The     lompali People

The Olompali People Cooperating Association was founded to help California State Parks interpret, preserve, protect, enhance, and develop the natural, cultural and aesthetic values of Olompali State Historic Park. What makes Olompali so unique is its 8,000-year continuous human history and its changing land use over time. Pick any point in history, and there are stories to tell at Olompali!

When The Olompali People started out in 1982, we were a small group of nature education guides who were inspired by noted naturalist Elizabeth Terwilliger to open this remarkable site to the public. Since then, TOP has matured into a community-based nonprofit cooperating association whose objective is to see through the implementation of Olompali’s General Plan and support educational programming
at the park.

Through TOP’s efforts, funds were raised and the Olompali general plan was created in partnership with California State Parks, which led to the opening of the park to the public in 1990. TOP is dedicated to preserving and restoring the cultural and natural history of the park, as well as to enhancing educational and interpretive programs. TOP’s goals include the rehabilitation of the Mary Burdell Victorian Garden, restoring historic buildings at the park, sustaining the recreated Coast Miwok village and its Ethnobotanical Garden, and partnering with State Parks on events and programs that showcase the park’s 8,000 year human history.

Become a Member

To become a member of TOP, simply click the button below and enter your tax-deductible membership donation.

Student/Senior memberships are $25.
Family memberships are $50.
Sponsorships are $100 or more.

Every dollar counts toward saving Olompali. Thanks, and see you at the park!
TOP’s Board of Directors meets quarterly
at Olompali from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

2019 Meetings

January 27th, Annual Membership Meeting
April 28th
July 28th
October 27th

Meeting Calendar
Volunteer Opportunities

We're always seeking volunteers, for everything from staffing our Visitors Center to patrolling trails. E-mail Diane Einstein at to learn about all the opportunities--and how you can join our volunteer team.

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