Membership: Frequently Asked Questions

 Where can I get a parking pass? 

All TPA members at the $250 level and above will receive a California State Parks Annual Day Use Pass (value $195, valid at all state parks). The STATE PARK PASS is good for 12 consecutive months at the time of donation. Click here to sign up online or to download a form that you can send in by mail. If you have trouble signing up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


How can I become a member?

You may sign up here. You may also send in a check to Torrey Pines Assocation, P.O. Box 345, La Jolla, CA 92038.


Do you sell gift memberships? 

Yes,  please indicate that your membership is a gift. Click the box when signing up here or include a note when you send in your check by mail.


Is my membership good for a calendar year or a year from the date of purchase?

Your membership is good a year from the date of purchase.


When will I receive my parking pass and membership material?

We promise a quick turn around whether you order online or by mail.


What happens if I lose my California State Parks parking pass?

Unfortunately, the State does not allow for lost or stolen passes to be replaced and no refunds can be issued.


Why should I become a member?

You should become a member if you care about the Reserve and if you want to support your Reserve. Your membership is a donation that helps protect and preserve Torrey Pines Natural State Reserve. Click here to see what we do.


I don't wish to become a member, but how do I make a donation?

TPA happily accepts donations in support our programs at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Many people choose to donate in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or wedding. Families often request donations to TPA in memory of loved ones. To make an online donation, please click here.


Is my membership or donation tax-deductible?

TPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN 95-2541114, and donations and memberships are tax-deductible under IRS guidelines. If you have questions regarding tax-deductibility, please consult your tax advisor.

What benefits do you offer?

All memberships at the $25 level (and above) come with invitations to special events, a 10% discount at the Visitor Center's Museum Shop, a subscription to our monthly electronic newsletter and news alerts. Family & Friends receive all of the above plus a California State Parks Annual Day Use Pass (value $195, valid at all state parks). Supporters receive all of the above, including a State Park Pass, plus a copy of the coffee table book Landscape and Legacy by William Evarts. Partners receive all of the above, including a State Park Pass.

Torrey Pines Association

P.O. Box 345
La Jolla, CA 92038