“How to Get Free Entrance to 54 California State Parks for Fourth Graders and Their Families” – NBC Los Angeles

California offers free access to state parks for fourth graders and their families through the State Park Adventure Pass program. This initiative is the result of a partnership between California State Parks, the First Partner’s Office, and the Natural Resources Agency. The State Park Adventure Pass provides free access to 54 state parks for fourth graders, their families, and friends.

The program was made possible through the allocation of $5.6 million from the governor’s signature of Senate Bill 129. Additionally, $3 million was allocated to create the State Library Park Pass Program, which provides free vehicle day-use passes to 200 state park units for library card holders.

To qualify for the California State Park Adventure Pass, fourth graders must be residents of California. They can be joined by up to three adults and other children in the vehicle when visiting the park. The pass holder is entitled to a fee waiver for day-use entry, provided that the vehicle is a single, private, non-commercial mode of transportation used to bring the fourth graders to the state park unit.

The pass is valid for one academic year period from September 1 to August 31 while the child is a fourth grader or equivalent. To request the pass, parents or guardians can create an account by calling (800) 444-7275 or visiting ReserveCalifornia.com. The pass will be sent via email after registration.

Another option for obtaining the pass is by visiting a State Parks Pass Sales Office. The program includes various state parks in Southern California, and a full list of participating parks can be found on the program’s website.

The State Park Adventure Pass provides an opportunity for children and their families to explore the natural beauty of California’s parks at no cost. This initiative aims to encourage outdoor activities and provide access to nature for all residents of California.


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