California State Parks to Honor the Military on Memorial Day

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Veterans, active and reserve military can visit participating California state parks for free on Memorial Day, officials said.

The California Department of Parks list of natural areas honoring the free admission offer includes some in the San Diego area: South Carlsbad State Beach, Torrey Pines State Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve, Silver Strand State Beach, Palomar Mountain State Park, Cardiff State Beach, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

“To honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, State Parks is offering military members free admission to some of the most amazing places in California’s state park system,” said the Director of California State Parks, Armando Quintero. “Thank you for your service.”

Service members must present valid military ID or proof of discharge other than dishonorable or improper conduct in order to receive free admission.

Before leaving home, park officials advise visitors to check the status of the park units they wish to visit for current restrictions and guidelines. For additional guidelines and safety tips, please visit parks.ca.gov/COVID19.

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