California State Library Parks Passes

Library cardholders can now check out a free State Park vehicle day-use pass! The California State Library Parks Pass provides free vehicle day-use entry for one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle at over 200 participating state park units.

Passes are available to residents of Menlo Park (excluding unincorporated areas) aged 18 years or older.

How do I borrow the pass?

Ask at the help desk at either the Menlo Park Library or Belle Haven Branch Library to check out a Parks Pass. A valid library card is required and holds cannot be placed on park passes. Don’t have a library card? Apply for a library card

How long can I borrow the pass?

The checkout period is 14 days with no renewals. 

Where can I use the pass?

At over 200 California State Parks! 13 of the State Parks in San Mateo County are participating:

  • Año Nuevo SP
  • Bean Hollow SB
  • Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property
  • Butano SP
  • Gray Whale Cove SB
  • Half Moon Bay SB
  • Montara SB
  • Pescadero SB
  • Pigeon Point Light Station SHP
  • Pomponio SB
  • Portola Redwoods SP
  • San Gregorio SB
  • Thornton SB

View a full list of participating California State Parks.

State Library Parks Pass does not provide entry to state park units operated by federal or local government, or to state vehicular recreation areas. The Park Pass is also not valid for per person entry or tour fees, camping, boat use, group use or sites, special events, oversized vehicle fees, additional/extra vehicle fees, swimming pool fees, sanitation disposal or for supplemental fees.