Save JL Park

Writers Unite to Save Jack London Park

On April 10, 2012, the State of California accepted the Valley of the Moon History Association offer to run Jack London State Historic Park.

Read on! And don’t forget to make a donation.

In 2010, Jack London State Historic Park celebrated its 50th anniversary as a state park. It was slated to be closed in 2012 due to California State budget cuts. Jack London was one of the founding members of California Writers Club. His ranch in Glen Ellen, CA serves today as an inspiration to writers.

Volunteers beautifully restored the London cottage several years ago. One can gain a true glimpse of how this writer worked. Now, to save the park and keep it open, more help is needed. Your donation goes to making Jack London’s legacy live on.

Redwood Writers is proud to join CWC and the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation and many others to keep our parks open.

See below for making an online Donation   JLP Flyer for RWC pdf file

The state park is just over the half of the original 1400-acre ranch. Part of the park includes Wolf House, House of the Happy Walls and the Londons’ gravesite. Beauty Ranch, another part of the park has London’s cottage, farm buildings and lake.

Hours at the park are already curtailed. Please visit Thursday through Monday, 10am-4pm. The cottage is only open Saturday and Sunday. $8 per car. No extra fee for the museum at House of Happy Walls or at the cottage

Please support this park with a generous donation. Click on the following links for more information.

Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation

Valley of the Moon History Association at http://www.jacklondonpark.com/

California’s Writers Week

Jack London State Historic Park

CA Parks Foundation

Press Democrat article on Bill passage for Non-profit Group to manage State Park

Press Democrat article on Volunteer Group

Opinion Piece by Retired Ranger

Guest blog in Press Democrat’s Trailhead

Visit RWC Member Lynn Millar’s blog about Jack London State Historic Park

Send Donations to Redwood Writers, “for JLP” PO Box 4687, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

of click Donate and make your donation.

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