Members Park Free at Jack London, Sugarloaf Parks in June

May 26, 2016 in News

Sonoma County’s biggest and most beautiful parks are making it easier to visit this summer through a program allowing pass holders for one park to use that pass at any of the other parks during the month of June.  

Through the program, which begins June 1, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Jack London State Historic Park, and the entire Sonoma County Regional Parks system are sharing their parking passes to allow more people to easily access and experience Sonoma County’s great outdoors.  

Those parks include two state-owned favorites in Sonoma Valley – with Sugarloaf offering many spectacular views, and Jack London showcasing the history and beauty of the famous writer’s home to thousands of visitors each year – along with more than 50 in the county Regional Parks system, spanning from coast to mountains and from river to bay. A parking pass to any one of these parks, offers easy and free access to all of them.  

“This unique collaboration is designed to make it easier for locals and tourists to visit all of the amazing parks in our region, and hopefully discover new trails and vistas, and make new friends in the process,” said Tjiska Van Wyk, Executive Director for Jack London State Historic Park.  

“This is a great opportunity for our parks members to enjoy these beautiful state parks, and for pass holders at Jack London and Sugarloaf Ridge to visit our incredible county parks system,” said Regional Parks Director Caryl Hart.  

Adding to the spirit of interconnection, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park will be offering a shuttle service between it and a neighboring park, Hood Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve, on Saturday, June 11. Under that one-day program, the “Sugar Shuttle” will depart from the Sugarloaf Ridge visitors center at the top of every hour and from Hood Mountain’s Pythian Road lot at the bottom of every hour, shuttling park-goers back and forth. Sugarloaf Ridge park manager John Roney described the shuttle program as a perfect compliment to June’s shared-parking program.

“Come to Sugarloaf, park your car, ride the shuttle over to Hood, and then hike back to your car – or vice versa,” Roney said. “Either way, visitors will see the many beautiful things both parks have to offer.”  

Tickets for the shuttle are $5 per person per ride. For more details or to buy tickets in advance, click here.

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