In September 2021, the California State Park and Recreation Commission renamed Patrick’s Point State Park to Sue-meg State Park, as part of their “Reexamining Our Past” initiative. From a State Parks Press Release:
“This genuinely historic decision represents a turning point in the relationship between tribes and the state. We asked the Commission to alter the name of the park because we have an obligation to ensure the next generation inherits a more just world,” said Joseph L. James, Chairman of the Yurok Tribe.
“California State Parks applauds the California State Park and Recreation Commission’s approval to rename Patrick’s Point State Park to Sue-meg State Park. This is the first park name change as part of the state’s Reexamining Our Past Initiative and is a momentous step to heal relationships with Native Americans in working together in recognition and honor of indigenous cultural and linguistic relationships.” said Armando Quintero, Director of California State Parks.
Redwood EdVentures is in the process of updating our Quest Brochures, patches, and related materials. Read the full press release on the Sue-meg State Park webpage.