Latest from California State Parks
July 29, 2013 by Dhyana Levey
California State Parks is grappling with modern funding problems as it strains for cash while its staffing, recreation and maintenance needs grow.
June 27, 2013 by Christine Sculati
Most rural California state parks have languished in obscurity, but Anderson Marsh has been buoyed by those who value its history.
June 24, 2013 by Dhyana Levey
Santa Cruz state parks supporters are using a bit of marketing and PR to attract new park-goers and raise money.
April 01, 2012 by Joan Hamilton
Some 70 state parks were scheduled to be closed on July 1, 2012. But determined action by park-loving citizens around the state has succeeded in getting some parks removed from that list and has opened a discussion of the relationship between public parks and the people they serve. We visit four parks around the state to see what the future might hold for our beloved, but beleaguered, state parks.
March 23, 2012 by Joan Hamilton
In its haste to eliminate $22 million from its budget, the California parks department took aim at 70 state parks, one-quarter of the system. The strategy: sacrifice a few to save the many. But as citizens got involved to keep their favorite parks from closing, some interesting scenarios have been revealed. Some parks only needed a small shot in the arm, easily given with some simple revenue-generating schemes. Cut first, think later seemed to be the way state officials proceeded in the dark hours of budget cuts.