Located at the northern edge of Tuolumne Meadows, Parsons Memorial Lodge has been hosting a popular summer series since 1992. During the summer months, visitors are invited to join one of its many diverse programs. The setting (an easy walk through the meadow) is unique; Parsons Lodge is one of the earliest rustic stone buildings in a national park, and became the trademark of National Park Service architecture.

Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series presents speakers ranging from artists and philosophers to research scientists, naturalists and historians. For example, in 2012 the line-up included: ‘Tiny Botanical Treasures of Tuolumne’ and the ‘16th Annual Tuolumne Meadows Poetry Festival’.

With your support this popular program gives all visitors the opportunity to connect to the park and learn something new in a unique setting.

Partnering with Yosemite National Park, Loralee Tucker Hiramoto Memorial Fund, Friends of Parsons Lodge, Institute for Law and Systems Research and Poets & Writers, Inc.

Margaret Eissler

Supervisory Park Ranger

Project Notes

The lodge, once again, fulfills its original purpose as a vibrant gathering place where ideas were exchanged — ideas that could be inspiring and life-changing, ideas about how to be in this world, how to live on this Earth, ideas that matched the mountains and powerful thinking that had come before. It is now intrinsic to summer in Tuolumne Meadows.