Parks Have Birthdays Too

Parks Have Birthdays Too

Happy Birthday to California State Parks! 150 years and still look’n good.

“California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.” Learn more and check out the Cal Parks timeline.

Looking for a park? Check out the Cal Parks finder. No two are the same and the seasons give them all a little something different. Explore!

The Things of Youth // Jon Fee

The Things of Youth // Jon Fee

After years of writing and re-writing, thinking and dreaming, a lot of help and encouragement from my dear friends Cory Gray, Daniel Mckenzie, Adam Cimino, Jake Krohn, and a ton of patience and support from my beautiful family, I am ready to share my latest musical adventure, The Things of Youth.

I’m still getting used to referring to The Things of Youth as my solo project, but it is what it is. More importantly, my first album “Volume One” is done. It’s getting mastered and then off to the pressing plant.

I’ll be posting a couple of songs soon. In the mean time, go here to watch a fun short film made by Adam while we were recording out at Stinson Beach.

Hopefully my return ends better than Apollo Creed’s!

Jon

A letter to the Queen

A letter to the Queen

Dear Elizabeth II,

We just spent six weeks in your country and we must say your parks are spectacular! From the Royal Eight to other gems like London Fields, Battersea Park, and Fulham Park. Not to mention a medley of little green spaces packed into the nooks and crannies of lovely London. All set the standard and all are equally unique in their own way.

What we found most fascinating is the foresight in your urban planning, the respect your people have for their beloved parks, and not a noisy mower in sight. How do you do it? How did you know? Who is this magical mower who is never seen or heard, but who’s work is impeccable. And who planted all the wild flowers in London Fields?

THANK YOU!

Love,

Team Parks and Records