California State Library Parks Pass Program

Research shows that spending time in the outdoors is associated with better mental and physical health, and that many Californians face barriers to accessing their parks. California has a wealth of state parks, and many public libraries are likely within driving distance of one. By reducing barriers to park access and partnering with entities such as public libraries, the state can help more Californians explore the outdoors and generate positive impacts in the area of health, natural resource stewardship, and historical and cultural connections.

Through a partnership with California State Parks and the California State Library, free State Parks vehicle day-use passes are now available to check out at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.  

To learn more about this program, please see the information below or download this brochure (PDF). Pass is only valid for the over 200 participating state park units. For a list of eligible parks, download the handout (PDF) here. 

CA Parks Pass logo

Parks Pass Borrowing Guidelines

To check out a Parks Pass from the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, please review the following guidelines:

  • A valid library card must be presented at the time of checkout.
  • Patrons may only check out one pass at a time.
  • Patrons can place a hold on passes currently checked out; holds cannot be placed on the Lucky Day Pass. 
  • Pass can be checked out for 14 days and is not renewable. 

For terms and conditions about the CA State Library Parks Pass program, please click here.