Smiley Library patrons can now use their library cards to visit state parks for free!
Thanks to a partnership between the California State Library and the California State Parks, Smiley Library patrons can check out parks passes to gain free parking at over 200 state parks. Use your library card to check out a parking pass for two weeks, just like you would check out a book. Passes circulate for two weeks and are non-renewable.
Smiley Library has been given three parks passes. If all are in use, you may place a hold for the next available one.
Just hang the pass from your rearview mirror and you’ll have access to beautiful state parks, including California Citrus State Park in Riverside, Wildwood Canyon in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, and Silverlake State Recreation Area in the mountains north of San Bernardino, as well as over 200 more parks up and down the Golden State.
“Parks and libraries have the potential to be powerful symbols and agents for California’s open spaces,” said California State Parks Director Armando Quintero. “It is an honor to work side-by-side with the California State Library and partners to advance outdoor access to all Californians via public libraries, inspire stewardship for the start park system, and build a healthier California.”