MAPA Mission Statement: “To Inspire and Ensure Stewardship of the State parks in Mendocino County.”

An important part of the Mendocino Area Parks Association's mission is to fund educational programs in our local State Parks. Naturalist/ interpreters, and experienced docents provide various programs to a wide spectrum of ages.

The following programs are made possible through your donations and memberships:

  • Junior Rangers

  • Campfire Programs

  • Nature Walks

  • Displays and Exhibits

  • Field Trips


Field Trips

There are a variety of field trip opportunities available in our local State Parks. See below for more information:

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To book a field trip call (707)895-3059

Ford House Visitor Center and Museum Living History Field Trips: 2nd - 3rd grade.

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To book a Ford House Living History field trip call 707-937-5397 and ask for the Ford House Manager.

Second and third graders have the opportunity to step back in time and relive the pioneer days by making biscuits, churning butter, washing clothes the pioneer way, and playing pioneer games.  Other age groups will be considered, please contact Jim Owens, Ford House Manager, for more information.