Author: Denise

Pioneer Monument Restoration Milestone

This past Monday was the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate a huge milestone in restoring the 102-year-old Pioneer Monument at Donner Memorial State Park. We at the Sierra State Parks Foundation along with California State Parks and the Native Sons of the Golden West co-hosted a virtual ribbon cutting event to celebrate the awarding of […]

Sugar Pine Point State Park Tennis Court Restoration

We are so happy and excited to announce that the tennis courts at Sugar Pine Point State Park have undergone their renovation and are back open! Below is a video of our ribbon cutting ceremony with California State Parks. We could not have completed this restoration of the historic tennis courts without the partnership of […]

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is excited to be a sponsor of “Walk with Obi: Burned Forests of the Sierra.” Click for more information about this virtual event!

A Message from Executive Director, Heidi Doyle

Hello all, Please see the attached notice below that cause firewood sales to be suspended until further notice. Several California State Parks are impacted by the California fires, including Big Basin which has lost its historic core of buildings. Many of our local State Park employees are now deployed at other units to assist with evacuations […]

California State Parks Press Release: State Parks Closes Park Units Due to Ongoing Wildfires

State Parks Issues Full, Partial Closures of Park Units Due to Ongoing Wildfires California’s Oldest State Park, Big Basin Redwoods, Extensively Damaged  SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks issued full or partial closures today for more than two dozen parks due to the ongoing wildfires burning across much of the state. Camping reservation holders impacted by the […]

Women in the Parks

This August 18th is the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment prohibited denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex, in other words, it gave women the right to vote. Florence Hellman Ehrman In 1903, Isiah Wolf Hellman completed his summer […]

Resilience Fund

We are writing this letter to seek your financial support to sustain our Foundation’s mission. Any financial support is so appreciated so we can keep our awesome employees on payroll, continue to care for our precious cultural resources, provide innovative school programming for this coming year, and create the unique park experiences you have come to expect from Sierra State Parks Foundation.

Songs “Across the Plains” Lyrics

A Song Cycle based on Virginia Reed Murphy’s  memoir “Across the Plains in the Donner Party: A Personal Narrative of the Overland Trip to California” PLAYLIST I’s Only Twelve But I Remember It Well Platte River Valley (instrumental) Billy: A Treasure So Kind Please Mr. Hastings Twenty Wells, Utah Oh How the Wagon Wheel Becomes […]