California's state park system is the largest and most diverse natural and cultural heritage holdings in the nation. Yet the century-and-a-half-old system has been in perpetual crisis mode for several decades, battered about by funding shortfalls and repeated threats of closures.

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Do Parks Push People Out?

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Parks improve health and fight climate change. But not all parks affect a community in the same way — and the question is: “Who’s it for?”