What Can You Do?

Park closures, service reductions and damaging development proposals threaten the integrity of California’s state park system, and the irreplaceable natural, cultural and historic resources they contain.California’s state parks are YOUR state parks, and you can help save them. Here are Four simple things you can do to help Save our State Parks:

vist a state park

become a volunteer

support legislation

spread the word

Closing Parks is Bad for Business

As part of our ongoing efforts to Save Our State Parks, the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) has launched a business-oriented campaign to send a powerful message to Governor Brown and the Legislature: ‘Closing Parks is Bad for Business.’ The new campaign kicked off during a state parks march and rally at the Capitol, where advocates gathered to bring awareness to the negative impacts park closures will have on California’s economy. Read more and find out how to get involved.(Read more)

March & Rally a Success!

On November 1st, park supporters gathered in Sacramento to speak out against planned park closures and urge policymakers to take action. Participants gathered outside the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park (one of the 70 state parks planned for closure) and marched to the Capitol where they rallied to call attention to the negative impacts that park closures will have- not only on park users, but on the economy as well. (Read more)

AB42 Signed!

On October 4, 2011 Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 42 (Huffman), the bill sponsored by the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to help keep California’s state parks open. AB 42 will allow the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into operating agreements with qualified nonprofit organizations to help keep state parks open. (Read more)

State Parks in the News
December 6, 2011 
Sugarloaf Ridge closure shuts out hikers, PressDemocrat.com
December 5, 2011 
California State Parks Fight To Stay Open , Huffington Post
December 3, 2011 
Palomar State Park: Now you see it…, Sign On San Diego
December 2, 2011 
Bodie Foundation Saves Mono Lake From Closure List, San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2011 
Group makes plea to save state parks from closures, San Jose Mercury News