Located at the northern edge of Tuolumne Meadows, Parsons Memorial Lodge has been hosting a popular summer series since 1992. In July and August, visitors are welcome to join in the many diverse programs offered. The setting (reached via an easy walk through the meadow) is unique; the lodge is one of the earliest rustic stone buildings in a national park and was an important forerunner of National Park Service architecture.

Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series presents speakers ranging from artists and philosophers to research scientists, naturalists and historians. In 2013, the lineup included “The Fate of Yosemite’s Melting Glaciers” and the “17th 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.

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.