Doheny Update
June 2022


Congratulations to our DSBF Environmental Studies Scholarship Grant Winners, Sophie Shapero and Madison Mairs!  The DSBF is pleased to recognize these two accomplished Dana Hills High School students for demonstrating interest in environmental studies and issues relevant to the preservation and protection of our parks, their natural and cultural resources and the mission of the Foundation.  We wish them much success in the pursuit of their goals and dreams.

Visitor Center & Aquarium Hours
The Visitor Center/Aquarium is currently open Thursday-Sunday 10-4 .  We will post more visitor hours as summer approaches. Come on in and meet Lilly the Spiny Lobster. It is estimated that she is over 70 years old.  Spiny lobsters tend to live in crevices of rocks venturing out at night to seek snails, clams or sea urchins to eat. Spiny lobsters navigate using the smell and taste of natural substances in the water that change in different parts of the ocean.  Potential predators may be deterred from eating spiny lobsters by a loud screech made by the antennae of the spiny lobsters rubbing against a smooth part of their exoskeleton. Spiny lobsters usually exhibit the social habit of being together.

Congratulations to volunteers Jeanette Shue and Eugenia Shue for receiving the SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from California State Parks for providing 25 years of unwavering dedication and countless contributions to Doheny State Beach.  Thank you ladies for your continued support of all of our programs, but specifically Docent duties and the Halloween Haunt.  You two are amazing and we appreciate you so much!

Visitor Center & Aquarium Updates
June 25-26, 2022
Parking fees at State Beach in effect
Join us for some Surf inspired family fun including Classic Woodies, Vintage Surfboards & Gear, Vendor Village, Fantastic Food, Festive Music, Menehune Surf Contest on Saturday and Sunday the 60's Surf Competition (boards that are pre-1969) and the Los Molinos Beer Garden.
We are located on the North Lawn and Boardwalk area.
DOHENY STORE POP UP is located on the boardwalk just north of the bike rental.  We are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10-4 (weather permitting).  Stop by and say Hi and get your favorite Doheny goods and gear.  We have great Father's Day and Grad gifts!  A State Park Pass is a great gift as well, check in with the Kiosk at the entry. 


Doheny State Beach will host daily activities in theme with this first time statewide event.  
Tuesday, June 14 - CA Tribes Day-10am-Visitor Center-Park Naturalist Vicki will do a Q&A on area Tribes and Display Artifacts 

Wednesday, June 15 - Kids Day - 10am Join Junior Rangers and Park Naturalist Vicki at the Campfire Center 

Thursday, June 16 - Health & Wellness Day - 10am - Main Lifeguard Tower for informative walk around the park and Providence Mission Hospital will be on hand to give away Multi-Sport Helmets until supplies are gone.

Friday, June 17 - Stewardship Day - 10am- Butterfly Garden for tour or Clean Up Activity with Naturalist Vicki

Saturday, June 18 - Volunteer Day - 10am-Visitor Center - Join Docent Kip Kinnings to see what a volunteer does and how you can get involved.

Board President KC Kinnings wanted to share this quote:  
"Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come.  Get up and make them."
Madam CJ Walker

Upcoming Events
June 14-18 First Annual California State Parks Week (Various Activities TBA)
June 20 10:30am Junior Rangers & Campfire Programs
June 25 & 26 Surf Fest 9am-5pm 
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