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Published on June 9, 2023

CA State Parks Week 2023

California State Parks Week 2023 is just around the corner, and it's time to celebrate the beauty and diversity of our state's remarkable park system. From stunning coastlines to majestic redwood forests, California's state parks offer endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. To make the most of this special week, there's no better companion than OuterSpatial, the official mobile app of California State Parks. From June 14th to June 18th, we invite you to join us in honoring the magnificence of California's 280 state parks and engaging in a variety of exciting events and activities.

Wednesday, June 14th: Explore New Experiences

Embark on a journey of discovery as you explore the wonders of California's state parks. From the breathtaking beaches to the enchanting ancient redwood forests, there is something for everyone to see, do, and experience. We encourage you to visit a state park and try something new. Whether it's your first camping trip, an interpretive hike to learn about local history, or thrilling adventures like surfing, boating, or off-roading, California State Parks Week is your chance to embrace new activities that may ignite a lifelong passion.

Thursday, June 15th: Nourish Your Health and Well-Being

Spend time in nature and embrace the healing power it offers. Studies have shown that being in the outdoors can have significant benefits for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. California's state parks provide us with sanctuaries, inspiration, and moments of joy. When we connect with nature, we are connecting with ourselves and enhancing our overall health. Take a walk, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the serenity of the great outdoors.

Friday, June 16th: Support Climate Resilience

California's state parks play a vital role in climate resilience. These public lands, including forests, oceans, and grasslands, store immense amounts of carbon, making them powerful tools in combating climate change. It is crucial that we protect and preserve these lands and waters. On this day, we encourage you to learn more about state parks' efforts to ensure climate resilience. From expanding protected lands and restoring forests to engaging in educational discussions about climate threats and solutions, let's actively support the conservation of our natural resources.

Saturday, June 17th: Celebrate Community and Culture

California's state parks are for everyone, and we celebrate the rich diversity of our communities. We honor the contributions and experiences of historically underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. Join us for a day of celebrations and cultural events at state parks across the state. Let us come together, share our stories, and deepen our connection with our shared parks.

Sunday, June 18th: Care for Our Shared Lands

Caring for our public lands requires collective efforts. Partnerships and volunteers play a vital role in maintaining the health, beauty, and biodiversity of California's State Park System. Discover how you can get involved in protecting and stewarding these cherished parks. Whether as park staff, a volunteer, or a partner, your contribution is invaluable. Join us in caring for our shared lands and ensuring their preservation for future generations.