April 12, 2022 ~ A California State Library Parks Pass is now available at Cerritos Library for cardholders.
The pass provides free one-day vehicle admission to over 200 participating state park units.
The pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with a capacity of nine or less or one highway-licensed motorcycle at participating state parks.
The pass is a hang tag and can be picked up at the loan office for a two week loan period.
As there is a very high demand for the pass, it is not available for crate renewal.
Library cardholders can block the pass if it has already been checked out by another patron.
Information about the parks where the pass can be used is available on the California State Parks website at checkoutcastateparks.com.
Participating parks include Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Chino Hills State Park, Crystal Cove State Park, and Will Rogers State Beach.
The pass will not be honored at state park units operated by federal or local government and private agencies or concessionaires.
Additionally, the pass is not valid for per person admission or sightseeing fees (such as museums), boat use, camping, group use or sites, special events, additional/additional vehicle costs, use of sanitary disposal or for additional costs.
California State Parks and the California State Library provided the state public library pass as an additional opportunity to advance safe and equitable outdoor access for all Californians.
Cerritos Library has a hang tag for the California State Library Parks Pass and is expected to receive two more passes by the end of May.
The program is expected to be offered until June 30, 2024.
The 2021-2022 state budget included initiatives to advance equitable access to state parks and open spaces for all Californians.
A one-time investment of $9.1 million from the General Fund was included in the budget to launch a state parks pilot project to expand the distribution of park passes, particularly for youth in communities. disadvantaged.
Detailed information about the California State Library’s new parks program is available online at checkoutcastateparks.com. For more information on all new park pass programs, visit parks.ca.gov/californiaoutdoorsforall.