The Adventure Continues… Parks in Progress
I’m posting this a day late, but it’s such a great episode I couldn’t wait to share it. California State Parks come in so many different sizes and shapes and with such diverse back stories. In this episode from 2008, Huell visited two up-and-coming parks in Northern California’s Bay Area that have since been opened to the public. At the time the episode aired, Marsh Creek State Historic Park, east of Mount Diablo, didn’t even have a name yet; but it was a beautiful area loaded with prehistoric and early California history. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area in San Francisco has a much more recent history — in fact, I have a few memories of visiting Candlestick Park with my family in the early 1960s to see the SF Giants play baseball! What a privilege to be able to watch the development of both of these parks as they move from the past into the future.
With over 270 State Parks all over California, popular PBS Host Huell Howser wanted to know just how a park becomes a park, so he teams up with Park Superintendent Don Monahan for a look at two parks in progress. The first stop is at the John Marsh house which is being lovingly restored. Then it’s on to Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. As always, you’re invited to join us for this learning adventure.