The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

The Pine Ridge Association (PRA)


Who we are:

The Pine Ridge Association was formed in 1975 to assist the park staff in providing interpretive and educational programs to the public. The PRA has a contracted cooperating agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation and is chartered by the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The mission of the PRA is to enhance and enrich the public's experience at Henry W. Coe State Park through education,  interpretive programming, and events.


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What we do:

The PRA helps support guided walks, evening talks in the Coe Ranch visitor center, and the state park's Uniformed Volunteer training program. It sponsors the annual Mother's Day Breakfast, the fall Tarantula Fest, Backcountry Weekend, and many other park events. The PRA funds academic research projects which are in the interest of Coe Park, maintenance projects, such as springs maintenance, historic refurb projects, like the cattle chute rebuild, trail maintenance, and funds and maintains this CoePark.net website. The PRA supplies the public with free educational leaflets and publishes books and maps that are sold in the PRA bookstore at the park. Proceeds from these sales, donations and PRA membership fees are the sole source of funding for all these  programs and projects.

How you can help:

One way you can help keep these programs and projects going is to donate or become a member of the PRA. As a PRA member, you receive the association's newsletter, The Ponderosa, approximately four times a year. The newsletter contains interesting articles and updates about the park, as well as information about upcoming park and association activities. Members receive a 15% discount on items sold by the association in their bookstore. You will also get the opportunity to vote at PRA elections, and attend the PRA annual meeting. Annual PRA membership dues are $20 for an individual, $30 for a family or household, $10 for seniors (62 and over) and $20 for senior family membership. Memberships expire at the end of the calendar year. New memberships paid after July 1st are in effect until the end of the following year. Donations can be selected in any multiple of $10. In PayPal, select the quantity of $10 donations you would like to give.

Thank you for your support! Through your memberships and donations, we can help provide services and programs for this beautiful 87,000 acre park.