opportunity to advance safe and equitable outdoor access to all Californians.


Starting this week — National Library Week — California State Parks will be distributing the California State Library Parks Pass to public libraries across the state for checkout by library patrons (learn more).


The new pass will allow free vehicle day use entry at more than 200 participating state park units. “Spending time in nature is crucial to our mental health and well-being,” said First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom.


“We’re lucky to have the largest state park system in the nation, and I am thrilled to partner with California State Parks and the California State Library to help make those spaces more accessible to California families. With the California State Library Parks Pass, anyone with a library card will be able to unlock the benefits and beauty of our majestic state parks.”